West Ham United hosted Sunderland in today’s early kickoff and the Londoners emerged with a 1-0 victory.
Michail Antonio scored the winner to make Sam Allardyce’s return to Upton Park an unhappy one and Hammers fans enjoyed getting the better of their former boss.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Slaven Bilic’s men getting three points.
— Matthew Marsh (@HAMMERMAT) February 27, 2016
BT Sport Commentator nailed it: teams like #safc FIND A WAY TO LOSE. Decent enough display, spoilt by PVA shocker and weak finishing.
— Simon O’Rourke (@sorourkeITV) February 27, 2016
Horrible leaving the ground knowing we could’ve and should’ve beat them after that 2nd half performance! Absolutely gutted #SAFC
— Leon Callander (@LeonCallander94) February 27, 2016
And of course West Ham fans took the opportunity to take a shot at Big Sam.
We out allardyced allardyce
— Nick The Hammer (@nick1995whufc) February 27, 2016
Sam Allardyce vs Slaven Billic is a fight I’d pay 6-7 pounds to watch in a Toby Carvery car park.
— Daniel Sandison (@DanielSandison) February 27, 2016
Sam Allardyce & his chewing gum pic.twitter.com/SsWVKiBSty
— Ginge (@DeanoB24) February 27, 2016
Antonio’s effort was a curved effort after he cut in on to his right foot, but it was his celebration that grabbed the most attention.
— Photos of Football (@photosofootball) February 27, 2016
Was antonio going “whoop whoop whoop” while doing his celebration?
— MILPOOL_____________ (@yo_mikey_) February 27, 2016
Conversely, Sunderland fans were pretty upset with the efforts of their goalkeeper.
Can we please bring @JPickford1 on Mannone just can’t kick at all!
— Jack Fromme (@JackFromme) February 27, 2016
How many times today will Vito Mannone attempt to superman punch an easy to catch floated cross?
— Liam (@LaminatedKone) February 27, 2016
While his West Ham counterpart was in for a lot of praise.
As utterly predicted, Sunderland came for draw and got what they deserved for typical negativity. Great match winning save by Adrian.
— EX Hammers Magazine (@EXHammers) February 27, 2016
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