It was a difficult night for West Ham United in the Carabao Cup at the London Stadium where they were beaten 3-1 by rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
On the field, they made more chances and had as much possession as their opponents but couldn’t convert and the more clinical Spurs side made them pay.
Lucas Perez’s strike in the 71st minute gave Hammers fans hope after Son Heung-min had put Spurs 2-0 up.
However, a rare Fernando Llorente goal just four minutes later put Tottenham back in front and West Ham were unable to respond.
Their inability to make the most of the chances they made cost them dear and the club’s night was not helped by other incidents inside the stadium.
Twice, fans made their way from the stands onto the pitch delaying play while others stand accused of racist chanting towards Son.
It might have been a night to forget for West Ham, but fans still took to social media to give their views on the match.
And they did not hold back, with their players as well as stewards and the referee coming in for criticism.
One player in particular who was roundly castigated for his efforts was Brazil international Felipe Anderson.
The 25-year-old winger was substituted at half-time and although manager Manuel Pellegrini explained afterwards that this was a planned move, fans were not impressed.
Anderson’s poor performance was highlighted by the fact that Robert Snodgrass, his replacement, was, for many Hammers fans, one of the few players to have played well.
The Brazilian cost West Ham a record £40 million from from Lazio in the summer and many West Ham supporters would argue he still has a long way to go before he starts justifying that hefty price tag.
Here is a selection of those tweets from unhappy West Ham fans.
The stewards look good in their shiny football boots. Completely pointless as they are incapable of stopping a couple of plums running on the pitch.
Complete waste of space.
As were Antonio, Hernandez, Anderson and Masuaku to name a few.
Oh and the ref. All useless. #whufc
— Nick Farina (@nicthegreek27) October 31, 2018
Felipe Anderson was poor today. He makes so many bad decisions and his corners were shite!
He needs to be dropped so that he can focus on training to become a better player. #WHUFC
— Mikespace Online ™ (@MikespaceOnline) November 1, 2018
Except for Issa and Rice of course who are already too good for us. Grady is such a talent too. Which kinda says a lot. The youth constantly outshining the likes of Anderson, Antonio and Chica who would be on treble if not ten times their wages. #whufc https://t.co/x3LhG85XYL
— David Bowden (@Bowdenwhu) 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
Felipe Anderson, where do I start needs to realise this ain’t Serie A it ain’t slow football and the slightest knock you get fouls, seriously needs to liven up
— Sam Harding (@samharding_93) October 31, 2018
Don’t let spurs beating West Ham 3-1 distract you from the fact that Felipe Anderson cost £40m 😂😂 and got hooked at HT 🤣🤣🤣
— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) October 31, 2018
Felipe Anderson – Biggest flop since Savio?
— Stevie'V (@Steve_V84) October 31, 2018
We broke our record fee to sign Felipe Anderson 😂😂😂
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) October 31, 2018
You're putting your blame on Chicharito when in reality there are so many others to blame that you won't for some reason. For example FELIPE ANDERSON and ARTHUR MASUAKU
— Mat (@MC19023) October 31, 2018
Glad to see Felipe Anderson taken off, his big price tag doesn’t entitle him to stay on the pitch when he’s playing terribly which so far has been every game! Lazio conned us massively lol
— Jordan Fletcher (@JordanFletcherr) October 31, 2018
Felipe Anderson coming off. Thank goodness. Doesn’t deserve to play on Saturday.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 31, 2018
I’m genuinely worried about Felipe Anderson.
— Bill Horgan (@BillHorgan93) October 31, 2018
Really concerning from Felipe Anderson. Jogging around like it's a friendly, awful corners to the first man
defender AGAIN, passing through balls into space for a very slow Hernandez… Does he have no footballing brain at all?
— Jacob父 (@wellhat) October 31, 2018