West Ham fans react to Roberto's Premier League debut

Manuel Pellegrini the manager

The Spanish goalkeeper is being slammed by West Ham United fans.

West Ham United unveil new signing Roberto Jimenez Gago at The London Stadium on May 31, 2019 in London, England.

West Ham United fans were fearing the worst when Lukasz Fabianski went off injured during this afternoon's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.

The Poland goalkeeper has arguably been the Hammers' stand-out player for the past couple of years and West Ham's chances of winning today nosedived once he went off on 34 minutes.

It was 1-1 at the time after Andriy Yarmolenko's opener for the Irons was cancelled out by Josh King, but Manuel Pellegrini's side fell behind within a minute of starting the second half and, predictably, Fabianski's replacement is catching a bit of stick for his role in the goal.

Roberto, who joined Pellegrini's side this past summer, came on for his Premier League debut when the former Arsenal star injured himself, but he was partially culpable when Callum Wilson fired the Cherries ahead.

 

The Spaniard was in goal on Wednesday when the East Londoners embarrassingly lost 4-0 to League One side Oxford United in a Carabao Cup clash.

And here's how West Ham fans reacted to his second-half display this afternoon:

Fortunately for Roberto, Aaron Cresswell equalised for the visitors with 10 minutes left, converting a delivery from Felipe Anderson.

This is a game that West Ham could and definitely should have won; not that their reserve goalkeeper is to blame, because Pellegrini's side had enough chances down the other end, but after beating Manchester United last week, this isn't the way that they'll have wanted to follow that one up.

Lucasz Fabianski of West Ham United during training at London Stadium on September 28, 2018 in London, England.

 

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