It’s fair to say Marko Arnautovic enjoyed his Saturday afternoon back at Stoke City - maybe a little bit too much.
The Austrian signed for West Ham in a £24 million move in the summer and he was subjected to plenty of abuse from his former fans at the Bet 365 Stadium.
But how did he respond?
By scoring and celebrating rather passionately, of course.
Arnautovic’s goal was West Ham’s second of the afternoon during a comfortable 3-0 win and his behaviour only exacerbated the mood at Stoke right now. The Potters have now lost three matches in a row and sit just one point above the relegation zone.
And the pressure is getting to Mark Hughes, it seems.
That much could be seen when Arnautovic was substituted.
As he left the pitch, Hughes could be seen shouting at his former player. And it was pretty obvious what he actually said.
Watch: Hughes reacts to Arnautovic being subbed
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That’s certainly not what you’d expect to hear from a manager.
Moyes was also 'annoyed'
While Hughes was clearly fuming with Arnautovic, his current manager, David Moyes, was also a little bit annoyed. However, it wasn’t because of his behaviour but his failure to score in the first-half.
"It was good, yes," the Scotsman said when asked about Arnautovic's performance during his post-match press conference.
"I told him at half time, I was annoyed with him - he should have scored two but I also said if he could keep it going, he would score in the end and he did.
"He probably had three or four chances, in truth he should have got a hat trick but he is starting to become a really, really important player for us and I would like to gt him up to even higher levels but his workrate has been phenomenal over the last three or four games, it really has been."
In truth, you can’t really blame a player for celebrating a goal whether it’s against his former club or not.
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