Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has said the display from West Ham in their humbling defeat to Everton on Wednesday shows that the club could well be relegated this season.
The Hammers were easily swept aside in a 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park by a Toffees team who they themselves had been thrashed 4-1 in their last outing against Southampton.
Wayne Rooney netted a hat trick, his first ever treble for Everton, to help secure the three points in David Unsworth’s last game in charge as caretaker manager, with his third goal a sublime strike scored on the volley from within his own half.
The Hammers could have seen them cut the scoreline to 2-1 during the clash, with Diafra Sakho fouled in the box, but Manuel Lanzini saw his penalty saved by Jordan Pickford, in what proved to be their only clear cut goal scoring opportunity.
Shearer was obviously worried about the Hammers chances in their relegation battle this season, suggesting on his personal Twitter account that Wednesday’s display was in no way good enough to keep them in the top flight.
David Moyes has a big job on his hands but surely West Ham can't go down?
— Simon Clare (@SiClare) November 29, 2017
Are you not watching this game tonight then?!!! https://t.co/vt9nXLaBmo
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 29, 2017
The thumping by the Toffees means that David Moyes and his men remain in the bottom three in 18th place after 14 games played, with West Brom two points ahead in the safety of 17th.
In other West Ham news, fans were calling this star “conference standard” in their defeat to Everton.