It was a frustrating night for West Brom fans at The Hawthorns on Tuesday as they watched their side come from two goals behind to snatch a 2-2 draw against bottom-of-the-table Barnsley.
For some fans on Twitter, Charlie Austin was the focus of their frustration as the 30-year-old failed to have much of an impact in 90 minutes against the managerless Yorkshire club.
According to stats by WhoScored, Austin failed to fire a shot on target, failed to complete a key pass and failed to complete a single aerial duel.
Since joining the Baggies from Southampton in the summer, Austin has scored just two goals in 10 appearances across all competitions and supporters now have clear concerns over the lack of goals from Slaven Bilic’s strikers.
Kenneth Zohore also has two goals to his name – although both of them came from the penalty spot back in August – and Hal Robson-Kanu only opened his account for the season last week in the 1-0 win against Middlesbrough.
It seems like it is not only Austin’s ability to get on the scoresheet that is concerning West Brom fans though, with his overall play a concern to a section of them on Twitter.
Here is a selection of some of their tweets:
Not much to discuss! #past it
— WBA1958 (@terrywoneill) October 22, 2019
Not good enough and it’s not fitness. His movement is glacial and touch is really poor. Need an upgrade in Jan. #wba
— Paul Gainham MBAEC (@PaulGainham) October 22, 2019
Charlie Average Austin #WBA
We need better than that up front if we want to cement the top 2
— DOOD (@DoodWBA) October 22, 2019
— lauren.💙 (@LBlakemore22) October 22, 2019
Edwards , Austin and Ferguson were poor tonight though #wba
— Dan 🇭🇷⚽ (@ItsYouDanDanwba) October 22, 2019
Austin’s washed up. This seasons Rickie Lambert #wba
— . (@Brom68) October 22, 2019
In other West Brom news, this Albion ace almost joined Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window.