Some West Ham United fans were left stunned after a statistic about Tomas Soucked emerged following Monday night’s win over Burnley.
The club’s Twitter account revealed that the Czech Republic international won a staggering 17 aerial duels against the Clarets, which is more than 10 Premier League clubs managed in their respective fixtures.
Soucek has been in stunning form this season, scoring nine goals in the top flight, the joint-most for David Moyes’ side. However, the 27-year-old has also proved to be a defensive powerhouse for David Moyes’ side, winning the most aerial duels and the second-most tackles, clearances and interceptions.
It was back to winning way for the Hammers on Monday night as they came from behind to see off Sean Dyche’s men 2-1 thanks to a brace from Michail Antonio. West Ham now sit just three points off Chelsea in fourth as they look to reach the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Fans were left in shock by the stat regarding their towering midfielder as they took to Twitter to react:
Are you serious? That’s amazing. The dude’s a machine.
— Ralph (@RalphMHarrison) May 4, 2021
— Arber (@Arber_007) May 4, 2021
That’s actually hilarious.
— Sam Jim (@SamJimW) May 4, 2021
Hes a machine
— aidxn01 (@cayz03) May 4, 2021
— Chris (@c_friend1) May 4, 2021
What a stat😭😭
— joe⚒ (@j1mrphy) May 4, 2021