West Ham were thrilled with David Moyes as he opted to play midfielder Domingos Quina against Arsenal on Tuesday in the League Cup.
One fan believed Moyes’ decision to play Quina would get pulses racing, and it’s the youngsters first senior start for the club.
The Hammers and Arsenal recently met in the league at the London Stadium and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
West Ham know that victory on Tuesday would see them reach the League Cup semi-final for only the second time in the last five years.
The Hammers will be boosted by the fact that Arsenal have lost their last four home League Cup ties against Premier League clubs.
The Gunners were knocked out of the competition last season courtesy of Southampton.
Going into the game with stats suggesting West Ham could win, fans are extremely happy with Moyes’ line-up – and the decision to start 18-year-old Quina.
Here are the best reactions from delighted West Ham fans:
Buzzing to see Quina tonight #COYI
— Jack Johnson (@JackJohnson20) December 19, 2017
Quina and Rice? That should set the pulses racing.
— Pete Doonican (@PeteDoonican) December 19, 2017
Quina gets a start well surprised at that!! And rice at RB? Surprised at that as well! Great chance to get to the semi finals!
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) December 19, 2017
— Keelan ???????? (@Koulatte) December 19, 2017
#Quina in the start line up. Good news
— Friûl Connection (@FriulConnection) December 19, 2017
Quina and Rice ???????? #AFCvWHU
— Oliver Khan (@oliverkhanx) December 19, 2017
AND 5 AT THE BACK JEEZ!
— TrapzyyWHU (@TrapzyyWHU) December 19, 2017
West Ham are back in action on Saturday at the London Stadium when they play a Newcastle United side who haven’t won any of their last nine league games.
The Magpies sit 18th with 15 points, two points less than their opponents on Saturday.
If the Hammers lose to Newcastle United, they could fall to 19th in the table depending on other results.
Although the Magpies have won the two most recent league meetings with the Hammers.
In other West Ham United news, Hammers fans have reacted to the news that Manuel Lanzini has been charged with diving against Stoke.