West Ham’s season summed up by funny passage of play against Southampton

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Unfortunately for West Ham, it’s now too late to move back to Upton Park.

A large section of the Hammers’ iconic old stadium was blown up in spectacular fashion last week for an upcoming movie.

West Ham are subsequently stuck with the Olympic Stadium - now known as the London Stadium, of course - whether they like it or not.

Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat to Southampton means West Ham have only secured one Premier League victory at their new ground since the start of the season.

Slaven Bilic’s side have only picked up three points from their first six matches and, as a result, currently sit third to bottom in the table above only Stoke City and Sunderland.

Video: West Ham's season summed up in 14 seconds

It’s been a disastrous start to the campaign for the Hammers, whose season can be summed up by this hilarious 14-second video which has gone viral on social media over the past 24 hours.

From a corner, driven low into the penalty area, Angelo Ogbonna begins the hilarity with an air shot before Alvaro Arbeloa sends the ball back into the box with a pathetic cross.

The former Real Madrid defender then produces another comical touch before Dimitri Payet, of all people, inexplicably kicks the ball over his own head.

Bilic: Players have no credit left with the fans

Bilic, under pressure following recent results, must have been tearing his hair out - or at least what’s left of it - on the touchline.

After the match, he was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard: "We are not the first or the last team who has been in this situation in the Premier League and most of it is about confidence, but the club has the same players and the same manager who did good things last year.

"I told the players after we lost to West Brom that there is no need to panic, the credit was there for a lot of them. But now that credit is gone."

West Ham face Middlesbrough this weekend

West Ham are back in action at the London Stadium this Saturday against Middlesbrough - a match which now surely falls into the ‘must-win’ category for the Hammers.

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