The previously slated 23-year-old replaced Robert Snodgrass with 20 minutes to go at the Priestfield Stadium with David Moyes’ men scoring twice after his introduction to book a place in the fourth round.
It was Fornals’ strike in added-time that put the cherry on the cake for the Hammers as the former Villarreal man finished smartly from close range after Felipe Anderson’s lay-off.
Following a tricky start to life in England in the wake of a transfer from his native land in the summer, Fornals is beginning to show signs that he may be worth his £24m price tag after all and the Claret & Blue Army clearly appreciate it.
Fornals is class. He’ll only get better now he’s settled. Well played lad 👌🏻
— Deakin (@deakin_89) January 6, 2020
Although he scored Zabaleta should retire.
Fornals on the other hand just keeps getting better.
— Tom ⚒ Jordan (@TomCoyi) January 5, 2020
Think this lad could be a cracking player given time
— Billy Bonds Claret & Blue Army (@Smackit0) January 5, 2020
Great signing from the board⚒
— Fan of the Board (@LoveGoldnSully) January 5, 2020
Should play more often My opinion
— Wayne Hemmings (@Wayneo_75) January 5, 2020
This Man Has Been On Fire Recently 🔥
— Tomass (@SiphonalRat11) January 5, 2020