West Ham fans hit back at ‘thick’ trolls over empty seats away to Man City

Frustrated West Ham supporters have reacted after social media trolls accused them of "not being arsed" after empty seats were spotted in the away at the Etihad Stadium.

David Moyes' side were put to the sword by Erling Haaland and Co as Manchester City ran out 3-0 winners, but rivals focused their ridicule on the club's fans, accusing them of fair-weather support.

Hammers fans, however, were quick to remind critics that the game had been rescheduled twice, making it difficult for would-be match-goers to plan their journeys up to Manchester.

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"To everyone slagging West Ham fans off for empty seats. The game was switched from Saturday to Sunday and then to Wednesday after tickets had been sold," one person tweeted.

Another said: "Don’t begrudge anyone who didn’t turn up for that. West Ham had nine games in April. Possibility of two more European trips. Rescheduled. It cost more to get up there than it did for flights and hotel for Larnaca away."

A third fumed: "Can't believe a club 217 miles away and a 4 hour drive there and 4 hours back if you're lucky with traffic struggled to sell out an away end on a Wednesday night for a 8pm KO when people finish work at 5/6pm. Are you tweeting stupid tweets for engagement or are you legitimately thick?"

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As for the supporters who turned out, the dash up the M1 looked well worth it after West Ham made it to half time without conceding, but the team's stubborn resistance was broken just five minutes after the break when Nathan Ake headed home from a Jack Grealish free-kick.

Haaland made it 2-0 on 70 minutes with a gorgeous chip to set a new Premier League record for most goals scored in a campaign, and Phil Foden completed the rout via a stunning, though comprehensively-deflected, volley from outside the box, City's 1000th goal under Pep Guardiola.

The win moved the defending champions back to the top of the table after Arsenal moved ahead of them on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea, and the Citizens can go four points clear if they win their game in hand.

West Ham meanwhile remain just four points above the drop-zone following their third-consecutive defeat, and with clashes against relegation rivals Leeds and Leicester still to come, everything is still to play for.


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