The Hammers were suspect defensively and were rightly punished for their complacency in the second half.
Some West Ham fans were disappointed with the performance of striker Michail Antonio.
The 30-year-old missed a glorious opportunity to score for the Hammers, and his movement was poor throughout the game.
West Ham could have created more chances with a natural centre forward in the side, and David Moyes may decide to secure an upgrade on Antonio at the end of this season.
The Hammers decided to cash in on Sebastien Haller in January, but they opted against signing a replacement.
Antonio is the only striker at the club and has done reasonably well this season, but he is not a natural centre forward, and his inconsistency can be frustrating.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Antonio’s performance, and here is what they had to say.
As much as i love him. He needs to be scoring those chances. Poor.
— Alex ⚒️ #COYI (@AlexLou47257315) March 21, 2021
Said it time and time again. We needs a goal scorer. Antonio isn’t one.
— West Ham Zone (@zone_ham) March 21, 2021
Antonio could easily be a 20 goal a season striker if he put away half the chances he got. The game against Palace being a great example
— HR West Ham (@HRwestham) March 21, 2021
I love Antonio and back him a lot, but I don’t get why we can’t slate him for that moss. Yes he’s key to our team, yes his overall game was decent, but he could and should have put the game to bed and didn’t.
— Callum (@WHUFCallum_) March 21, 2021
Happens way too often in recent weeks. Liverpool at home he misses a great chance and they go 1-0 up straight down the other end. Palace away he got let off with it big time https://t.co/NpFBFSTFLk
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) March 21, 2021
The problem is he can a drop a 2/10 and still play every game as this embarrassing club didn’t sign a striker https://t.co/dtEoxzC1YM
— Ollie (@OCWHU) March 21, 2021