West Ham United lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Sunday, but for a time it looked like being a lot worse for Sam Allardyce’s men.
It was too little too late, and questions continue to be asked about Allardyce’s future at the club and regarding the way West Ham have slipped so alarmingly after a wonderful start to the season.
One player who generated plenty of comments at the final whistle was forward Carlton Cole.
The 31-year-old was making his 21st appearance of the season, but despite causing City’s back-line some problems with his presence and style he could not add to the three goals he has managed so far this season.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what West Ham fans thought of Cole’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@CarltonCole1 just back from Manchester, well played today Carlton Effort and commitment can never be questioned. COYI— Matt Harris (@matthammer83) April 19, 2015
@CarltonCole1 well played today big man. One of the only players who put any effort in. Ignore the idiots. Us real fans love you— Jack Himself (@jackgambardella) April 19, 2015
I still maintain if Carlton Cole starts for us up front were in trouble time to move the club forward— Paulo (@westham2009) April 19, 2015
Nolan is terrible, But Carlton Cole is the worse ever— Gogzy (@straight_007) April 19, 2015
BFS has to go! Carlton Cole is awful. What has happened to the Academy. We will never get into Europe playing like this. #West Ham,— Hilton Ellis (@hiltone60) April 19, 2015
Carlton Cole isn’t very good, sure, but what’s the point in bringing him off when you’re throwing on Jarvis?— Craig (@craigvickers_) April 19, 2015
I didn't think @CarltonCole1 played bad today considering the performance of the team overall and the result— Emili WHUFC ⚒ (@a_mill_ee) April 19, 2015