David Moyes has hailed West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna for his performance in the 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.
The Italian international started once again alongside Craig Dawson, as the Irons kept their fourth consecutive clean-sheet in all competitions.
Moyes admitted that Ogbonna has become better with age, and continues to impress him with his experience at the London Stadium.
Speaking to Football London after the game, Moyes was delighted with how much Ogbonna has stepped up in recent years.
“Ogbonna has been excellent, his concentration levels. He is in the Italian squad which shows you how good he has been,” he said.
“Sometimes centre-halves get better with age and experience and produce better performances later in their career. I hope that is the case with Angelo. he’s been really solid, really good, consistent and at the moment getting the clean sheets is a big bonus for the team.”
Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes have bullied some of the best defenders in the Premier League in recent years, but that didn’t happen today.
Sean Dyche actually replaced both of his Burnley attackers, proving that they were massively frustrated by the likes of Ogbonna and Dawson.
Ogbonna won four of his aerial duels according to WhoScored, as well as taking home their Man of the Match award with Ben Mee.
The 32-year-old also hit the woodwork, and almost made it the perfect afternoon for the defender in yet another slender victory.
With defenders changing frequently around him, Ogbonna has been the one mainstay this season, and long may his dominance continue.
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