It was understandable that Javier Hernandez was keen to make his move from West Ham United to Sevilla this summer, as was reported by The Daily Mail.
The Mexico international started 14 Premier League matches last season, coming on for 11, as per WhoScored.
He will have harboured hope that he could be the club’s main striker this season when Marko Arnautovic was sold, but that was quickly put to bed with the record-breaking signing of Sebastien Haller.
Hernandez made his first start for Sevilla in the Europa League against Qarabag on Thursday, scoring the opener of their 3-0 victory with a superb free-kick:
Since when did Javier Hernandez take free kicks? https://t.co/9n1J3q7gGN
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) September 19, 2019
While plenty of Sevilla supporters were wildly celebrating their side going ahead, many West Ham fans were left marvelling at what their former player had produced.
They couldn’t remember him doing anything like that at the London Stadium, with some blaming the way he was utilised.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including posts from shocked West Ham fans, can be seen below:
He took a few for us, 1 landed in my garden
— J. Hughes (@jeay1988) September 19, 2019
Since when did he score outside the box?
— John Bloomfield (@bloomers02) September 19, 2019
At West ham he couldn’t even kick a ball that far
— Glennyboy (@GlenWorrell) September 19, 2019
Good for him. Misused him from day one
— HertsWHU (@HertsWhu) September 20, 2019
Since he started football matches.
— Sam Jim Ward (@SamJimW) September 19, 2019
Is that his first goal from outside the box?
— [CMDR] KB (@BKieren89) September 19, 2019
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