West Ham United were hammered by Manchester City 4-1 at the London Stadium on Sunday and fans in the Transfer Tavern were not the only ones to be embarrassed and frustrated with what they saw from their players.
David Moyes’ side did not start off the way he would have intended, having found his team behind after 13 minutes, before the visitors doubled their lead shortly afterwards. The Hammers got one back before half-time, however, Pep Guardiola’s men continued the second half as they had with the first.
A number of locals in the bar were frustrated with what they saw from their team and would have been expecting a better performance considering the situation facing them – an opinion which was shared by Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer.
The former Newcastle United legend was critical of how the Irons performed and was quoted as saying he felt the West Ham players turned up expecting to lose.
“I thought they robbed their fans today, I really did,” he was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“Yes, Manchester City are an excellent side. You’ve got to try and make teams earn their points and I don’t think West Ham did that today at all.
“I think they were lazy, I think there was a complete lack of effort other than five minutes towards the end of the first half did they put up a bit of a fight.
“I think they turned up expecting to be beaten and be beaten badly.
“I don’t think that performance was anywhere near good enough.”
West Ham fans in the Tavern will share the opinion of Shearer and will believe their side have performed in a similar manner on too many occasions already this season, not just in the defeat to City. The locals will want to see changes heading into the final three matches and will be expecting better performances to ensure they secure their Premier League status.
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