During West Ham United’s away match to Manchester City in the Premier League this afternoon, plenty of Irons weren’t impressed with the performance of defender Ben Johnson after he was handed a start up against Riyad Mahrez – with one supporter even claiming he was a ‘liability’.
David Moyes gifted Johnson a start against the league leaders, with the youngster part of a back five tasked to keep the Sky Blues at bay.
After a number of misplaced passes and looking hesitant at times up against Mahrez, who got the winning assist, many Irons believe this wasn’t the encounter to entrust Johnson as a wing back.
Indeed, the consensus among supporters appears to be that the 21-year-old looked somewhat out of his depth at the Etihad Stadium – dropping their array of opinions on his performance.
Flocking to social media, some Hammers labelled his display as ‘shocking’ and a ‘nightmare’ at times.
Find all of their verdicts down below.
West Ham fans blast Johnson
“Ben Johnson having a nightmare out there”
“Ben Johnson way, way out of his depth here.”
“Frankly Ben Johnson has been a liability so far”
“Ben Johnson bit out of his depth for me”
“Ben Johnson having an absolute mare.”
“Who’s rating Ben Johnson now terrible”
“Having said that… Ben Johnson looks horrible….”
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