West Ham’s turbulent start to the season continued last night as Brighton staged a 3-0 romping at the London Stadium.
A hard-fought point on the road appeared to be the most the newly-promoted Seagulls could hope for pre-kickoff – in fact, their previous four away outings in the Premier League produced just one draw and three defeats.
But Chris Hughton’s side capitalised on the Irons’ lack of organisation almost instantly, veteran striker Glenn Murray putting them ahead after just ten minutes.
The visitors then added to their lead just after half-time through summer signing Jose Izquierdo, and further extended it late on as Murray converted from the penalty spot following a Pablo Zabaleta foul.
The result leaves West Ham in 17th place and should Leicester City win this weekend, they’ll drop into the relegation zone.
This isn’t what fans imagined when the club brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic in the summer and it appears most have now given up on manager Slaven Bilic – with the majority inevitably blaming him for last night’s result.
Here’s a look at how Irons fans have responded to the 3-0 loss on Twitter…
It would be inexcusable for the board to not sack Bilic now. On what possible footballing basis do you let him keep his job?
— ☘Irish Tommy 5280 ⚒ (@tomster36) October 20, 2017
I don’t like to bad mouth the manager but Bilic needs to get out of this club ASAP
— Ethan Payne (@Behzinga) October 20, 2017
If our board don't sack Bilic after this pathetic display, then they along with this clueless clown will take the club to the Championship.
— Weѕt Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) October 20, 2017
Slaven Bilic lost them players over a year ago when they confronted him about Antonio at RB.
He won’t ever get that back, this is toxic.
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) October 20, 2017
That is arguably the best team Bilic can put out on the pitch and they dish up that, total disgrace thus far
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) October 20, 2017
All the fans agree that it is time for a change!
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) October 21, 2017
I rarely speak negatively about my club, but we are a shambles, no strategy, no fight, no stamina, no passion, no ideas #BilicOut
— South Bank ⏺️ (@CragSloakes) October 20, 2017
— Sammy McNess ⚒ (@Sammcness) October 20, 2017