West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win over Newport County in the Carabao Cup last night.
A much-changed Hammers side struggled to get to grips with their League Two opponents in the first half and had a few scares before Wilshere capitalised on a defensive mistake to slot home two minutes before the interval.
Fans on Twitter are hoping that Wilshere kicks on after his performance yesterday:
A great all-round performance from Jack; different class.
— Neil Kirby (@EarlKirby) 27 August 2019
Great shift tonight @JackWilshere
— godstonevineyards (@godstonevines) 28 August 2019
Thought that he was class tonight, involved in both the goals.
— . (@whufcpol) 27 August 2019
— ℳ⌾ℍᗅℳℳℰⅅ ⚒ (@SambaManFelipe3) 27 August 2019
Well done Jack great to see you back and hopefully injury free and with plenty more goals to come coyi
— Anthony Gilbey (@GilbeyAnthony) 27 August 2019
Well done Jack ❤️⚒
— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) 27 August 2019
Well done Jack , I’m so pleased your off the mark ,let’s go on and win this competition
— John Lawrence (@JohnLaw10341874) 27 August 2019
Hopefully you play Saturday Jack Nice Work Tonight ⚒😁
— Wayne Hemmings (@Wayneo_75) 27 August 2019
Get in. Grew more and more in confidence. COYI ⚒️
— Dean (@DAZ600) 27 August 2019
Fantastic result and great goal
— Paul Suett (@PaulCelebSuett) 28 August 2019
The 27-year-old certainly had something to prove after missing out on the matchday squad entirely for the 3-1 win against Watford last weekend.
Wilshere was certainly one of the better performers on the night as West Ham had to battle against a tough opponent. It’s clear he is still not 100% match fit as he was taken off ten minutes before the end.
Whether he’ll return to the team for the game against Norwich City this weekend, we shall have to wait and see.