West Ham United star Robert Snodgrass impressed as the Hammers earned a surprise 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium on Saturday, and he earned the praise of two Aston Villa players.
The 31-year-old played 77 minutes of the 1-0 win over Spurs, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side ended Tottenham’s 100 per cent record at the new stadium. It was the first goal Spurs have conceded since relocating from Wembley.
The Hammers finally broke the deadlock in the 67th minute, as Marko Arnautovic’s cross caught Davinson Sanchez napping. Michail Antonio got on the end of it, finding the back of the net past Hugo Lloris.
Snodgrass posted on Instagram after the match, in which he was booked in the 26th minute of the match for a tackle on Lucas Moura. Former Villa teammates Mile Jedinak and Glenn Whelan replied to his post.
The loan spell at Aston Villa that Snodgrass enjoyed helped him rejuvenate his West Ham career. He is now a regular under Pellegrini, having a hand in 13 goals this season.
But could it be short-lived? Snodgrass only has a contract at West Ham until the summer of 2020, meaning that this summer could be the last chance for the Hammers to bring in a fee for the versatile midfielder.
Does he deserve a new contract? His form this year would suggest so.