Former England forward Alan Shearer was pretty scathing in his criticism of West Ham United on Sunday night’s Match of the Day programme.
Indeed, the Hammers were thumped 4-1 by Manchester City at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon to leave themselves still very much in relegation trouble.
Shearer accused a number of West Ham players – namely Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate – of lacking effort during the match at the London Stadium.
City are a wonderful football team, but Shearer was keen to stress that the Hammers made it easy for Pep Guardiola’s side by failing to close the space available to the English champions.
The West Ham fans are a very frustrated bunch at the moment, with many taking to social media to blast head coach David Moyes, who faces a battle to keep his job.
The club’s supporters were in complete agreement with football pundit Shearer on Sunday night, however, following a disappointing performance from their team.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Love you @alanshearer , saying it how it is. Absolutely disgraceful performance and a complete piss take out of the fans.
— West Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) April 29, 2018
We were awful..
— happy hammer (@brooking1980) April 30, 2018
rightfully shamed on MOTD2. Outplayed by Man City is fine but no excuse for being out run. The lack of effort and structure suggests to me he's lost the dressing room.
— John (@TheTiltman) April 29, 2018
Kouyate has been strolling around all season
— mikejoyce (@hammersmikey) April 29, 2018
No excuse for a lack of effort from a few! https://t.co/1yJ7LNxAMG
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 29, 2018
Said it like it is, and very well said. A lot of them need a rocket where the sun don't shine
— ⚒️ J ⚒️ (@hammerhead2009) April 30, 2018
Absolutely spot on! Kouyate has been lazy all year, so glad you’ve highlighted it on MOTD2! No excuse for it, shocking display
— Morgan Rees (@MorganRees333) April 30, 2018
Well said Alan totally agree West ham are awful
— Andrew (@kentlad70) April 30, 2018
Hi Alan I totally agree with you my partner is a season ticket holder he watched the match live at st James park and he was so disappointed at the end result but at the same time was expecting that result totally not good enough can't get my head around it myself like.xx
— Carol (@Carol61730507) April 29, 2018
Well said @alanshearer what annoys me though is the awful Moyes keeps getting stick (fairly) but what about the 3 ‘assistants’ who are all former Managers too, what are they doing??? ⚒
— John Hall (@hally16sports) April 29, 2018