West Ham United held Aston Villa to a 0-0 draw on Monday night after going down to 10 men for the final quarter of the match – and Hammers fans were mightily impressed with a player their side struggled to keep a hold of.
Lukasz Fabianski made a number of important saves while Jack Grealish and Wesley had excellent chances to break the deadlock. West Ham, meanwhile, could not create any kind od half-chance themselves.
John McGinn was signed by Steve Bruce at Aston Villa in the summer of 2018 from Hibernian for a bargain £2.75million, and he has since gone on to shine in the Premier League after playing a crucial part in Villa’s promotion from the second tier.
In his five Premier League appearances, he is quickly developing a reputation in the Premier League as one of Villa’s most important players alongside the likes of Grealish, Tyrone Mings and Tom Heaton.
A goal against Tottenham on the opening day and an assist in the 2-0 win over Everton, Scotland international McGinn has started excellently. Fabianski made an excellent save to deny him, before an effort from 20 yards scraped the post.
West Ham fans reacted to McGinn’s performance for Villa on Monday night, and many believe he was excellent for Dean Smith’s side. Some even believe the left-footed star would be an excellent addition at the London Stadium.
That McGinn is a baller
— Victor 🇨🇦🇷🇴 (@VictorWHUFC) September 16, 2019
McGinn and Mings are genuinely fantastic players, Fabianski keeping us in this
— Matt (@MattR_WHUFC) September 16, 2019
Villa Dangerman for me tonight is John McGinn who Moyes allegedly wanted to sign for us . Quality box to box midfielder .
— West Ham Geezer ⚒ (@WHUFCGeezer) September 16, 2019
Would take both of them in our defence next season if villa go down.
— ⚒🙅🏻♀️Westy FUT Hammerette🙅🏻♀️⚒ (@WestyHammerette) September 16, 2019
John McGinn is quite a player!
Do you think the second yellow was warranted for Masuaku? Just curious from a non WH supporter.
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) September 17, 2019
John McGinn has so much energy and determination ffs. Perfect partner for Rice.
— Alfonzo (@AlfieCOYI1) September 16, 2019