Manchester United supporters had an unlikely hero on Monday night when Marouane Fellaini popped up with a great finish to draw the side level just minutes after being brought on by manager Louis van Gaal.
This is the same Fellaini who has done nothing of the sorts since joining.
Fellaini has been a failure since his arrival at Old Trafford under David Moyes so when he was introduced by for Ander Herrera at half-time, it was met with some bemoans and grains, and a sing-song.
Soon, a lot of United fans were happily eating humble pie.
When Fellaini is the answer I don't want to know what the question is.
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) October 20, 2014
Fellaini coming on. I give up.
— Bobby Hare (@BobbyHare) October 20, 2014
When you're stuck in a hole and you just need a goal play Fellaini…sang nobody ever.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) October 20, 2014
Emotions changed within minutes of the Belgian’s entrance. After struggling in his first season at Old Trafford, Fellaini was still without a first team goal for the club but soon put that to bed.
Chesting down a long ball into the box, Fellaini turned his defender and smashed the ball into the top corner.
I have always and I will always love you, Marouane Fellaini. You absolute beast!
— Preben Walle (@Ohpebbles) October 20, 2014
Bloody hell did I see that right? Fellaini? Haha what a goal.
— Jamie Lindsay (@Jamie_Lindsay) October 20, 2014
Fellaini went on to have a good second half. His passing was accurate, he won the ball back several times and was a general nuisance in the West Brom box on a positive night for the midfielder where good performances were few and far between for the away side.