West Ham fans react on Twitter as Austin scores twice for QPR

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan wrote the script for this one...

It was bound to happen, wasn't it?

After West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan infamously criticised Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin's quality and fitness earlier this week, Saturday's events were already written in the stars.

There were no surprises, then, as West Ham lost at home to Bournemouth, while Austin bagged a brace as QPR beat Rotherham 4-2 in the Championship.

The truth is the Hammers would be lucky to have the 26-year-old - and it looked as though West Ham fans knew that as they watched their side struggle at Upton Park. R's boss Chris Ramsey admitted everyone at the west London club were disappointed by Sullivan's comments but it clearly drew an on-pitch response from Austin, although he would likely have been in among the goals anyway.

The latest transfer talk, meanwhile, has linked Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace with the QPR striker. Notably, not West Ham.

After his two-goal, one-assist performance against Rotherham, however, the Hammers faithful were reflecting on why that should change on Twitter. Here's what they said after a day that made the east London club look a little silly...

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