Andriy Yarmolenko has had his struggles with injury at West Ham United, but things have certainly picked up for him this season.
He got his second goal of the campaign against Manchester United on Sunday, floating in and out of the offside trap, before receiving a pass from Felipe Anderson and burying it in the bottom corner, as shown in the highlights video on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
Many Hammers fans have been enjoying watching the Ukrainian and it seems as though he has felt that:
“I felt like I had finished my career here with the ovation I got when I came off. Everyone applauded me and I really appreciated that. Our fans are amazing and every game you play here you feel like you are a special team.” – @Yarmolenko_7 pic.twitter.com/PIGzTnieCF
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 23, 2019
Another sign of the 29-year-old’s effectiveness in the final third is that he has averaged 1.2 key passes per game in the 4 Premier League starts and 1 substitute appearance he has made, as per WhoScored.
It has been especially important for him to step up recently, with Michail Antonio currently out injured.
He has certainly taken his opportunity to show the skill and capability he has on the ball, which was also evident in his goal against Norwich City, when he adjusted quickly to volley the ball past Tim Krul.
A selection of Twitter reaction to his comment can be seen below:
We were just giving you the appreciation your performance deserved keep working hard you are becoming a fans favourite
— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) September 23, 2019
You can see your confidence growing ! Keep it going
— Paolo (@ellingford_paul) September 23, 2019
Youre’s was the signing I was most excited about, ask my mate’s! Glad to see you’re well and truly on the road to recovery, I think you’re best days with us are still to come #classact
— Abe (@abe_atchia) September 23, 2019
Quality finish Yarmo Nice pass from Felipe Anderson aswell.
— Jon Hewitt (@Jonhewitt1980) September 22, 2019
He is a great player and knows where the goal is
— Mark Nicholls (@MarkNic16596326) September 23, 2019
There to go Yarmo x pic.twitter.com/h7EvNuxByg
— Ricky Challenger (@rickychal) September 23, 2019