By Will Butcher
West Ham were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Everton on Sunday afternoon – and fans have delivered a mixed response on Twitter to the performance of Michail Antonio.
The former Nottingham Forest man was used as a striker for the Hammers, with Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet and Edimilson Fernandes all expected to support him.
However, goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley prevented the Hammers from securing a fourth straight win in all competitions.
Antonio, who has been in good form of late after scoring five goals this season, was hard working but failed to find the net against the Toffees.
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to commend Antonio for his efforts, but some believe that he is playing out of position and should have found the net.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Antonio's issue is decision making. Effort is always there. The brain isn't…not always. It's the truth. He been wasteful in this match.
— ㅤ (@Xhakaesque) October 30, 2016
How did Antonio not score?? #COYI
— Mikespace Online ™ (@MikespaceOnline) October 30, 2016
— Stuart Dillon (@StuartDillon1) October 30, 2016
@Michailantonio has been great again. Running himself into the floor for us. If only the others had half his heart.
— Vincent White (@Vincenzo_White) October 30, 2016
— lewis (@LJBaines) October 30, 2016
Nice ball @Michailantonio where was ayew and zaza
— Martin John Burney (@martin_burney) October 30, 2016
— Liam Hendry (@L_Hendry) October 30, 2016
Michail Antonio is actually a machine
— Joe Smith (@Smiffyboyyyy) October 30, 2016
The Hammers looked to have sparked a mini-revolution prior to Sunday’s Premier League encounter, after starting the season in dismal form that saw them drop into the relegation zone.
Two domestic wins followed by a superb EFL Cup win against Chelsea in the week seemed a world away from the Hammers’ performance against Ronald Koeman’s side, as they slipped back into 16th place.
In other West Ham news, Martin Keown has had this to say about the crowd trouble at West Ham’s London Stadium.