Lukasz Fabianski was the hero once again for West Ham on Monday night, as picked out by the supporters.
The Poland international was an integral player in the game for the Hammers, keeping Aston Villa out to ensure the final score was 0-0.
As indicated by the score, the Hammers’ best performing players were of a defensive nature, with Fabianski and Declan Rice the team’s top-rated players on WhoScored.
So it was no surprise that defensive players were pictured when the question of the best performance was posed:
Our first game back after the international break on Monday night – who impressed you the most? pic.twitter.com/9WcQjmjM9d
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 18, 2019
While there were various calls for Angelo Ogbonna to be crowned the most impressive player, Fabianski was the popular choice.
The 34-year-old, who was named Hammer of the Year last season, was SofaScore’s Man of the Match with a rating of 8.0, having made 5 saves, 1 punch and 2 clearances.
This is another encouraging sign from him for the Hammers, especially as this is his second clean sheet in a row – following the 2-0 victory over Norwich City.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the question can be seen below:
Fabs,, only one who kept us in the game
— bexylo (@thatoneguyyeet) September 18, 2019
Fabianski but there was a roll call for on the pitch honours for the team
— Benn (@Hammerbenn) September 18, 2019
Fab, Rice and Lanzini
— Nicola Meyer (@NicolaMeyer7) September 18, 2019
Fabrinski yet again
— Sandie Barrick (@SandieBarrick) September 18, 2019
— HereForFootball (@Jaykir3) September 18, 2019
New season, same old story. Super Fab saves us again and Noble keeps on going strong.
— Samuel Kirkwood (@SKirky7) September 18, 2019