West Ham United secured a last-gasp 2-1 victory against fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday night, but Irons fans weren’t impressed with Winston Reid’s performance at the heart of the defence.
The hosts fell behind when the New Zealand international failed to do enough to prevent James McClean’s effort that deflected past Adrian in the Hammers’ goal, but a brace from Andy Carroll gave David Moyes’ men a crucial three points.
The centre-back and captain on the night has struggled to replicate the dominant displays he has shown in the past this term, and he only came into the starting line-up against the Baggies because of an injury to James Collins.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the 29-year-old’s showing via social media, and while one said he “needs to go”, another said he was “starting to worry about Reid”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Winston Reid gotta be dropped against Tottenham put rice in there or don't shoot me but Kouyate is tall to clear headers was good against them last year and also bit of pace he's a lot better at CB
— Big Bad Dom (@UniQuina) January 3, 2018
Winston Reid was pretty poor and I'm not sure Cheikhou Kouyate can compete at this level. Could really do with a new CB and a new CM this month.
— Liam Spencer (@ironviews) January 2, 2018
How people can say Winston Reid is our first choice CB is beyond me
— Bill (@BillCooper18) January 2, 2018
Starting to worry about Reid, he was a main man for me at start of season but has looked at half pace since then
— Green St. Hammers (@GreenStHammers) January 2, 2018
Also Winston Reid needs to go
— heath thornton (@heathlt71) January 2, 2018
Winston Reid .. first one u got lucky with. Second one , not so much. Pathetic defending
— Jordan⚒ (@MichailDiCanio) January 2, 2018
Said it for years, Winston Reid is awful and probably our worst defender. He makes so many basic errors.
— timCOYI (@tim1967td) January 2, 2018
Thoughts on last night. Reid is a liability, he's a joke as captainl. If we play Carrol we need him in the box on the end of crosses not trying to win flick-ons from 70 yard balls humped up to him. Arnie is our one true bright light. Noble is needed in midfield and as captain.
— The Unknown Barman (@UnknownBarman) January 3, 2018