After West Ham United came away with a 2-1 London derby victory over Tottenham this afternoon at the London Stadium (BBC), plenty of Hammers lavished the ‘unsung’ performance of defender Issa Diop as David Moyes’ men cement a crucial Premier League win.
Michail Antonio opened the scoring early on before January signing Jesse Lingard notched a second just after the half time interval.
Tottenham winger Lucas Moura pulled a goal back for the north Londoners but it wasn’t enough, with Gareth Bale only threatening an equaliser by striking the crossbar.
West Ham eventually held out for an heroic win, and despite the brilliant contributions of both Antonio and Lingard, plenty of Irons held special praise for Diop following a brilliant defensive shift – find all of their verdicts on the defender down below.
West Ham fans hail Diop
“Diop was absolutely fantastic today”
“Dawson and Diop were outstanding”
“Diop was class today, for somebody who’s hardly played, brilliant performance”
“Issa Diop done a job on Kane today, top class.”
“Jose will love Diop even more after that, what a performance.”
“If all our defenders perform at their best, Diop is our best defender by a mile! The guy is a monster. A lot of fans are just thickle! & quick to forget.”
“Unsung performance of the afternoon for West Ham has to be Issa Diop – very solid against a top quality opposition attack; even more impressive given his lack of consistent game time in recent months for West Ham. Huge confidence building performance from Diop. Much needed.”
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