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Mohammed Kudus Scores Debut Goal to Inspire West Ham in Comeback Win Against Backa Topola: Video
- Ghana midfielder, Mohammed Kudus has netted his debut West Ham goal
- The Black Stars midfielder helped West Ham to victory against Backa Topola
- Kudus joined West Ham in the summer transfer window from Ajax
Mohammed Kudus has scored his first West Ham United goal in his first start for the club as the Hammers came from a goal down to beat Backa Topola in their Europa League group opener.
The Ghana international, who joined West Ham in the summer transfer window, had to wait until his third game for the club to open his goal-scoring account.
Kudus gave the Europa Conference League winners the lead in the second half after heading home from a James Ward-Prowse corner kick.
In a video shared on social media, the 23-year-old connected to the cross from the blind side of his marker.
West Ham conceded early in the second half after Petar Stanic gave the visitors the lead at the London Olympic Stadium. The Irons levelled in the 66th minute after Nemanja Petrovic scored an own goal.
Kudus gave West Ham the lead four minutes later before Tomas Soucek sealed victory with eight minutes remaining.
The London club will now switch their attention to the English Premier League, where they face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, as reported by msn.com.
Moyes asks fans to give Kudus time
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that David Moyes insists midfielder Mohammed Kudus will need time to settle in at West Ham United as he gradually finds his way into the starting team.
The Ghana international had made two appearances for the Hammers when Moyes made the comments. Kudus was introduced in the final minute of the game against Luton Town before coming on earlier in the defeat to Manchester City.
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The former Ajax star arrived at the London stadium with a huge reputation and fans are eager to see more of the Ghanaian.
Kudus joins West Ham from AFC Ajax
Kudus joined English Premier League side, West Ham United from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.
The Ghana international signed a five-year deal with the option of a further year after successfully completing his medical.
The 23-year-old joined the Hammers in a deal reportedly worth €44.5million, which also includes a 10% sell-on clause.