BBC journalist: Lukasz Fabianski was booed by Manchester City fans in West Ham loss
West Ham suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and Lukasz Fabianski irked the home fans.
The Hammers goalkeeper started taking longer to take his goal kicks barely 15 minutes into the clash, and according to BBC journalist Simon Stone, the Man City faithful booed him.
The hosts were always going to be favourites despite the visitors’ heroics this term, but it was surprising to see Fabianski take to time-wasting tactics very early in the game.
Stone wrote on his personal Twitter account: “Man City fans booing Lukasz Fabianski for time-wasting at goal-kicks.”
Not too smart
Time-wasting is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it mostly works towards the end of the game and not at the start, and one would have expected the veteran West Ham ace to know better.
With the snow affecting the playing conditions at the Etihad, Fabianski was keen to slow time down for as long as it could, but it did not work as Pep Guardiola’s side found themselves 1-0 up heading into the second half.
Things did not improve after replay as the Hammers struggled to get better against the defending champions.
They worked hard to leave with a result, but the difference in quality showed in the end, and West Ham will now look to bounce back following back-to-back losses.
David Moyes’ men host Brighton on Wednesday before welcoming league leaders Chelsea to the London Stadium next weekend, and they need to prove themselves against such a top opposition.
In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.