Mark Noble sees the funny side as Andriy Yarmolenko is mocked by West Ham United team-mates after missing late sitter in draw against Chelsea
If missing a golden late chance to earn a win wasn’t bad enough, Andriy Yarmolenko had to deal with his team mates after the game.
The West Ham winger put a close range header wide in the final minutes of their 0-0 draw at home to Chelsea on Sunday.
Having squandered the chance for three points against a London rival, Yarmolenko was then at the centre of a practical joke by his fellow West Ham players.
Andriy Yarmolenko was the subject of mockery by his West Ham team mates after Sunday
Yarmolenko posted a video to social media from the Hammers changing room, showing posters had been placed on the walls and his locker.
The posters depict a computer generated man with a rectangular head, and are titled ‘Yarma?’ – clearly indicating the Ukrainian must have had a square head to send his effort so badly wide.
Yarmolenko seems to be taking the joke in good humour, with the video captioned ‘about last game’ with three laughing-crying emojis, and he can be heard chuckling off-camera.
Club captain Mark Noble then walks in and is challenged by Yarmolenko, who asks ‘why you do this?’
Noble pleads innocence however, simply saying ‘it wasn’t me’ – although his cheeky grin maybe indicates he had something to do with it.
In spite of his miss on Sunday, Yarmolenko has impressed for West Ham since joining the club in the summer.
After four substitute appearances in the league, he scored twice in his first start as they beat Everton at Goodison Park.