Attacker Andriy Yarmolenko was substituted off at half-time in West Ham’s defeat to Newcastle United – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter fumed at his performance.
The winger lasted just 45 minutes before he was taken off by manager Manuel Pellegrini, but he was one of several individuals that were poor in Saturday’s loss.
West Ham were beaten 3-2 at the London Stadium by Newcastle and were outplayed for large parts of the contest.
Visitors Newcastle scored through defenders Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez in the first-half to take a deserved lead, while Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick early in the second-half gave them a three-goal advantage.
The Hammers did respond through Fabian Balbuena in the 73rd minute and Robert Snodgrass also netted in the 90th minute, but the deserving team claimed the three points.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media were heavily frustrated with Yarmolenko’s contribution in the opening 45 minutes before he left the field.
The 30-year-old wide man really struggled to get into the contest and was extremely effective when drifting in-field.
There was a complete lack of movement in the final third right up until a late revival and it’s worrying times at the London Stadium.
Yarmolenko is one of the few West Ham players that has been brighter this season with three league goals, but was invisible against Newcastle and can go through matches making very little impact.
Here are some West Ham fans on Yarmolenko:
Glad Yarmolenko has been taken off, passenger.
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) November 2, 2019
Has been all season lol
— ‘Bushy’ (@abush90) November 2, 2019
Yarmolenko was abysmal yet no mention of him again?
— King Arthur (@MasuakuMagic) November 2, 2019
Yarmolenko – extremely overrated
— Brad Ashton (@brad_ashton) November 2, 2019
Maybe Diop should be dropped so should zaba and yarmolenko I’m starting got think whether pellegrinis tactics are out of date and he’s clueless today was a must win game and we didn’t win so I think it’s time for a change I just don’t know anymore
— Dylan (@Dylan46968523) November 2, 2019
Yarmolenko just bottles this https://t.co/naEzYH7of5
— 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙡𝙚𝙮 🎒 (@curleyyyyyy) November 2, 2019
He was not offering anything and was coming inside so no outlet ball so bit of both as wentv4 4 2 , he was no worse than most of others to be fair
— Fi_FplAddict⚒ (@Fi_FplAddict123) November 2, 2019
Yarmolenko is dangerous if a team is dumb enough to let him shoot on his left foot, otherwise he’s poor and predictable and offers nothing. Fornals didn’t even get a look in today but we’ll all know he’ll leave in the summer and tear up La Liga next. #WHUFC
— Daniel Prescott (@DanielDPrescott) November 2, 2019
I like Yarmolenko but he was a hinderance today. Usually makes great runs but ended up staying too narrow and losing us width first half so right side couldn’t cross at all. Lanzini made things better because width came from both sides Fredericks improved further but all too late
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) November 2, 2019