“Immense!” After stunning Manchester City, West Ham fans single out one man for extra praise
West Ham edge out Manchester City on penalties
West Ham completed the Manchester double in a shock evening at the London Stadium.
Having beaten Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup, there must have been inward sighs when they drew the Citizens for the fourth round, but after they held Guardiola’s side to a 0-0 draw, the game headed to a penalty shoot-out.
David Moyes’ side were perfect from the spot, meaning that Phil Foden’s miss, with Manchester City’s first penalty, proved ultimately decisive.
WE MAKE IT THROUGH ON PENALTIES! 💪
COME ON YOU IRONS!#WHUMCI pic.twitter.com/xOKjN5uW6q
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 27, 2021
After the victory, West Ham join Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, Brentford, Sunderland and Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the competition, with the draw to be made on Saturday morning.
Ben Johnson takes the plaudits
While the nature of the result meant that everyone got plenty of praise, West Ham fans were quick to direct extra in the direction of Irons full-back Ben Johnson. Moyes’ side have not conceded a goal with him in the side, and he was once more impressive against the Citizens, leaving Hammers fans to reflect on just what a gem they may have uncovered.
West Ham have yet to concede in 6 GAMES with Ben Johnson on the pitch this season.
✅ 1-0 at Man Utd
✅ 2-0 v. Rapid
✅ 1-0 v. Everton
✅ 3-0 v. Genk
✅ 1-0 v. Tottenham
✅ 0-0 v. Man City
Johnson has not lost a ground duel (9/9) or been dribbled past.
— Matchday365 (@Matchday365) October 27, 2021
Ben Johnson. Star boy.
— ⚒️ (@prideofeastldn) October 27, 2021
BEN JOHNSON DOESN’T CONCEDE
— Rio Beare (@riobeare) October 27, 2021
Things in Ben Johnson’s pockets: pic.twitter.com/Kh3BnNyfVO
— gazund (@gazundaa) October 27, 2021
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— Roshane Thomas (@RoshaneSport) October 27, 2021
Just watched Mark Noble’s post-match interview, you can see just how much #WHUFC’s continued progress means to him.
Says Ben Johnson has become a man this week with his displays against Genk, Spurs and City – absolutely spot on, he’s been immense 💫 pic.twitter.com/BbJoE0UdFL
— Toby Cudworth (@Toby_Cudworth) October 27, 2021
Ben Johnson. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/C5WzhrS2rm
— lewis (@whufc_lewis) October 27, 2021