West Ham United couldn’t have wished for a more disastrous start against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
The Irons were 3-0 down in the space of 15 minutes, and all of their good work from before the international break was undone.
Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane tore the Hammers apart with their ruthless finishing to put the game out of reach before it even really begun.
What the game did highlight was the previous troubles of the Irons defence.
Arron Cresswell has stepped into a back three and impressed recently, but he couldn’t have looked more out of place on Sunday.
Alongside Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena, Cresswell lost his man for at least one of the goals – with his height being exploited.
With Issa Diop on the bench and Craig Dawson watching from home, it quickly became clear that one of those two needs to be used next time out in that slot.
Many West Ham fans have reacted to the performance of Cresswell in the game, and claimed he has to be dropped or even sold.
The majority of the reactions destroyed the defender, who even out of position, was nowhere near good enough for the Irons.
West Ham Zone have picked out the best reactions below…
5”7 cresswell at CB. It’s alright boys we’ve signed Craig Dawson! Absolute joke
— Peter Finch (@Pfinch215) October 18, 2020
Cresswell 15 yards off the pace of play. Gets back so late he can’t even get up against Kane. BUT HES SO GOOD 3 ATB.
— HammerAtlanta 🇺🇸⚒ (@HammerAtlanta) October 18, 2020
Cresswell and Balbuena at CB but apparently we didn't need one in the transfer window!? #GSBOUT
— Joe Watch ⚒ (@Joe_Watch96) October 18, 2020
Should’ve sold Cresswell and got two solid centre backs in
— Jordan (@jd87978) October 18, 2020
Moyes returns and look after 16mins of your tactics we are being ripped apart. Get Cresswell off
— Keith Schofield (@keiths47) October 18, 2020
— Andy Lapthorne (@lapstar11) October 18, 2020
Diop, Dawson, Alese, Johnson all available and probably better than Balbuena and Cresswell. This is the manager's fault.
— #GSBOUT (@CostiaAHN) October 18, 2020
Cresswell can pick up his P45 too in the morning #WHUFC
— George #GSBOUT ⚒🏴 (@woodxrs98) October 18, 2020
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