This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium.
West Ham went back into the Premier League’s top-four on Monday night with a thrilling 3-2 win against Wolves at Molineux.
Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen were all on the scoresheet for the Hammers inside 38 minutes.
Wolves pegged the Irons back after the break with Lenander Dendoncker and Fabio Silva goals setting up a pulsating finish in the West Midlands.
Fortunately for David Moyes and his men, they learned from the disappointment of the 3-3 draw with Arsenal and saw out a massive three points that lifted them back into the Champions League qualification spots.
After the game, we asked our panel of West Ham Super Fans to name their man of the match from the victory over Wolves and one player’s name was one everyone’s lips.
Here is what they had to say:
Mark Smith (@ironworks68)
Lena Starr (@LenaWHU)
Annette Smith (@Annette46557317)
Kevin Vince (@Kevinvince63)
Andrew Jacob (@AJacob1511)
It’s no shock that Lingard was named by every single Super Fan – the 28-year-old was utterly unstoppable against Wolves.
His goal at Molineux was a thing of beauty as he picked the ball up in his own half before dribbling all the way past the home side’s defence and slotting it into the back of the net.
When Fornals scored the second goal, Lingard did amazingly to beat a Wolves defender and allow Arthur Masuaku to play in the Spanish ace before then assisting Bowen’s goal too.
Lingard now has six goals in eight Premier League appearances since joining the Hammers on loan from Manchester United in January.
The Irons have to make his deal permanent. If they don’t, it will be one of the worst transfer gaffes in the club’s history.
Our only worry is about Manchester United doing the best they can to keep Lingard or another club comes in and beats us to his signature.
Qualifying for the Champions League, or the Europa League at the very least, should help us secure Lingard permanently but if we miss out on Europe, you would hope he would want to stay anyway.