West Ham United boss David Moyes has been slammed by some fans for his substitutions following the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Some West Ham fans have been critical of Moyes’s team selection and tactics since his return to the club in December.

The fact he has only won two of his 10 league games in charge gives those supporters plenty of ammunition.

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Hammers show improvement but points are what they need

There have been some mitigating circumstances.

And performances have improved markedly since the unfortunate 3-2 defeat to Liverpool a few weeks ago.

The truth is West Ham should have won comfortably at the Emirates.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and striker Alexandre Lacazette even conceded West Ham should have won.

But they didn’t.

And a large number of fans have blamed Moyes for dithering when it comes to substitutions.

Hammers fans watching the game had been calling for Mark Noble to be replaced by fit again Tomas Soucek at half-time.

Fans had also been making their views clear that Moyes should have freshened up the forward line when it became clear after an hour that it was not going to be Michail Antonio or Sebastien Haller’s day.

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Moyes criticised for ‘pointless’ late substitutions

The pair wasted chance after chance.

But Moyes did not make his first substitution until the 81st minute, replacing Noble with Soucek.

And he waited until the 87th and 90th minute to bring on Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass.

The lateness of the subs left West Ham fans baffled with many of them labelling the tactics ‘pointless’.

After all what are Anderson or Snodgrass going to do with a few minutes left?

Some fans defended Moyes highlighting the performance and the fact Antonio and Haller had let the side down with their poor finishing.

Others responded claiming that is exactly why they should have been substituted long before the final knockings.

And some felt Jarrod Bowen should have been pushed up front instead.

Moyes was criticised by supporters on radio phone-ins, fan forums and social media after the game.

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Here are a selection of comments from Twitter about Moyes’s substitutions.

 

‘Noble was gone by 60 minutes’

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