Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand were left wowed by Aaron Cresswell’s ‘magnificent’ free-kick during West Ham United’s 2-1 win over ten-man Everton on Sunday.
What James Ward-Prowse can do in Yorkshire, West Ham’s left-back flyer proved he can match in London as he opened the scoring at the London Stadium with a pin-point free-kick past Jordan Pickford.
On Saturday, as Ward-Prowse does in his sleep, he scored yet another stunning free-kick during Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Leeds, whilst the midfielder’s effort came from the left channel, Cresswell produced his own from the right.
Whilst relegation-threatened Everton pulled a goal back through Mason Holgate in the second half, before Micheal Keane could get his second booking of the afternoon, the returning Jarrod Bowen added another goal to his quite stunning Premier League season.
Nonetheless, the best moment of the afternoon came via the sweet left foot of Cresswell, as former strike duo, Shearer and Ferdinand, loved what they saw from the player, as they told Premier League Productions (03/04/22 at 2:55 pm).
“Sometimes, you just have to sit there, hold your hands up and say ‘you know what, that is brilliant’,” said Shearer. “You have got no chance of stopping that, whoever is in goal and however far across your line you are. You are just not stopping that.
“It’s just magnificent. We saw Ward-Prowse with one yesterday, from the other side with his right foot against Leeds. This was equally as good from the other side from Cresswell. Magnificent. Superb.”
Ferdinand added: “You just have to hold your hands up and put them together and clap because that is absolutely spot on. That’s why they spend their time practising time and time again, for that occasion and what a free kick.”
West Ham fans certainly would have enjoyed those three points because they got one over on their former player, Frank Lampard.
The former midfielder, who has lost every away game since being in Everton colours, is battling relegation and looking over their shoulder in the scrap near the bottom.
But whilst the Toffees try to get themselves out of their sticky situation, West Ham fans are dreaming of charging in Europe.
David Moyes’s side will host Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, as an all-important semi-final beckons for the East London club.