West Ham are left in a precarious position three points above the relegation zone after their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.
The Hammers were 2-1 down at half time, but conceded two second half goals in a woeful display by the home side.
Alan Shearer slated West Ham on Match of the Day 2 for the player’s lack of ‘graft’ or effort against Man City. While Pep Guardiola’s team are an excellent side, they should be made to earn their points and West Ham made it far too easy for them on Sunday.
West Ham set up with Marko Arnautovic playing as the central lone striker. The Austrian has been the Hammers’ best player this season, who’s 10 Premier League goals has kept the club above the relegation zone.
But many West Ham fans took to Twitter to raise their concerns about the performance against Man City. The biggest fear seemed to be that West Ham’s negative football and failure to support Arnautovic up front could make him want to leave the club.
West Ham have now conceded 67 Premier League goals this season – the most in the division. This year also marks to worst defensive record the Hammers have shipped since the 2010/11 season where they conceded 70. Worryingly for West Ham fans, that was also a year they were relegated.
With three games to go the Hammers face a tricky run in. They will play Leicester City in their next game, followed by home matches against Manchester United and Everton.