West Ham have struggled to find consistency in the start of their time under Manuel Pellegrini, suffering another defeat in the EFL Cup on Wednesday at the hands of London rivals Tottenham.
The overall performance in the 3-1 defeat was disappointing but fans on social media took some positives out of Robert Snodgrass’ display after he replaced the under-fire Felipe Anderson at the interval.
West Ham trailed 1-0 at the break and their deficit was doubled when Heung-Min Son took his tally to two shortly into the second period but Snodgrass helped to provide some hope by providing an assist for fellow substitute Lucas Perez.
It wasn’t to be though, as Fernando Llorente quelled any chance of a comeback by adding his name to the scoreboard, but supporters on social media expressed their delight at the performance of Snodgrass – who has proved to be a valuable asset after returning from his loan with Aston Villa last season.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Snoddy, Diangana and Rice were excellent and are fast becoming the first names on the team sheet, comfortably.
— Matt⚒ (@MjRadley) October 31, 2018
Snodgrass or Anderson – right now I’d take snoddy all day long
— Darren (@SimplyDazza) November 1, 2018
I don’t like to pick of players but Anderson needs to fix up asap, Snoddy being a great example of how WE like to play
— BlowingBubbles (@IfeWHU) October 31, 2018
— ⚒⚒⚒Mick ⌨???? (@geoffpeters224) October 31, 2018
Robert Snodgrass puts the majority of our team to shame with his work rate and desire.
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) October 31, 2018
Would love to know the running stats between Robert Snodgrass’ 45 minutes and Felipe Anderson’s 45 minutes. Anderson was literally going through the motions. If you can’t get up for a London derby vs Spurs, then don’t bother turning up at all.
— Angry Bilic (@AngryBilic) November 1, 2018
So, the positives from last night are Diangana played a blinder yet again, as did @_DeclanRice , Diop and Snodgrass. Along with Arnie, these 4 must start on Saturday ????????⚒❤️
— Karen Beard (@karenbeardy) November 1, 2018
Snodgrass should 100% start over Anderson on Saturday, he has such a better work ethic @Ing_Pellegrini
— Louis (@Louis1991991) November 1, 2018