West Ham United recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League last night.
Two goals from the first half from Michail Antonio were enough to cancel Chris Wood’s penalty and seal the three points for the Londoners.
The Hammers have a chance to qualify for the Champions League and last night’s victory will definitely give them a much needed boost.
David Moyes can reasonably be pleased with the performance, with Manuel Lanzini producing an impressive screen in an unknown position.
The midfielder has had a disappointing season, starting just four Premier League games for the Hammers this season.
The West Ham manager used the Argentine midfielder in a deeper role and he excelled alongside Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble.
Lanzini was impressive on the ball and controlled the pace of the game with his targeted pass. Burnley struggled to cope with his flair and agility.
Although he was not so disciplined positionally, the injection of creativity helped the hammers massively in attack.
The 28-year-old worked hard throughout the game, pushing the opponents’ players into error.
Lanzini will hope to build on yesterday’s performance and keep a regular starting place until the end of the season.
Moyes also deserves plenty of praise for letting the player flourish as a central midfielder.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance – here’s what they had to say.
Manuel Lanzini’s play by numbers vs. Burnley:
95% pass accuracy
18 last third passes
13 ball restorations
3 long passes tried
3 long passes completed
1 chance created
Great achievement. 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/4zHWWStPLB
– Dan Woffenden (@ danwoff98) May 3, 2021
Can we please discuss how good Lanzini was in the first half ?!
Calm on the ball, good distribution, dictates the pace of the game and most importantly did not look easy.
Quality display. 🇦🇷⚒️
– Will ⚒ (@ willlebeau18) May 3, 2021
HUGE shout to Manuel Lanzini also in the profound role. Totally bossed that game👏
– Rudi Voller (@ VOLLER17) May 3, 2021
Love the fact that Moysey found a place for Lanzini today. Fantastic performance and good result ⚒
– Ian Bishop (@BishBlueHammer) May 3, 2021
Lanzini has been quality in the deep role
– West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 3, 2021
Can not underestimate how big a gain it is for us. The pressure was on tonight, but the manager and the players increased more than to the plate and got the job done.
Benrahma, Lanzini, Antonio and Coufal are all fantastic.
⚒️ ♥ ️
– West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) May 3, 2021
Lanzini & Fornals were amazing in that midfield today! Moyes got it with them both tonight. ⚒️
– West Ham News & Views (@WestHamViews_) May 3, 2021
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