By Amir Mir
Sam Byram played the full match as West Ham beat Tottenham 1-0 on Friday night – and Leeds fans on Twitter have hailed their former player for his performance.
The 23-year-old moved to the Hammers from Elland Road during the 2016 January transfer window, but injuries have seen his game time reduced since that transfer.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic opted to play Byram at right-back during a crucial encounter against title-chasing Spurs.
The Leeds academy product put in a solid display as Manuel Lanzini scored the only goal of the game to help his team to a much-needed three points.
One Whites supporter stated that if Byram gets more game time at the London Stadium then he will become a gem of a player.
While another fan was complimenting him for his class display against a Tottenham team that, at the time, had the best defence in the Premier League.
There is no surprise that another fan is gutted not to see Byram playing at Elland Road but was pleased for him at his new club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If he gets more game time, this'll just be the start. You've got an absolute gem of a player in Byram
— Josh Townend (@Josh_T95) May 5, 2017
Byram looks class against Spurs. #lufc
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) May 5, 2017
Nice to see you play well last night Sam from a #lufc fan
— Glenn Bugge (@Buggey20) May 6, 2017
Wish you would come back home gutted you left but seeing you play against top class players I feel like a proud father #lufc
— brent (@brentusmc) May 5, 2017
— Mat Greveson (@GrevesonMat) May 6, 2017
Byram playing well at west ham. #lufc
— Haakon (@sotrawhites) May 5, 2017
Good to see you playing @sambyram93 – keep working hard.
— John McGlashan (@john959379) May 6, 2017
good to see you are doing well Sam, keep in touch mate ????⚽????
— Mike Hayward (@SussexWhite) May 6, 2017
— White Answers (@whiteanswers) May 5, 2017
Over the course of the season, Byram has played 20 matches in all competitions, with 16 of those appearances coming in the Premier League.
Added to that, he has started 16 of those games, providing two assists as he will be looking to kick on and end the season on a high.
During his time in Yorkshire, the highly-rated defender played 143 matches for the Championship side, who narrowly missed on a top six finish this term.
Manager Garry Monk has opted to play summer signing Luke Ayling on the right-hand side of defence during this campaign.