It may have only been the second weekend of the English Football League but already there are just two teams left in League Two with a 100% record. Cambridge United sit top, thanks to a 3-0 win over Carlisle United on the opening matchday and a 5-0 win against Morecambe at the weekend.
Saturday's win was thoroughly convincing, with one Wes "Wessi" Hoolahan getting the opener.
— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) September 20, 2020
It wasn't just his goal that caught the eye, however. His all-round performance has fans purring. Statistics website WhoScored.com gave him a 9.3 player rating, while Cambridge United fanzine 'Under the Abbey Stand' was full of praise:
"If you’d had any doubts if Wes still had it, you can settle them now. This was a masterful performance. From minute one he took his position as a ‘right winger’ as a recommendation at best. He floated centrally, often drifting out between the lines."
They added: "It was a display to show United fans, and the whole of League 2, that he is still a player cut from different cloth. A level above the standard. I think we’ll be seeing his influence decide a lot of games over the next few months. "
Fans were just as enamoured by his performance.
WES HOOLAHAN ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/zTjNjfdmol
— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) September 20, 2020
Should there be a lower league ballon d’or across the smaller European divisions? Mainly to recognise the genius that is Wes Hoolahan
— Cai Reaich (@CaiReaich) September 20, 2020
Things you love to see.
A 39 yr old Wes Hoolahan bollocking his teammates for not pressing with the same intensity as him....in the 88th minute, 5 nil up away from home.
— Tommy Lee (@Tomlee54) September 19, 2020
Jesus Christ!! Everything that was wrong with Tuesday was corrected and more today!! Hoolahan on another planet! May growing into games! Think he may be a surprise after game time. Mullin work rate, defence goes without saying ????
— The Artist (@mattpaynter) September 19, 2020
Hoolahan's Cambridge United (official name) are at home to Tranmere Rovers next, where fellow Irishman, Lee O'Connor is currently on loan from Celtic.