A number of horrified West Ham fans took to Twitter straight after the 2-0 loss to Bournemouth to criticise Andy Carroll, after the lanky striker missed what was basically an open goal at the Vitality Stadium.
The England international, making only his second Premier League start of the season, blazed over the bar from just a few yards out as he failed to take the chance to half the deficit.
The 30-year-old set up a glorious chance for Michail Antonio originally, but after the ball rebounded back to him, he got well under his effort, almost sending it out of the stadium.
Sadly, the miss was the icing on a particular nasty cake for the Hammers, as star striker Marko Arnautovic was dropped from the squad for the game against the Cherries amid speculation about his future.
For now, however, fans of the east Londoners could not believe how the former Newcastle forward scuppered such a golden opportunity, and feel he simply isn’t up to the standard required anymore…
— Boleyn Blood (@BoleynBlood) January 19, 2019
Said it before but we need to get Andy Carroll out of this football club. Fine under big Sam but just doesn’t fit into this team. Injury prone and on massive wages – see ya #WHUFC
— Tom Goodman (@tomwgoodman) January 19, 2019
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) January 19, 2019
I’ve only just seen the Andy Carroll miss from yesterday. How that man makes a living in football is beyond me…#WHUFC
— Phil (@PhilP4lmer) January 20, 2019
— Marley Anthony (@Marlz_87) January 19, 2019
I would love it, if Andy Carroll never wore a West Ham shirt again, I’ve hated the man for years, always unfit, always unprofessional, wins the occasional header, loses us points. #WHUFC
— Harry Benfield (@HarryBenfield32) January 20, 2019
— PMarshall (@pbm1968) January 19, 2019
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Well, give him his dues. He did manage to get it over the oncoming keeper…
— Alex (@CaptinTom) January 19, 2019