Moyes frustrated with lacklustre Hammers

West Ham United v Crystal Palace – Premier League – London Stadium – Reaction

West Ham United 1-1 Crystal Palace

David Moyes cut a frustrated figure after he witnessed his West Ham United side miss the opportunity to record a third straight Premier League victory.

Mohammed Kudus handed the Hammers an early lead against capital rivals Crystal Palace at the London Stadium. However, the Selhurst Park outfit salvaged a share of the spoils when former Celtic striker Odsonne Édouard seized on a horrendous error from Konstantinos Mavropanos to level the score eight minutes after the restart

“Today’s performance was a little bit mixed,” Moyes bemoaned.

“I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t take all three points but, in the same breath, we’re just not quite getting it on Sundays at 2pm here at London Stadium. 

“We’d got a goal in front and it was a really good goal. I hoped that it would maybe take us onto the next phase and we didn’t really. As the game went on I felt like we were more liable to score.”

The Scotsman continued: “We had to make sure we didn’t concede.

“But we conceded and we let in a woeful goal. We move on and that happens. We’ve had some good results and scored some late goals recently. 

“We came very close to scoring a late goal and, if we looked at them again, maybe we would say we should have scored. 

“Crystal Palace have come here and won three or four times against us so we have to think that maybe getting a point here today is a good result.”

The Hammers boss concluded: “Today was the chance for us to knock on the door with the top boys.

“I thought we could get it. We’ve all just come back from Serbia in the midweek and the fans who made the trip there will know what that was like. 

“We don’t want to use it as an excuse but there was a little bit of a reason behind it.”

Brian Jeeves