Ian Wright states whether West Ham were right to move to the London Stadium
By Amir Mir
Ian Wright has stated that West Ham moving to the London Stadium was a “deal of a lifetime” following their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side outclassed their opponents during the third-round of the FA Cup on Friday evening.
Three goals in ten minutes during the latter stages of the first half deflated the home team who went on to concede two more goals after the break.
The defeat at home meant the struggles for Slaven Bilic’s side continue, in particular in front of their own fans.
After the game, Match of the Day host Gary Lineker asked former Premier League striker Wright whether the east London club were right to move to their new stadium.
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“It was a deal of a lifetime wasn’t it,” Wright told Match of the Day. They got it for peanuts in respects of what you should be paying for a stadium.”
The Hammers left their old stadium, the Boleyn Ground, in the summer and moved to their new surroundings which can hold up to 60,000 supporters.
However, things have not gone as planned as they have lost a number of matches in front of their own crowd which has distributed their season.
It was the third time this season that the Irons have conceded four or more goals on home soil, four against Watford, they then conceded five against Arsenal in December and now they have conceded another five goals.
As a result, they are struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League table, seven points ahead of the bottom three.