Moyes concerned by toothless Hammers

West Ham United 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Reaction

DAVID MOYES was left deeply concerned after witnessing his shot-shy West Ham United side slip deeper into the relegation mire as Wolverhampton Wanderers won by two unanswered goals at the London Stadium.

The home side competed reasonably well in an otherwise dour encounter. However, the introduction of Wolves substitute, Adama Traoré, turned the game the way of the visitors as the powerful Spaniard had a hand in late strikes by Raul Jiménez and Pedro Neto.

“We need to improve our attacking play, that’s for sure,” the Scotsman explained.

“There were a lot of periods of defensive stuff where we did a pretty good job but, as I said, it was more when Traoré came on but then I was more annoyed with the next bit.

“We expected him to start but we didn’t defend the crosses well enough when they came in so that was probably the most disappointing thing.

“I just didn’t see much in our attacking play today, we were short of options and limited in what we could do. I just don’t think we got anything going.

“We had a good chance with Pablo Fornals when he was through which was our most clear-cut at 0-0.”

Moyes spoke about the unusual surroundings brought about by the pandemic: “It was a different experience with no crowd, I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed it, you miss the atmosphere but this is what we are going to have to deal with.

“Disappointed we lost. I thought there were lots of things we did OK but lots of things were not so good. I thought the game changed when Traore came on.

“We kept them to few opportunities, we didn’t have many ourselves but they are a good team. From that point of view, it changed when he (Traoré) came on.”

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Brian Jeeves

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