Moyes frustrated with Hammers lack of a cutting edge

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham United – Reaction

West Ham United was once again frustrated by their bogey team, Brighton leaving their European ambitions hanging by a thread as the Premier League campaign reached its final furlong.

Said Benramha salvaged a share of the spoils three minutes from time, just moments after Danny Welbeck had fired the Seagulls ahead. The hammers number nine finally broke his duck, much to the delight of his boss, David Moyes: “We have been waiting on a goal and we got one tonight,” the Scotsman enthused.

“We brought him in with that in mind and I am glad he has got that first goal and hopefully he will go on and get a lot more.”

West Ham are without a win in eight attempts against Brighton, nevertheless, Moyes remained upbeat, adding: “I thought we played very well for long periods in the game, especially the first half, I thought Brighton improved in the second half.

“We did not do enough in the final third, I thought our decision-making in the final third was poor but overall I thought we played very well tonight.”

The Hammer passed up several reasonable opportunities to take the game by the scruff of its neck: “I think our decision-making too often wasn’t the right choice, or we did not show enough quality in the pass which we had to make so quite often it was the decision-making, I felt,” he added.

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Brian Jeeves

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