“Backstreet Moyes!” Lingard’s musical vacation spot celebration defined
West Ham United’s incredible Premier League form continued with a big win over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s derby. An impressive result that keeps the hopes of the Hammers’ Champions League alive.
David Moyes’ side recorded a 2-1 win, their seventh win in nine league games and a result that put them in fourth place over Chelsea. The Hammers remained pretty as London’s top team, just two points behind Manchester United in second place.
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It was also Moyes’ first win over a team of Jose Mourinho in a competition in 16 attempts. The latter resulted in a total of only 81 points after 50 league games that were responsible for Spurs – the lowest record of his entire career as a manager to date.
David Moyes made West Ham the best club in London 😤
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– ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) February 21, 2021
West Ham have picked up 45 points from 25 Premier League games this season, more than in the same stage of a top season since 1985/86 (48 points) when they finished third in their old First Division.
The derby was only five minutes old when Mikhail Antonio scored the first goal with a tap-in from close range in the London stadium. With an equally quick start to the second half, the Hammers doubled their lead when Jesse Lingard broke a fragmented Tottenham defensive line and scored his third goal in four games since he was loaned from Manchester United last month. Of course, it was only fitting that the formidable striker celebrated by opening the band.
Mood this morning … 🕺🕺🕺 pic.twitter.com/X2mpSSXDJv
– West Ham United (@WestHam) February 22, 2021
Lingard was the center of attention as a saxophone virtuoso before he was accepted into the Claret & Blue Funk Ensemble by Pablo Fornals on lead guitar and midfielder Declan Rice on drums.
The elaborate musical routine was well received on social media, and fans wallowed in the thought that the Hammers players had serious discussions about who would play which instrument during the week-long practice session.
It didn’t take long for the remixes to kick in. Antonio named the new club band “The Backstreet Moyes” in honor of their headlamp, while former West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand used a bit of filter trick to praise the Hammers’ own fab four.
I’m there for everything ⚒⚒ @ JesseLingard @_DeclanRice @WestHam my birthday week is over 🥳🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/85b3B2Npez
– Anton Ferdinand (@anton_ferdinand) February 21, 2021
Rice went further and tweeted a photoshopping image of the ‘band’ with instruments.
The band has arrived🤩🔥🤫 pic.twitter.com/gAqA6BL5UI
– Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) February 21, 2021
The following day, Rice also revealed that the inspiration for the boy band goal celebration took shape during a shooting practice session in the days leading up to the Tottenham game, where Fornals selected all of his successful shots with a different dance routine from Lingard’s extensive repertoire.
“So what it was, we were in practice on Friday playing a game called ‘The D’ where the goalkeeper passes the ball to the D on the edge of the box and you have two touches before you try to score . ” “The Hammers captain told talkSPORT.” Pablo [Fornals] kept scoring and obviously Jesse was there and Pablo was continuing the celebration that Jesse had in the past [his piper dance] and everyone had a bit of laughs and jokes.
“Before yesterday’s game, Pablo was like, ‘Right, if we meet today, Jesse, you do that, I’ll be on the guitar,’ and I said I wanted to be on the drums. It was literally just invented before the game, we just had a little giggle about it, and luckily, Jesse met and it all came out.
Rice ended the afternoon with more tackles, interceptions, possession and sprints than any other player on the field, but that didn’t stop the midfielder from harshly criticizing one aspect of his performance, adding on talkSPORT, “I. I’m overnight turned into a meme! “
Tell you one thing … my drumming needs work – but WE MOVE –
– Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) February 21, 2021
Still, he was quick to praise the current Hammers team as the most entertaining since making his senior debut for the club in 2017.
“It’s the best team I’ve been part of in four years,” added Rice. “There is a unity, the boys’ love for each other, the daily jokes and the mentality has completely changed.”
Adding to Lingard, “I knew this when I played with him for England. He’s a ridiculously top-top player. If you play with a top player, he’ll take the ball in half the round. The ball in tight.” Areas relieves you.
“If you give him the ball, you know he’ll do something with it and obviously he’s got a great personality too. All the guys really took him in and I’m so glad we got it.” him here at West Ham now. Hopefully we can do that much longer for next season too!
To a well-deserved success at West Ham as long as there are more and more crazy goal celebrations.