Winston Reid praises West Ham’s Lanzini following Everton draw

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The defender says a share of the points was probably a fair result on Saturday.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham United defender Winston Reid was full of praise for forward Manuel Lanzini following their draw with Everton.

The young Argentine has enjoyed a fine start to his career in England since joining the Hammers on loan in the summer, with his performance against the Toffees the latest in a long line of eye-catching showings.

He scored the opening goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw, curling the ball in perfectly from the edge of the box to beat Tim Howard in the Blues goal, and Reid was quick to praise his displays this season.

“He's been brilliant, he has been one of the players of the season so far for us,” he told

“He has been really good and he keeps on improving. He's not just an attacker, he also defends and he can run from box to box. He's only a young kid, there are going to be some difficult games for him, but fortunately for us he's having really, really good games at the moment.”

Reflecting on the game with Roberto Martinez’s side, Reid says that a share of the points was probably a fair reflection on the game.

After taking the lead through Lanzini’s excellent opener they were pegged back just before half time, as Romelu Lukaku once again proved the thorn in their side to score his seventh goal in seven games against the Hammers.

The home side were unable to retake the lead, and Reid believes they just lacked the requisite quality in the final third to secure all three points.

“I was hoping he [Lukaku] was injured but he wasn't,” Reid added.

“I think the fans saw two open teams that wanted to go at it and play football. We tried to get the three points but maybe we lacked a little bit of quality in the final third and I guess a point was a fair result at the end of the day.”

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