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Andy Carroll took much of the flak on Twitter as West Ham United made it three Premier League losses in a row with a 3-2 defeat at home against Leicester City.

The Englishman missed an injury-time sitter from six yards which would have salvaged a draw and Hammers fans were quick to criticise the striker’s display.

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The hosts fell behind early on when Riyad Mahrez’s cross drifted past goalkeeper Darren Randolph and the Irishman was picking the ball out of his net again minutes later as Robert Huth nodded in a clever chip from Marc Albrighton.

Manuel Lanzini’s superb free-kick halved the deficit before Jamie Vardy smashed in from close range to make it 3-1 to the Foxes at half-time.

Andre Ayew’s header bought it back to 3-2 and prompted a siege on the Leicester goal in the final half hour, but the Irons were unable to find a way through.

Kasper Schmeichel was in fine form between the sticks and his save from Carroll at the death was excellent, but the West Ham faithful felt that the 28-year-old let the Dane off the hook by putting the ball straight at him.

The loss leaves the Hammers 12th and they have little left to play for with nine games still remaining.

The supporters’ frustration was clear on Twitter and although some came to Carroll’s defence, there were many who thought he could and should have performed better.

The best of the tweets can be found below: