Hill downbeat after defeat
Barnsley boss Keith Hill offered no excuses after his side were blown away 4-0 at home by high-flying West Ham.
It was a second 4-0 defeat in the club's last three Oakwell outings and means the Tykes have now won just one of their last nine games. Hill said: "I was disappointed with the result and the performance and I can't defend that as a manager. "It was always going to be difficult but we shot ourselves in the foot magnificently. Even John Wayne couldn't have done it better. "The only positive that I can salvage is that it wasn't six, seven or eight because it could have been even more embarrassing. We could have been more than three goals down at half-time. "You have to have the finance to be successful. I would like to spend on a squad what they spent on Kevin Nolan. They recruited (Nicky) Maynard and (Ricardo) Vaz Te in the January transfer window. We are not, in any way, a competitor to West Ham. I hate it because I want to be successful. It's at times like this that we've got to be brave and accountable."