West Ham United winger Andriy Yarmolenko scored the goal that proved to be the winner against Portugal, securing top spot in Euro 2020 qualifying for Ukraine.
In the 27th minute, the 29-year-old made his way into the box to meet Vitaliy Mykolenko’s low cross, clinically putting it past Rui Patricio with a first-time effort, as shown in the video on West Ham’s Twitter account.
After the game, the Hammers also tweeted a congratulatory message for Yarmolneko and his teammates:
Yarmo’s goal helped Ukraine secure qualification for #EURO2020 as Group B winners last night!
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 15, 2019
The replies to the tweets saw plenty of love being shown from West Ham fans, as they congratulated a man who has become a very popular figure at London Stadium.
Yarmolenko has performed admirably in claret and blue since returning from injury, as in 6 Premier League starts and 1 substitute appearances this campaign, he has managed 3 goals from the wing, as per WhoScored.
Now that he has added such a significant goal in the yellow of Ukraine to his season tally, many Hammers fans are hoping he will be able to continue his form against Everton on Saturday.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the post can be seen below:
37 goals for Ukraine shows exactly how good Yarmolenko is in front of goal. After a long injury absence, we are finaly starting to see how effective he is in terms of goalscoring for West Ham. Class player.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) October 14, 2019
Totally mate. Proper, proper player and a diamond bloke.
— Johnboy (@OneLeggedTrout) October 14, 2019
Watched the game, best no 7 on the pitch!
— Joanna Rush (@JhobbsyRush) October 15, 2019
GO ON YARMO SON!!!!
— James Robinson (@jim_robbo) October 14, 2019
— Killer Heels (@KillerHeels_UK) October 14, 2019
— Michael (@hotchocolate43) October 14, 2019