West Ham United supporters have praised Sebastien Haller, after he impressed in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
David Moyes’ side have gone fifth in the Premier League table with the victory.
The Hammers went ahead very early on in the game through Angelo Ogbonna, who rose highest from a Jarrod Bowen corner to hand the hosts the initiative.
Villa hit back through their captain Jack Grealish, whose strike from the edge of the box took a nick off Ogbonna on its way to finding the far corner.
Moyes threw on Haller and Said Benrahma for Arthur Masuaku and Michail Antonio at half-time, and the decision was instantly vindicated with the Algerian providing a perfect cross for Bowen to head home.
Despite applying plenty of pressure in the second half, Villa could not find an equaliser, with Ollie Watkins missing a penalty after a shirt pull in the box by Declan Rice.
The striker then scored in injury time but VAR found him to be a fraction offside.
Haller was perhaps unfortunate not to start the game, but did well when he came on at the break.
The Frenchman didn’t see a huge amount of the ball, but worked very hard and did show some brilliant link-up play at times, bringing the likes of Bowen and Benrahma into play.
On social media, fans made sure to praise the star for his contributions:
I say it as I see it & Haller has been brilliant since coming on
— ⚒ Don Logan (@Tommy_Gunn86) November 30, 2020
Haller has been great tonight.
— Rickie Carroll (@RickieCarroll17) November 30, 2020
Haller has been a different player this half. The player i was dreaming about when I saw the announcement tweet.
— Chris (@ChrisConnor93) November 30, 2020
Been very impressed with Seb Haller since he come on. Great attitude and wiliness to get involved. More of that please.
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) November 30, 2020
Haller has been really good tonight 👏🏻⚒
— hollseey (@hollseey) November 30, 2020
Credit where it’s due. Haller is digging in tonight.. actually breaking a sweat! 👏⚒ #WHUAVL
— Emily (@_emz_dj) November 30, 2020
Haller has been probing his worth today, he’s getting stuck in and showing Moyes why he should be starting.
— J.Hobbs Journalism (@JH_Journalism) November 30, 2020
Everything Haller has done been class… Fornals better centrally & drifting out to the right with Bowen drifting in.
Absolute myth this team can’t play without Antonio.
How unfit he was shows it was a very poor decision to start him. Ease him back in
— Brownie ⚒ (@WestHamMatters) November 30, 2020
That’s one of Haller’s best games of his West Ham career.
— ⚒IronMikeWHU⚒ (@IronMikeWHU) November 30, 2020
Benrahma and Haller definitely changed the game for us, well done Moysey #COYI
— KJ ⚒ (@Kyze_VII) November 30, 2020
Impressed with Haller that game, for himself busy, done a job Moyes wanted, stop the play when you can
— Marley Bronson (@SeanBurton95) November 30, 2020