The doom and gloom at West Ham continues to grow.
After fans’ frustrations at seeing Grady Diangana leave the club to join fellow Premier League side West Brom, the Hammers got off to the worst possible start as they lost to Newcastle in the first game of the season on Saturday.
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David Moyes’ side slipped to a 2-0 defeat to the Magpies at the London Stadium, and one man who left West Ham fans tearing their hair out, was Aaron Cresswell.
The left-back endured a nightmare game, with his 6.4 match rating as per Sofascore only better than Jarrod Bowen amongst all outfield players for either side.
He lost possession a staggering 18 times over the course of the game, delivered just two accurate crosses, and won a measly three duels.
And after seeing his performance, Hammers fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the left-back.
I know Masuaku can’t defend but neither can Cresswell. At least Masuaku can glide past players and give you something going forward. Cresswell offers absolutely NOTHING. I would rather play with 10 men from now on. Sick to death of him.
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) September 12, 2020
I’d rather play my 80 year old nan at LB thatm cresswell. at least she would put a shift in
— Ollie Galley (@ollieG8) September 12, 2020
Aaron Cresswell in one word would be described as – woeful.
Aaron Cresswell in more than one word would be described as – stealing a living.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) September 12, 2020
Aaron Cresswell has genuinely infuriated me tonight. The bloke has no bottle going into a challenge, he’s constantly outpaced and always caught out of position.
If I had a shot every time he passed backwards too, I wouldn’t be tweeting this right now.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) September 12, 2020
It’s like playing with 10 men.
He’s the biggest problem in the back 4 right now
— Jonesy ☆ #GSBOUT (@RockyWhu) September 12, 2020
Sams he is completely useless
— Martyn Hobbs (@MartynHobbs12) September 12, 2020
cresswell was a disgrace again
— Jay (@jshopson) September 12, 2020
A few West Ham fans slammed Cresswell’s lack of attacking urgency, with one supporter taking issue with his poor crossing skills too.
Cresswell is just so slow going forward and can’t beat a man, he just looks for the ball down the line every time and if it’s not on spin around and goes home
— BowenSZN #GSBOUT (@szn_bowen) September 12, 2020
He can’t even beat the first man when crossing
— Christian Tan (@ChristianTan3) September 13, 2020
Creswell runs with the ball as though he’s already trying to turn back. Absolutely no intent to take the man on and run forwards. Inept.
— uncle m (@underscored75) September 12, 2020
Cresswell, who’ll turn 31 later this year, has really struggled to capture his best form from a couple of years ago, when he racked up an impressive seven assists in the Premier League in the 2017/2018 campaign.
Hammers fans may even have been looking at Newcastle left-back Jamal Lewis with a bit of envy, with the Magpies snapping up the rising star from relegated Norwich recently.
How they could have done with someone like that on Saturday.
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