Hammers improvement of little consolation to Moyes

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United – Reaction

David Moyes reflected upon another setback for West Ham United as the relegation trap door creaked alarmingly beneath his beleaguered side.

The Hammers have lost each of their last three Premier League matches and remain outside the bottom three by a single goal. And despite a mildly improved performance to the one last Saturday against Wolves, the east Londoners discovered the same outcome as their situation continues to deteriorate.

“It’s certainly all about results but I thought we were better tonight than we were on Saturday but obviously it is the points that matter,” Moyes explained after their N17 setback.

“I thought there were some really big performers, there were two or three who played really well tonight but we needed things to go at the right times. We had a couple of chances, like we did on Saturday, a couple tonight that if you get it – it makes a difference.

“We’re not going to be making fifteen or twenty chances in the games, if we’re getting three, four or five we’ve got to take one or two of them.”

Moyes was particularly unhappy with Tottenham’s first goal, claiming a handball before Tomas Soucek turned Giovani Lo Celso’s flag-kick into his own net: “I’ve had a chance to see it again, the first goal shouldn’t have stood anyway because it comes off his arm and the rules are that if it comes off your arm and leads to a goal it shouldn’t be counted, so it shouldn’t have stood,” te Scotsman bemoaned.

“I thought they all had a great effort tonight, worked really diligent to do their job. We can play better – some of them can play a bit better.

“We came here – saw how well Tottenham played against Manchester United in the opening game and I thought we came here and did a good job on Tottenham.

“The first goal was poor and isn’t a goal and the second annoyed me more than anything.

“We’re still in the game, at 1-0 down you’ve still got a great chance but we’ve given away the second goal and put an end to it really.”

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Brian Jeeves

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