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Kouyate under fire from fans

Filed: Thursday, 30th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham midfielder Cheik Kouyate has come in for some heavy critricism from supporters after a video illustrating how he failed to track his marker was published on social media.

The 16-second short details how the Senegal international allowed veteran Wayne Rooney to sprint past him before applying the finish for Everton's second goal in last night's crushing 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

And it has been used as a prime example of the perceived general lack of fitness and effort from some of West Ham's senior players.

"The spine of the team is weak and they lack discipline, passion and courage," wrote KUMB member ads78. "Kouyate should both be nowhere near a team that needs to be fighting for every point - he lacks the discipline to be a top class footballer."

"He plainly doesn't bother to chase back - Rooney ran straight past him and left him for dead," added Crossd-Hammrs. "Kouyate gives up before the ball is crossed and makes minimal effort as it goes past him to Rooney. Too many players have been lazy for too long."

Already many fans have called for the reinstatement of club captain Mark Noble, who has spent the first two of David Moyes' three matches on the bench.

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