West Bromwich Albion hit a stumble on Tuesday night as their four-game unbeaten run came to an end.
Darren Moore’s side faced up against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace in the third round of the EFL Cup at The Hawthorns.
Understandably, the manager made some changes to his team, but there was one introduction to the side that failed to work.
Hal Robson-Kanu was named in the first XI, making his 10th appearance of the season but he struggled to impress against Roy Hodgson’s men.
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Palace dominated the majority of the encounter and left as 3-0 winners thanks to two goals from Andros Townsend and one from Patrick van Aanholt.
Moore tends to rely on Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez to provide the attacking flair, but on this occasion, Robson-Kanu was responsible.
On Twitter, plenty of West Brom fans hit out at the 29-year-old, who has scored seven goals and created two assists in 64 outings for the club across a two-year spell.
Robson-Kanu was absolutely dire. Massive shout to the club to sign Sako up as back-up fire power to Gayle/Jrod and Barnes. Also, get someone like Collins in because the back line is threadbare! No doubt one of the three will pick up a suspension soon! #wba
— Jake (@jakedf96) September 25, 2018
Wouldn’t mind never seeing Robson-Kanu in a @wba shirt again. Field is weak and nervy at centre back. Brunt seems to have forgotten how to pass over night. But overall I’ve had a wicked day with the Mrs.
— Adam Stevens (@AdamLibertyLies) September 25, 2018
Robson-Kanu shoving his considerable arse into his marker every time he gets the ball, and then falling over, is hilarious. #wba
— Joel Penn (@Joelwba) September 25, 2018
I’m afraid Kanu is steeling a living as a footballer. I would have preferred more youngsters to have started tonight. Leko Burke etc would have benefitted even if they had lost.
— C Badger (@badgeml1968) September 25, 2018
Don’t start Kanu again
— Ryan (@ryannwbafc) September 25, 2018
Sorry but Hal robson Kanu isn’t fit to wear the shirt, useless
— Jim (@jamesclarke95) September 25, 2018
“We’ve got Kanu” unfortunately. #WBA
— Troy Edwards (@troyedwards1) September 25, 2018
Kanu up front on his own shud of stayed at home wba
— colbert fitzpatrick (@ColbertFitz) September 25, 2018