Sam Byram impressed as West Ham beat Norwich City.
Sam Byram showed just quickly he has adjusted to Premier League football with a composed performance for West Ham.
The defender was a January signing from Leeds United, and made his debut in difficult circumstances against Manchester City in January.
A minor injury prevented him from kicking on, but he was named as a starter in for the clash away at Norwich at the weekend, a match in which West Ham fought back to claim a 2-2 draw.
His composure in possession stood out, barely giving the ball away at all, and winning the ball back for his side on three occasions, breaking up opposition attacks five times with interceptions.
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The hope when West Ham signed Byram was that they had signed a player ready to replicate Aaron Cresswell's success at left-back, and while it is early days, it appears the ex-Leeds star is on the right track.
At £3.7 million the deal to sign him looks a steal, and the 22-year-old has barely got started showing what he can do from an attacking perspective yet as he concentrates on his defensive game.
The draw meant the Hammers slipped back to seventh in the table, but they actually gained ground on fifth placed Manchester United, who lost to Sunderland are are now just one point ahead of Slaven Bilic's side.