Karen Carney was thrilled by Ben Johnson’s goal for West Ham in their 4-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday night.
The right-back started in place of Vladimir Coufal, who is yet to return to full fitness, and put in a terrific performance.
He also opened the scoring for the Hammers and appeared to be lively all night.
Speaking on Premier League’s world feed, Carney, a BBC pundit, said, “Brilliant start from West Ham. Brilliant goal from Ben Johnson. Fine finish that.”
Johnson hasn’t made David Moyes feel the absence of Coufal, which suggests just what a fine job he’s done so far.
The youngster wouldn’t have thought he would be starting so many games in a row for the Hammers, but he has and has performed exceptionally well.
Of course, Coufal will come in for him, but Moyes knows that he can count on someone like Johnson in the long run.
The 21-year-old can play at left-back as well so if Aaron Cresswell is ruled out, we can expect Johnson to play in his stead.
While Arthur Masuaku is the second-choice left-back, his injury woes may see Moyes consider starting Johnston.
The Englishman is younger and is also a long-term option for the Hammers unlike Masuaku, who could leave in the coming months.
In other West Ham news, a Hammers first-team player is set to be transfer listed ahead of a January exit
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