By Will Butcher

Chairman David Gold has posted an amusing Twitter reply after a fan claimed he would invade the London Stadium pitch.

West Ham host struggling Premier League side Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, as criticism continues to boil over their recent move from Upton Park to their new Stratford-based home.

However, Gold decided to post a sarcastic reply on his personal Twitter account, after a fan had claimed he would try to attempt to enter the field of play.

West Ham moved to the London Stadium this summer, but are awaiting a license which will allow them to sell tickets for the full 66,000 capacity.

The ground, which is costing the club just £2.5million a year to rent, has already played host to a number of European and domestic fixtures for the claret and blue outfit.

The Hammers have struggled at their new home thus far, winning just one Premier League game against Bournemouth earlier this season.

Slaven Bilic’s side will be hoping that changes on Saturday afternoon though, with David Moyes’ side standing in their way.

Three points against their Wearside-based opponents could see the Hammers move up to 13th place, but a loss could see them just as easily drop back into the Premier League relegation zone.

West Ham recorded just their second win of the domestic season last weekend against Crystal Palace, and will be looking to build some momentum against rock bottom Sunderland.

In other West Ham news, Karren Brady has aimed a dig at a Hammers striker.