West Ham fans react to Joao Mario debut v Crystal Palace
Joao Mario made his West Ham debut today in the Premier League match against Crystal Palace and fans are very happy with what they’ve seen so far.
David Moyes put him straight into the first team after his move from Inter Milan after injuries to Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini.
And Mario looked immediately at home in the pressure cauldron of the Premier League, impressing West Ham fans from the off.
Their side went behind to a Christian Benteke goal in the 24th minute but pulled themselves level before the break with a Mark Noble penalty.
And Mario was at the heart of the move that led to the spot kick, with Javier Hernandez getting upended.
The game ended 1-1 to leave West Ham in 10th position in the Premier League.
Here is a selection of the best reactions to the Portuguese midfielder from his display at the London Stadium on Tuesday night.
Excited to see what more Joao Mario has..absolute class and looking like Chicharito is playing with purpose as well up front! Excited to see what could be with a healthy squad.. Upword and onward @WestHamUtd #COYI #WHUCRY
— Tim Alexander (@DJTiale) January 30, 2018
— Adam Hennings (@AdamDrake711) January 30, 2018
joao mario playing exceptionally well on his debut for @WestHamUtd more of this expected
— Nanas4 (@I_am_golding) January 30, 2018
— Tiger Hood (@samburgundy) January 30, 2018
exactly. joao mario prefers to play deeper than this anyways too. shows his quality every time he touches the ball, and will show it even more when Arnautovic/Lanzini are back https://t.co/ZbY2iJQ93n
— Jack (@Jvckist) January 30, 2018
Joao Mario > Zaha
— Ben ⚒ (@BEANWHUCOYI) January 30, 2018
Joao mario has looked rly good so dar
— HHK⚒ (@ClaretCollins) January 30, 2018
Joao Mario & Lanzini behind Arnautovic is a dream ????
— Louie Mills ⚒ (@ManLikeMartinez) January 30, 2018
Joao mario player very well that first half done fantastic for the penalty.. he will be a real problem once he has lanzini and arnie back and he’s fully fit
— Over Land And Sea (@WestHam_OLAS) January 30, 2018
Joao Mario will be so good when Arnie is back. Them two with Lanzini will be lethal. Impressed with his performance so far, just needs someone to link up with.
— West Ham Photos (@whufcphotos) January 30, 2018
Joao mario ???? early days but looks a bit of a baller ????
— Josh Russell (@J_Russell1994) January 30, 2018
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are set to offload a powerhouse to his former club after a bid was tabled for his signing.