Some West Ham United fans have hit out at media double standards after a Twitter post from a Sunderland fan.

The Hammers have been widely tipped to challenge the top six this season. Sunderland meanwhile are battling for promotion from League One.

West Ham fluffed their lines with a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, ending a six game unbeaten streak in the Premier League.

Meanwhile Jack Ross has been sacked with Sunderland sixth in the table.

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West Ham and the forgotten goal

West Ham deserved at least a draw from the game against the Eagles.

And now Manuel Pellegrini must pick his side up to face Everton after the international break.

West Ham fans have been irritated in the wake of the game.

Not just by the loss but what supporters see as double standards from the media.

The VAR decision which awarded Palace the winner at the London Stadium overshadowed what will surely be one of the best team goals of the season.

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Slick Hammers’ 15-pass beauty

The Hammers put together a slick, fast, intricate 15-pass move to carve Palace open as Sebastien Haller scored the opening goal.

But it has received little or no recognition in the media.

And the feeling amongst West Ham fans is that had it been scored by the likes of Liverpool or Manchester City we would still be hearing about it now.

Indeed some football fans on social media even tried to give Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp credit for the goal, claiming it was evidence of a ripple effect of their influence on the English game.

The goal did also raise questions from some Hammers fans as to why Pellegrini’s side don’t play at that tempo more often.

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Twitter post from Sunderland fan goes viral as supporters bemoan media double standards

It has taken a Twitter post from a ‘long-suffering’ Black Cats fan in order for West Ham to get some credit for the goal.

Sunderland fan Brian McDermott posted a video of the West Ham goal on Twitter praising the build-up play.

And it went viral with over 615,000 views and 22,000 likes.

Here are a selection of comments on the goal.

 

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