West Ham fans rave about Angelo Ogbonna after win over Southampton
West Ham United secured their place in the Europa League next season with a brilliant 3-0 win over Southampton in front of their own fans on Sunday afternoon – and Hammers fans have raved about Angelo Ogbonna’s display.
A quick-fire brace from Pablo Fornals saw West Ham take a commanding lead into the break. The first came in the form of a neatly-placed tap-in after a save from Alex McCarthy to give the Hammers the lead on 30 minutes.
His second came when Vladimir Coufal got down the right and crossed for Fornals to finish brilliantly, just three minutes later. It was three late on when West Ham hero Declan Rice broke free down the left, and finished superbly.
The last chapter of an important season.
A result that confirms our strength, the union, the group.
Proud of you guys.
It's the best gift I could get for my birthday.#AO21 #COYI #WHUSOU pic.twitter.com/VxLtS4LE5c
— Angelo Ogbonna (@OgbonnaOfficial) May 23, 2021
The win saw West Ham finish the season in sixth place, a brilliant campaign after a relegation battle just last term. It is difficult to find a player that endured a difficult season in West Ham colours – and Ogbonna is no different.
An ankle injury limited Italy international Ogbonna to 28 Premier League matches, but when fit, the 33-year-old has been first choice alongside Craig Dawson. In those 28 games, the £8m (Mail) star has helped keep nine clean sheets.
West Ham fans applauded the experienced defender after another commanding display from centre-back.
Respect to Moyes for giving @WestHam fans the best season in decades, considering we have one converted (injury suffering)striker who plays like a Titan when fit.
What a team!!
ENTERTAINING to watch grafters!
— Corbyn's Jewish Cat 🐱🌹 (@ChampagneDosser) May 23, 2021
Ogbonna seems to have got better with age imo
— Jonesy ☆ #GSBOUT (@RockyWhu) May 23, 2021
Ogbonna is such a legend ❤️
— Charlotte (@CharlotteWHU) May 23, 2021
Said it before, I’ll say it again
Angelo Ogbonna is the most underrated player at West Ham
— Lauren⚒ (@lozza3man) May 23, 2021
Ogbonna motm. It’s a poetic end to this season. Rice first goal of the season is our final goal of the season to send us to europa
— Chingle (@stoffer_charlie) May 23, 2021
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