West Ham United continued their impressive run of form in pre-season on Saturday, beating Ipswich Town 2-1 at Portman Road.
The travelling Hammers faithful got the opportunity to see a handful of the club’s summer signings in the clash against the Tractor Boys, with excitement as Felipe Anderson started against the Championship outfit.
West Ham broke their transfer record to land the Brazilian attacker, with the skilful forward moving to the English capital from Lazio for a reported £36 million.
Anderson’s acquisition means that the Hammers have an array of riches in attacking midfield, with the South American to battle against Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko for a starting berth in Pellegrini’s side.
The Brazilian scored his first West Ham goal on Saturday, heading home from close range, in a sight that the supporters will hope will be commonplace once the Premier League season starts back.
The Hammers fans took to Twitter in the aftermath to discuss Anderson’s performance, with many impressed and excited by the big-money signing.
The best tweets from the West Ham faithful are here.
I'd like to see Felipe Anderson dragging the full back out of position a bit more. Clearly got the pace to stretch defences so needs to do it more often. #COYI
— COYI (@COYI_WHU) July 28, 2018
Pretty clear to see Felipe Anderson is quite a bit away from full fitness. Looks absolutely dead on his feet and doesn't appear to have a great deal of energy. It is only half time as well. At least he's scored though.
— Aran. (@ANicolWHU) July 28, 2018
Alright someone needs to sort out the Felipe Anderson chant
— BlowingBubbles (@IfeWHU) July 28, 2018
What a player, you’re even better than Snodgrass!! All jokes aside cracking performance from the lad. Can’t wait for the league to start. After Sunday anyway… cos Liverpool ygm. But Yh COYI⚒⚒ https://t.co/mpXysEn8DU
— Felipe Anderson’s Fangirl 😏 (@FelipeAndJob) July 28, 2018
Very excited about this season Felipe coyi
— reuben taphouse 🐦💌🇬🇧👑⚒️ (@eye8it) July 28, 2018
Felipe Anderson scores! Wonderful stuff! #COYI
— Mike Bryant (@Mike_Bryant91) July 28, 2018
— Matty Jago (@MattyJago) July 26, 2018
i think this lad will rip it up this season..fair play west ham
— Zac hibbert (@hibboz) July 28, 2018
Great first goal welcome to West Ham your a legend in the making #COYI
— Kevin Taylor (@KevinTa57176733) July 28, 2018
Beautiful work on attack and defense. Thanks for your hard work and welcome!
— ⚒ DallasHammers ⚒ (@DallasHammers) July 29, 2018
I love you already! Show the effort when it matters and you'll be a club legend!
— Owen Severn (@OSevern) July 29, 2018