West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been under enormous pressure of late to produce the attacking, easy-on-the-eye football that the Hammers faithful crave, but even they would have been impressed by Diafra Sakho’s wonder goal last night.
While the finish from Sakho during the Under-21’s match against Ipswich wasn’t the greatest you’ll ever see, the build-up to the goal wouldn’t look out of place on the grandest stage. Allardyce will have been delighted with the goal, given that both new signing Alex Song and Ravel Morrison were involved in the beautiful move.
Beginning the move out on the left wing, Matthias Fanimo plays the ball inside to find Song, whose cheeky yet majestic Rabona picks out an on-rushing Morrison. The two exchange passes effortlessly, before Morrison stretches out to pull the ball back from the front post and into the path of Sakho, who duly finishes the brilliant goal.
With the addition of Song secured last Saturday on a season-long loan from Barcelona, fans may not have expected the Cameroonian to bring the famous tiki-taka style to Upton Park given his defensive role for the Spanish club.
But if he can produces the same performances for the first team throughout the season, Allardyce could yet find the campaign to be a fairly enjoyable one, having come through the jeers and calls for his sacking from the stands.
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