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Corden tears into Masuaku for display in Man City defeat

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Television personality and West Ham fan James Corden tore into defender Arthur Masuaku for his performance against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Hammers lost 4-0 to Man City at the London Stadium and the 25-year-old left-back played 45 minutes of the clash before being replaced by Aaron Cresswell at the break.

Corden sent out two tweets, via his verified Twitter account, to slam Masuaku for his part in his side’s heavy defeat and even directly revealed he didn’t know how the player got starts under Manuel Pellegrini.

“On comes Cresswell to close the door after the horse has bolted… How Masuaku starts I don’t know,” stated Corden in the second of his two tweets.


Corden tears into Masuaku in an elegant and refrained way when you consider that the host of the The Late Late Show clearly isn’t a fan of the 25-year-old left-back. By the claiming that Cresswell came onto close the door after the horse has bolted, Corden is effectively blaming Masuaku for his side being 3-0 down by the time the half-time whistle blew. Once the English left-back had replaced Masuaku, the Hammers only conceded one goal in the second half. However it’s worth noting that Man City took their foot off their pedal and that helped Cresswell able to fare better when it came to his defensive duties. While Hammers supporters will be begging Pellegrini not to start Masuaku in the near future, you have to feel slightly sorry for the lad. It’s not an easy task being asked to defend against Man City, particularly a Raheem Sterling in red-hot form, and that has to be taken in the account. Also at this point it seems clear that Masuaku’s attacking qualities should be highlighted by Pellegrini and he should be deployed as a left-winger not a left-back in the near future.

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