West Ham United were thrashed by Oxford United on Wednesday night.
West Ham United suffered major embarrassment on Wednesday night as they were smashed 4-0 by League One side Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.
24 hours after Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the competition by Colchester United, West Ham were looking to avoid a collapse of their own – but came up woefully short.
With the scoreline 0-0 at half time, few could have expected a thrashing on the cards, but Elliott Moore got the scoring started for Oxford on 55 minutes, and the floodgates opened.
Mark Sykes set up Matty Taylor to make it 2-0, Arthur Masuaku slipped to allow Tarique Fosu to race clear and score, and Shandon Baptiste ran through the West Ham defence to secure a late fourth.
West Ham were blown away, and whilst some can point to making nine changes to the side which beat Manchester United on Sunday, Oxford made five changes of their own too.
One change West Ham made was to leave star striker Sebastien Haller on the bench in favour of starting August signing Albian Ajeti, who hasn’t really hit the ground running since signing from Basel.
The Swiss attacker hit 21 goals for Basel last season but didn’t impress in the last round of the Carabao Cup at Newport County, and didn’t impress last night either.
Some fans called him ‘absolutely abysmal’ and ‘terrible’, believing he ‘doesn’t have a clue’ about where to be as a lone striker, with some even comparing him to Jordan Hugill and calling for the scout who recommended him to be sacked.
Poor half. Haller needed. Ajeti isn’t a lone striker. He doesn’t have a clue where to be #whufc— Daniel Hennessey (@henn88) September 25, 2019
1 shoot on target in 45 minutes against Oxford proves that when I said Ajeti isnt good enough I was right.— HALLERlujah (DC 3-0) (@HALLERlujah_) September 25, 2019
He is just a swiss Jordan Hugill
Ajeti is one of worst footballer I’ve seen at West Ham since Miaga— HALLERlujah (DC 3-0) (@HALLERlujah_) September 25, 2019
Ajeti is terrible, Holland needs to work on his decision making, every time we cross there’s no one there— Dom (@DOWHU_1995) September 25, 2019
Should never have sold Chicharito, Ajeti can’t play on his own— David (@davidjacksxn) September 25, 2019
Whoever scouted ajeti needs to get the boot tomorrow— Max Harries (@Mharries66) September 25, 2019
Mate, should have seen Ajeti tonight, was absolutely abysmal. https://t.co/V0tagbMtCT— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) September 25, 2019
Remember we beat West Brom to the signing of Ajeti and we really gassed him up I’m creasing— (@Cxllumfitzer11) September 25, 2019
Ajeti’s doing good as Hernandez’ replacement isn’t he. Wait til Haller gets injured you clueless mugs who wanted him out.— . (@lanzinigoat) September 25, 2019
Ajeti. Well that’s what £8m gets you in this market.— Pride of East London (@prideofeastldn) September 25, 2019