West Ham United picked up a much-needed point as they drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Thursday night, but Irons were left unhappy with Javier Hernandez’s performance.
David Moyes’ men only had a 48-hour break between their win against West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday and this clash against Spurs, and the Scot decided to start Hernandez on his own up top in order to try and take at least a point.
However, the Mexico international was often left isolated in attack and was eventually replaced in the 65th minute by Andre Ayew with his team failing to have a single shot at goal.
That changed five minutes later though when Ayew held the ball up well – something Hernandez had failed to do – and Pedro Obiang eventually received the ball before firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on Chicharito’s display via social media, and while one said “I’d be happy if I never saw Hernandez wear a West Ham shirt again”, another said the team is “so much better without Hernandez on the pitch”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Great game with possibly 2 goals of the season in 1 game 😳 unreal. Still think Kouyate and Hernandez are probably our weakest players atm. #COYI
— Ross Field ⚒ (@Rossfield16) January 4, 2018
— Josh Earl (@joshearl94) January 4, 2018
Great point we looked so much better after hernandez went off. I dont know why people dont like Ayew #COYI
— Aaron Palmer (@Aaron270391) January 4, 2018
— C C ⚒ (@col1981) January 4, 2018
Yep. Hernandez has been terrible. https://t.co/kRzA7DyRPQ
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) January 4, 2018
He looks like he's carrying a stone too much he's clearly not fit
— Lewis (@LewisLewisneath) January 4, 2018
Hernandez just strops about,I was so excited when we signed him but for me Ayew does much more…
— Darren (@Herb9999Darren) January 4, 2018
West Ham so much better without Hernandez on the pitch, he offers nothing when playing,m . . People wanted the board out if they didn’t give him the crazy salary he demanded 🙄
— LukeyTM (@LukeyTM) January 4, 2018
Hernandez I don’t want to see you play for West Ham again
— Jamie🏴 (@JamieCOYl) January 4, 2018