West Ham fans compare Diafra Sakho to Carlton Cole, suggest he should be sold this summer

West Ham United Gate

West Ham lost 2-1 away at Stoke City on Sunday afternoon.

West Ham United ended the season on a low note after losing 2-1 away to Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, denying them a place in the top six.

The Hammers went into the game occupying sixth place and a subsequent Europa League place, and looked to be guaranteeing European qualification after Michail Antonio's first half goal put Slaven Bilic's men in front.

However, Stoke rallied in the second half, and after Giannelli Imbula had smashed home an equaliser, Mame Biram Diouf struck to head home a late winner for the Potters.

With that 2-1 defeat, and Southampton's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, West Ham dropped down to seventh place, meaning they now need Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace in this weekend's FA Cup final to send West Ham into the Europa League.

It could have been all so different on Sunday though, as striker Diafra Sakho had a glorious chance to put West Ham 2-0 up, but fired straight at Shay Given from close range having been played in by Michail Antonio.

Sakho has endured a frustrating second season at Upton Park, as after hitting 12 goals last season, he's only found the net seven times in all competition this time around - and fans appear to have seen enough of the Senegal international.

Supporters took to Twitter during and after the Stoke clash, and suggested his performance - which lasted just 61 minutes before he was substituted - was comparable to that of former West Ham striker Carlton Cole, due to his lack of ball control and terrible miss.

Ultimately, many fans think that West Ham should look to sell Sakho this summer, and look to bring in a proven 15-20 goal striker to take the Hammers to the next level under Bilic.

Here are some of the reactions from West Ham fans after Sakho's performance against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon...

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