West Ham United thrashed Macclesfield Town 8-0 on Wednesday night.
West Ham United advanced into the next round of the Carabao Cup after hammering League Two side Macclesfield Town 8-0 at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
The scoring started when Declan Rice crossed for Michail Antonio to head home the opener, before Grady Diangana’s shot was saved and Robert Snodgrass prodded the ball home on the line.
Aaron Cresswell teed up Lucas Perez for the third, and it became four after the break when right back Ryan Fredericks went on a run and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net.
Angelo Ogbonna made it five with a header from a Snodgrass corner, Snodgrass grabbed his second from a Fredericks run, and the scoring was finished when Diangana grabbed two goals from Joe Powell passes.
It was a thumping win for West Ham, and whilst a host of experienced players flourished, it was young winger Diangana who grabbed the headlines with a superb debut in claret and blue.
Diangana, 19, has come up through the West Ham ranks, and was given a chance to shine by Manuel Pellegrini as he made his first appearance for the Hammers against the League Two side.
With two goals, Diangana produced in West Ham’s win, and he was a menace throughout with direct running at the Macclesfield defence, leaving fans to hail the teenager on Twitter.
Fans praised Diangana as ‘different class’ and the man of the match, adding that he oozed class and confidence throughout, feeling that his debut was ‘unbelievable’ as they called for him to be given more playing time.
Grady Diangana was different class tonight… yeah it was bottom of league 2 Maccelsfield but still only 20 and bags of potential…. 2 goals on his debut icing on the cake of his man of the match performance. #WHUFC #COYI— Kris Prowse (@KrisProwse182) September 26, 2018
Pleased with the performance & result enjoyed the game. Fringe players took their opportunity well. Delighted for the young players especially Grandy Diangana who oozed class & confidence #WHUFC— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) September 26, 2018
Let’s hope Diangana gets more time on the field now. #WHUFC— Phil (@PGLP90) September 26, 2018
This Diangana (45) is some player! Love him!!! #COYI— Maxee (@mariemaxee) September 26, 2018
It’s always rare to see West Ham smashing teams. Diangana looks a brilliant player! #COYI— Chris Turner (@HopefulHammer) September 26, 2018
Diangana was amazing tonight, needs to get more first team opportunity’s, fredricks showed a lot of potential going forward, good signs— Young Brian IV (@JxsseC) September 26, 2018