Manuel Lanzini did his fledgling reputation within the Premier League the world of good with this pinpoint curler in the first half of West Ham United’s clash with Everton this afternoon.
The Argentine, a relative unknown when he joined the Hammers on loan from Al Jazira Club in the summer, has been outstanding in their flying start to the season, with this his third goal in nine games.
The 22-year-old midfielder showed composure not to simply thrash the ball as hard as he could first time when it broke to him on the edge of the box, and then great quality to pick out the top corner.
But Lanzini’s pearler may not be enough for the Londoners to end their recent home hoodoo against the Toffees, who have come from behind to win three and draw one of their last four visits to Upton Park.
The Blues’ equalising goal came from a familiar foe to West Ham. Romelu Lukaku rounded Adrian to slot home on 43 minutes for his seventh goal in seven games against the Irons in Everton colours.
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