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West Ham fans take to Twitter to defend Ryan Fredericks after tough Palace clash

West Ham fans take to Twitter to defend Ryan Fredericks after tough Palace clash

Yesterday saw West Ham travel to Selhurst Park in a big London derby tie in the Premier League. The Hammers would have probably taken a point before the game, and it was a point they came away with after a battling display against the Eagles. However, after Ryan Fredericks has received a bit of stick, the Irons have been quick to defend their man.

Whenever a full-back gets strung-up in a one vs one situation with Wilfried Zaha the odds on them coming away with the ball and shutting down the Palace man are slim. However, Fredericks managed to deal with the threat of Ivorian effectively throughout the game, and he could have done nothing about the goal that his scored to level things up in the last 15 minutes of the clash.

However, criticism is something unavoidable in football, and there will always be those on Twitter and in the pub who will come away slating any given player. The Hammers, though, have been quick to jump to the aid of Fredericks, and are keen to give him time to settle back into the side after his lengthy absence through injury. Either way, the fans are delighted to have someone ready to fight with Pablo Zabaleta for the right-back spot and will hope he can kick on from here.

You can read the Irons’ defence of Fredericks here:

The Hammers will be pleased to see some competition developing at right back and will hope Fredericks can kick on from here.

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