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West Ham Manager David Moyes Praises Kudus After He Nets Debut Goal in Victory Over Backa Topola
- David Moyes has praised Ghana midfielder, Mohammed Kudus
- Kudus scored his first West Ham goal in the win against Backa Topola
- The Black Stars midfielder joined West Ham from Ajax in the summer transfer window
David Moyes has been waxing lyrical about Ghanaian midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, after his brilliant display against Backa Topola in the Europa League.
The Ghana international scored his first West Ham goal to inspire the London club to a comeback win on Thursday night.
Kudus was handed his full debut against the Serbian side after starting for the first time since joining the Hammers from Ajax.
Moyes was delighted to see the 23-year-old repay him with a goal and a man-of-the-match performance.
"I thought Mo started the game really well and the team was playing well in the opening 20 minutes. He faded away, but in the end he came up with one and maybe two goals, I’m being told, so I’m really, really pleased for him," said Moyes in a post-match interview.
"He’s made a good start, we like him a lot and we’ll edge him in when we get the opportunities in the right moments to do so. I’m pleased because we needed someone to come up with goals tonight and he was the one who did it," he added.
West Ham were handed an early second-half scare after Petar Stanic gave the visitors the lead but Kudus forced Nemanja Petrovic into scoring an own goal.
The former Ajax star then headed home four minutes later from a James Ward-Prowse corner kick before Thomas Soucek sealed victory for the London club, as reported by ESPN.
West Ham will travel to Anfield next in the English Premier League to play Liverpool.
Kudus delighted with maiden West Ham goal
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kudus shared his excitement after scoring his debut goal for West Ham in the comeback win against Backa Topola in the Europa League.
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The Ghana international headed home from a James Ward-Prowse corner to give the Hammers a second-half lead moments after forcing an own goal from Nemanja Petrovic.
Kudus was handed his first start on Thursday night and lasted the entire duration of the 3-1 win at the London Olympic Stadium.