‘The London Stadium has turned into a circus!’ – Rival fans mock West Ham after fifth defeat in six games
A new club crest and a new ground in the London Stadium – things just have not clicked for a new-look West Ham United this season.
After Slaven Bilic’s Hammers secured a seventh-placed finish last term, the new campaign is yet to get started after losing five of their opening six Premier League matches.
Claude Puel’s Southampton were the latest team to beat United in 2016/17, with goals from Charlie Austin, Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse giving them a 3-0 win.
The east Londoners spent over £40m in the summer to strengthen their squad, while keeping star player Dimitri Payet. Fans are rightfully questioning what is going wrong.
Their misery is something other fans have been enjoying. On Sunday afternoon, as Ward-Prowse completed the rout with the final goal, opposition fans took to Twitter to poke fun at West Ham.