The Scottish international returned to the side after a spell out of the team, and rewarded Manuel Pellegrini’s faith in him with the opening goal in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.
Snodgrass then posted a picture for himself from that match to his personal Instagram, to which Yarmolenko, who assisted his strike, replied: “Scotland Messi”.
This was a vastly improved performance from Snodgrass, all things considered. The Scotland international has struggled to get up to speed so far this season, but he looked much sharper than he has for quite some time against the Blades. His Whoscored rating of 7.55 was superb, and his completion of two key passes, a successful dribble, and two shots on goal were key to West Ham coming away with a point on Saturday. In fact, Snodgrass was unfortunate not to bag himself a brace after he saw a stretching effort canon back off the post in the second half. The Scottish international has been in this position before, of course, when it looked as if his best days as a West Ham player were behind him, only for him to turn his form around and prove is worth to Manuel Pellegrini. Both he and his manager will be hoping for something similar this season.