Victor Moses was discarded by Chelsea for a third consecutive season earlier this month as the Blues loaned him out to West Ham United.
The Nigerian winger seemingly has no future at Stamford Bridge, but he has scored a goal this evening that will have significantly increased his popularity in SW6.
Moses beat Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart with a precise piledriver within the opening six minutes of West Ham’s Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium.
Diafra Sakho later doubled West Ham’s lead, with a scrappy 31st-minute tap-in, before Kevin De Bruyne hit back in first-half stoppage time to leave City 2-1 down at the interval.
Before today, City had won all five of their domestic games this season. They kicked off tonight eight points ahead of defending Premier League champions Chelsea, meaning Jose Mourinho’s men are already desperate for their rivals to drop points.
City were widely expected to extend their winning record, but perhaps West Ham’s brilliant first-half shouldn’t have come as that much of a surprise.
After all, the Hammers have already won at Arsenal and Liverpool this season.
Moses showed real confidence in the way he took his goal.
He is quickly becoming a real asset to West Ham, just as he was for former loan club Stoke City.
The Chelsea outcast scored three goals and provided three more assists in 19 Premier League starts for the Potters last season.
He was not as successful at Liverpool though, scoring only once during his stint on Merseyside during the 2013-14 campaign.