West Brom fans react on Twitter to Jonathan Leko's first Premier League start

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West Brom were thrashed 3-0 by West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

West Bromwich Albion have now lost five of their last seven games after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies are ending the season in dire form, and Cheikhou Kouyate got the ball rolling for West Ham with a fine back post header, and Mark Noble then scored either side of half-time to wrap up a 3-0 win for Slaven Bilic's Hammers.

On another dismal day for West Brom fans, there wasn't a great deal to shout about, but the performance of teenager Jonathan Leko was the one bright spark.

Leko, 17, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but moved to England at the age of just eight, and has come up through the ranks with West Brom - an eerily similar story to Baggies team-mate Saido Berahino, who moved from Burundi as a child.

The pacey forward, who has been impressing with the club's youth setup whilst earning England youth caps, was handed his first Premier League start against West Ham, playing out on the right hand side for Tony Pulis' men.

Leko flashed real ability on the ball, terrorising the West Ham defence in a superb spell during the first half, and he even played the full 90 minutes.

After the final whistle, West Brom fans took to Twitter to praise Leko, tipping him as a star of the future after such an impressive performance, and hope to see more of him before the end of the season.

Here are some of the reactions from West Brom fans after Leko's display against West Ham...

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