Jack Wilshere scored his first goal for West Ham as the Hammers progressed through to the next round of the Carabao Cup, beating Newport County 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Pablo Fornals scored the other goal for the Hammers – tapping in from Felipe Anderson’s low cross – to secure the victory against the League Two side.
Manuel Pellegrini handed a debut to summer signing Albian Ajeti in this match. Although he did well with his industry, many West Ham fans are not impressed with his overall performance.
The 22-year-old looked promising at times and showed plenty of running and energy. However, he didn’t get enough clear-cut chances to score.
In the second half, he was presented with a couple of opportunities to score – both close-range headers – but he couldn’t find the target.
Overall, it was a promising performance, but at the same time frustrating as well. Here are some of the reactions from the Hammers fans on Twitter:
But in contradiction to what I said, I am underwhelmed by Ajeti.
— QTips (@quentinct) August 27, 2019
Agree, but disappointed with Ajeti. But let’s be patient…
— Paul (@pkdodimead) August 27, 2019
So what have we learned? Sanchez is poor, Fornals and Ajeti look pretty average. Antonio is going to have an injury hit season. Otherwise satisfactory. #westham
— Peter Martin ⚒ (@westham_boy1958) August 27, 2019
I’m watching the game… Im on holiday with the family.. But obviously watching the game… I don’t see him doing that bad… Must be me.. Snodgrass on the other hand? And ajeti has seemed invisible
— West Ham Fans Against Fascism (@WHUantifascists) August 27, 2019
That ajeti has been awful!
— George Cove ⚒ (@GeorgeCove) August 27, 2019
West Ham enjoyed 73% of possession and attempted 14 shots of which they managed to keep six on target, according to BBC Sport.