West Ham United’s disgracefully poor attitude against teams outside the top six is rearing its ugly head again against Huddersfield Town at the London Stadium at half-time.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been woeful against so-called lesser teams this season.
That was evident last weekend in the 2-0 defeat at Cardiff City which could and should have been a lot worse.
Walking pace, pathetic
And once again the Hammers turned up playing at walking pace against basement side Huddersfield at the London Stadium in the first half on Saturday afternoon.
West Ham have been sloppy, slow and out-run all over the pitch by the Terriers, who are one of the worst Premier League teams in history based on their current points total of 14.
West Ham took the lead early on through a Mark Noble penalty after Manuel Lanzini was brought down in the box.
Terriers showing more heart
But Bacuna and Karlon Grant converted after pathetic West Ham defending to turn the game on its head.
To rub salt in the wound at a deathly quiet London Stadium former Hammers academy midfielder Alex Pritchard has been the best player on the pitch.
Former Hammer Pritchard shines
West Ham need to win to have any realistic hope of a seventh place finish and a potential place in Europe.
At this rate West Ham’s season ends today at 5pm if Pellegrini does not get a reaction out of his side for the second half.
Half-time West Ham 1 Huddersfield 2