Some West Ham fans react to Felipe Anderson's debut

New West Ham United signing Felipe Anderson looks on  during a friendly match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Walsall, England.

West Ham United beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Wednesday night.

New West Ham United signing Felipe Anderson looks on  during a friendly match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Walsall, England.

West Ham United were in pre-season action again on Wednesday night, as they comfortably defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Walsall's Banks's Stadium ahead of the new Premier League season.

Manuel Pellegrini's side drew 2-2 away at Preston North End on Saturday afternoon, and faced another Championship club last night as the Hammers travelled to the Midlands to face Steve Bruce's Villa.

Linked-away Michail Antonio got the scoring started for West Ham, showing great determination to fight through challenges before driving into the box and firing into the bottom corner of the net.

Smart link-up play between Arthur Masuaku and club-record signing Felipe Anderson saw the left back square for Marko Arnautovic, and the Austrian made no mistake as he bagged his third goal in five days following his brace at Preston.

Ex-Villa loanee Robert Snodgrass tucked home a third from Arnautovic's pass as he attempts to fight for a future under Pellegrini, and Villa did land a consolation goal thanks to a superb finish from young wide man Andre Green.

West Ham fans will be delighted with such a comfortable win, but the focus was on playmaker Anderson, who was making his first appearance in a Hammers shirt since his big-money move from Lazio.

New West Ham United signing Felipe Anderson in action during a friendly match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Walsall, England.

The 25-year-old was involved in a lengthy saga as West Ham attempted to tempt Lazio into a deal, and fans finally got to see him in action on Wednesday night.

Fans took to Twitter to praise Anderson's performance, claiming he was 'unbelievable' and 'very exciting', and whilst some have concerns about his lack of physicality in English football, fans were hugely encouraged by his link-up with Masuaku down the left.

New West Ham United signing Felipe Anderson (r) challenges Villa player Conor Hourihane during a friendly match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018...

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