West Bromwich Albion 4 West Ham 0
And the shame became a nightmare when Morgan Amalfatano was sent off ten minutes after coming on when pushing Chris Brunt in the face.
Kevin Nolan will get plenty of stick after being subbed in the second half with even TV pundit Robbie Savage declaring: “I don’t think he gives the team anything much.”
And he followed up by expressing his deepest sympathies for the Hammers fans declaring: “Their team has given them nothing.”
He was right. This was an unspeakable performance – woeful without a clue and even the usually impeccable Aaron Cresswell was at fault for a couple of goals.
With just three wins in eight League games this appalling departure departure from the FA Cup was more than any of us should have been expected to take.
No fight, no spirit, no courage, no desire, no result and no hope on the strength of this performance. Sorry, this site gets stick for negativity on occasions but that was inexcusable.
We were second best throughout and after falling behind on the 20th minute to Ideye’s close range stab after Cresswell had been caught out wide, it always looked like curtains.
In the 36th minute Gardner almost made it two when he unleashed a thunderous shot from 22 yards which rebounded off the crossbar.
But Morrison put the home side further ahead when after some sloppy Irons challenges the striker crashed home a drive from 25 yards.
Twelve minutes into the second half the Baggies were three up when Ideye grabbed his second heading home from close range after Sessegnon’s cross slams into Cresswell’s foot, down into the turf and up for the home striker to convert
Kevin Nolan was subbed on the hour when it should have been far earlier given the paucity of his performance but 10 minutes later his replacement Amalfitano was sent off for shoving Chris Brunt in the face.
Two minutes later Berahino had space in the right channel and smashed home at Adrian’s near post with Cresswell again failing to close his man down.
The Hammers failed to get a shot on target throughout the 90 minutes and a furious David Sullivan was spotted leaving the stadum before the end along with hundreds of Hammers fans.
Shocking – quite shocking.