West Ham were comfortably beaten by Manchester City in the Premier League tonight.
In truth, the result was never really in doubt. David Moyes set his team up incredibly defensively from the get go. And the Hammers just didn’t have the pace or power required to hurt Pep Guardiola’s side.
Many of the West Ham players failed to perform at the Etihad tonight. There was one player who received praise from the Hammers fans, however.
Lukasz Fabianski, who earns £65,000 per week according to Spotrac, was his usual reliable self between the sticks for West Ham against City. It could be argued that he could have done better with City’s second goal, however.
The 34-year-old, who joined for £7 million from Swansea City in the summer of 2018 (BBC), has been one of the Hammers’ best signings in recent years.
The east London outfit are a much better side when the Pole is in the team, and had he not got missed three months through injury earlier on this season, West Ham probably wouldn’t be anywhere near the relegation zone.
And some Hammers fans took to Twitter tonight praising Fabianski for his display against City tonight…
Feel bad for Fabianski, he deserves better than this
— Daniel Cooper (@DanielCooper52) February 19, 2020
— Ellis (FREE FORNALS) (@EliseTheTwig) February 19, 2020
— David Shackle (@ShackleDavid) February 19, 2020
Fabianski saving us at Times also
— Jonesy ☆ (@RockyWhu) February 19, 2020
Big fan of moyes only sending put fabianski, rice and antonio tonight. Good tactics
— Mark Scott (@mark_scott3103) February 19, 2020
Fabianski though, superb goalkeeping 👏🏼 https://t.co/afqIkeBibZ
— Tolulope (@tolutimehin) February 19, 2020
fabianski best player on the pitch once again
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) February 19, 2020
Tbh west ham are in relegation form, I honestly think they have a 50/50 chance they will be playing blackburn rovers week in week out, they’d be so much deeper down if it wasnt for Fabianski #MCIWHU
— Mason (@Mason_Ferrier14) February 19, 2020