Irons destroy THEMSELVES in Hammers House of Horrors

West Ham 1 Newcastle United 5

By Hughie Southon

The Hammers shot themselves in the foot FIVE times on a night when their nightmare defensive performance wouldn’t have done a school team justice.

It was hard to believe that these were professional footballers battling against relegation as they made errors which we all leaned as young players were indefensible.

Shocking mistake led to a goal

Callum Wilson grabbed the first early on  striding through on goal without a Hammers defender anywhere near him.

Joelinton grabbed the second scoring with ease as the defence stood still believing him to be offside – VAR proved the opposite with Emerson clearly playing him on. YOU JUST DON’T DO THAT – PLAY TO THE WHISTLE!

Kurt Zouma snatched one back with a lovely header from a Bowen corner just before half time but within 25 seconds of the second half kicking off, Nayef Aguerd lost possession and Wilson made no mistake.

Fabianski – who up to this point had been magnificent – joined the defensive disaster procession mishandling the ball for Isak to grab the fourth before Joelinton  – with five defenders before hum curled home the fifth.

Let’s be fair, none of that can be blamed on the manager who looked on thunderstruck as the London Stadium became a Hammers House of Horrors.

This was a dreadful defeat and our goal difference took a battering in a season when that could decide who goes down.

Newcastle were good but not THAT good. This was the scariest Hammers display imaginable,




About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Irons destroy THEMSELVES in Hammers House of Horrors

  1. Cant blame the manager do me a favour, he again made like for like sub’s no change of formation MOYES OUT NOW

  2. There will be the usual clamour for Moyes to go but as you say tonight was purely down to our players. They should hang their heads in shame and donate their inflated week’s wages to worthy charities! I have never seen such a collective incompetent display, Newcastle didn’t have to play well, just accept a regular stream of gifts.

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