Moyes happy with Masuaku’s lucky late winner

West Ham United v Chelsea – Premier League – London Stadium – Reaction

West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea

It was terrific entertainment – West Ham United humbled the high-flyers from across the capital, but the big question was whether unlikely hero, Arthur Masuaku meant his dramatic late winner which sent Chelsea spinning and sent the London Stadium into scenes of wild delirium as the Hammers returned to winning ways following a three-match hiatus.

Either way, David Moyes seemed unconcerned: “It was a great cross,” the Scotsman joked.

“You have to get the ball in the box and you have to try to do it and we’ve all seen other types of goals from crosses where it has dipped over the goalkeeper in the back post and different things.

“I think at the time, we have to say it is a bit of a lucky goal. But in midweek, we didn’t get a goal to make it 2-0 when VAR went against us, which for the life of me I cannot see how that was ruled out.

“You have to take what you get in football and today we got that goal to win 3-2.”

Moyes offered an honest assessment on the victory, which kept the East Londoners very much in contention for a top-four place: “Technically we can play much better than we did in the first half,” he added.

“We didn’t play well enough in the first half today. I thought the second half we improved greatly and that gave us a real chance but I was patching up the team at different times where we picked up a few injuries.

“We played Brighton midweek and they had a similar situation when they lost three players with injury in that game. So it’s a strange and difficult time for all the Premier League teams with the quantity of games at the moment.”

Brian Jeeves

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