West Ham were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at the London Stadium yesterday.
The Hammers had a great chance to climb up to third spot in the Premier League table with a win against the Eagles.
And they seemed to be in a great position from which to do just that. Sebastien Haller gave West Ham the lead early in the second-half.
Palace equalised in the 63rd minute through a Patrick van Aanholt penalty , however. They then went on to win the game with Jordan Ayew striking in the 87th minute.
When the score was tied at 1-1, Manuel Pellegrini decided to bring Jack Wilshere on in place of Andriy Yarmolenko in the 78th minute.
And many West Ham fans were baffled by the Chilean’s decision…
— Chris Causey (@DJHooligan109) October 5, 2019
Dont know about that one chief
— San Pellegrini ™ (@WestHamCF) October 5, 2019
Need pace not the opposite
— kev (@kevalaaarrr) October 5, 2019
See how long he lasts 🤞
— Dan Shrouder (@DanShrouder) October 5, 2019
We need to get the ball out wide more this sub will not help that so I take it we are going to play for the 1-1 🤷♂️
— ⚒ ian ⚒ (@IANL80s) October 5, 2019
Are we trying to win this?
— Frankie8 ⚒⚒⚒ (@frankiemac8) October 5, 2019
Worst sub I’ve ever seen
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) October 5, 2019
It seemed as though the Hammers needed more width to break Palace down. So bringing on the 27-year-old midfielder was a strange move at the time.
And it proved to be a totally ineffectual substitution. Wilshere is clearly not the player he once was.
Pellegrini seems like he is not ready to give up on Wilshere just yet, however.