‘Lazy’. ‘Beaten badly’. And ‘nowhere good enough’.
Alan Shearer delivered a damning assessment of West Ham after their 4-1 hammering by champions Manchester City.
And the BBC Man of the Day pundit says the relegation-threatened side "robbed their fans".
“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,” said the Newcastle United legend on MOTD2.
“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.
“I thought they robbed their fans today, I really did.”
David Moyes’ men are just three points above the drop zone with three games to play this season.
With Leicester, Manchester United and Everton all to play, West Ham are in danger of dropping down the Championship.
Indeed it would compound a miserable season in which Slaven Bilic was sacked, player recruitment chief Tony Henry was axed and mass protests, which brought carnage to the London Stadium, aimed at unpopular owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
Yet with West Brom and Stoke seemingly down, Huddersfield’s run-in of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal could be the Hammers saving grace.
Swansea and Southampton, who are 18th and three points behind West Ham, remain in trouble too.
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