West Ham 2 – West Brom 1
It was an unhappy return to West Ham for Alan Pardew.
Why did the Baggies fire Tony Pulis again?
Pardew, in his eighth match in charge of West Brom, once again failed to chalk up his first win with the Baggies.
Instead they lost 2-1 at West Ham to plunge West Brom into even greater relegation bother.
West Brom are second bottom of the division with just 16 points from 22 games. They’ve not won in the league since August.
Andy Carroll was the hero for the Hammers with a double.
West Brom actually took the lead through James McClean.
Jake Livermore ‘shoved’ a West Ham fan
There was an unsavoury incident at the London Stadium involving England international Jake Livermore and a West Ham fan.
After Livermore was subbed out the game after the hour mark for Hal Robson-Kanu, the midfielder was engaged by an Irons supporter in the crowd.
Cameras caught the moment Livermore ‘shoved’ the West Ham fan.
So what happened?
Alan Pardew confirmed after the match that Livermore had been provoked by the West Ham fan. And, if rumours on social media are right, the West Ham supporter shamefully goaded Livermore with disgusting taunts about his personal life.
Alan Pardew on Jake Livermore incident with West Ham after he was subbed: "I saw Jake in the crowd. There is no way he would go into the crowd unless he was provoked' #WHUWBA
— Neil McLeman (@NeilMcLeman) January 2, 2018
I was quite close to Jake Livermore incident -whatever was said to him wasn't pleasant because the player saw the red mist immediately. Had laughed off the cocaine jibes so was a step beyond that. #WHUWBA
— Seb Hutchinson (@Seb_Hutch) January 2, 2018
Absolutely disgusting from a minority of West Ham fans mocking the death of Jake Livermore’s baby. Can’t blame him for smacking one of them. 😡
— Jesse (@JesseSidhu10) January 2, 2018
If what I’ve heard is right, I hope whoever said that to Jake Livermore gets banned for life and suffers a terrible fate 🤬 disgusting
— jbubbles (@julieagorry) January 2, 2018
Rumours a West Ham fan shouted at Jake Livermore that he’s glad his baby had died. What an absolute fucking scummy twat! West Ham fans laughing it off as banter. Stay classy. 😳🙄
— Ryan Cunningham (@Ryceezy) January 2, 2018
— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) January 2, 2018