David Moyes’ first game since being reappointed as West Ham’s manager could hardly have gone any better yesterday.
The Scot has a reputation for being a dour manager but his Hammers side ripped Bournemouth apart 4-0 at the London Stadium, recording a crucial win in the fight for survival.
And he also managed to get a goal out of Felipe Anderson, who lost his way somewhat under Manuel Pellegrini, the man who brought him to the club.
Anderson rounded off the scoring after a Mark Noble double sandwiched an acrobatic Sebastien Haller strike on an evening where everything went right.
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Many supporters took to Twitter to praise Anderson’s performance, signifying something of a return to form and a reward for his workrate.
They want to see it on a consistent basis as the Hammers seek to pull clear of the relegation battle and clamber into midtable – something they are more than capable of on the quality of the squad.
Moyes will hope Anderson can continue the form he showed yesterday if his reign is to go better than many fans might fear. More goals like this one would be a good start.
Nice to see you running non stop today.
— Heisenberg (@Heisenb57510722)January 1, 2020
More of the same. Let’s make this season we can remember and forget the past. West Ham loves you more than you know. North West West Ham season ticket holder.
— Stephen (@Stephen69003351)January 1, 2020
— James (@beardedbassguy)January 1, 2020
Hopefully that will restore his confidence. He had so many opportunities, if he’d been more confident and selfish.
Let’s hope you can push on!#COYI
— Leroy Boyce (@Leroy_Boyce)January 1, 2020
Well done, you needed to score to regain your confidence. Just keep shooting on target… go for it
— Paul Haden #FBPE #PeoplesVote (@Paul_Haden)January 1, 2020
Yasssss Felipe is back!! 👏⚒
— Santa Cruz (@CristianoCruzJ)January 1, 2020
So happy for this man NOW GET BEHIND@WestHamfans !! ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Nick 🍺⚒ (@Nicky32_66_COYI)January 1, 2020
Where you been all season?????
— Style Writer KeenRoc (@KeenOneRoc)January 1, 2020
How can anyone hate this man? May not have been great this season but he’s got a good work rate, helps out the defence etc. Hopefully the goal gives him the confidence to push on + score more!
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_)January 1, 2020
— Adam Rowland (@rowland_whufc)January 1, 2020
So pleased for him the one I wanted to score today
— Chris (@MR_bucket5)January 1, 2020
Happy for him
— Krugic (@PavelKruzic)January 1, 2020
Absolutely delighted for the bloke. Good on you Anderson.
— Stuart Freeman (@stubert77)January 1, 2020
So, so happy for Felipe Anderson tonight.
He finally got the goal that he’s desperately needed to hopefully kickstart his season. I stand by it, the best player on the pitch by a mile when he is on it.pic.twitter.com/SLwogzJdJd
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ)January 1, 2020
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