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‘Disgusting’, ‘Poor’ – These West Ham fans react to Ogbonna’s performance

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‘Disgusting’, ‘Poor’ – These West Ham fans react to Ogbonna’s performance

West Ham United scraped a 1-1 draw against Brighton on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini’s side struggled to be effective in attack and were regularly found wanting at the back. All too often they were saved by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. 

The Irons were vulnerable in the heart of their defence. The partnership between Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna never looked particularly convincing. Ogbonna especially was guilty of a number of lapses in concentration and positioning errors. Having been handed the captain’s armband by Pellegrini, the 31-year-old failed to repay his manager’s faith.

The Hammers faithful will likely be hoping to see Fabian Balbuena reinstalled in the starting XI next time out. Pellegrini should certainly think twice before relying on Ogbonna again. Weak points will be exploited in the Premier League and Brighton deserve credit for effectively targeting the Italian.

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If West Ham are serious about pushing for European football this season then they must improve at the back. Having shipped five against Manchester City on the opening weekend they will have been hoping for a clean sheet against the Seagulls. That wasn’t to be and Ogbonna is partially to blame for that failure. 

 

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