Moyes hurting after Hammers setback

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West Ham United v Leicester City – Premier League – London Stadium – Reaction

West Ham United 0-2 Leicester City

Another damaging defeat – The pressure continues to grow. It proved to be another tough afternoon for David Moyes and his West Ham United side as Leicester City inflicted their latest setback at the London Stadium.

West Ham performed reasonably well, but goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes won it for the Foxes, who could even afford a missed penalty from Youri Tielamans on their way to the points.

“Of course, it hurts because you care and you want to win,” Moyes bemoaned.

“Look, we’ve got a great bunch and the one thing today was that the players ran their you know whats off and did everything they possibly could to try and win the game, and I said that to them.

“I’ve said: Your effort and your commitment, that’s why us why, in the main, we were really pleased with what you’ve done because you gave one hundred per cent all the way.

 “But obviously, we were lacking in the bit which really matters and that’s the goalscoring.

Moyes continued: “We played well enough to win, never mind lose.

“But our Achilles heel at the moment is that our play is not bad and we’re threatening, but we’re not able to take the chances we’re getting and all the opportunities we’re getting.

“Then, there have been lapses of concentration. We had one last week. But last week, I could see we didn’t play well, but today we did play well. 

“Today, we did a lot of good things, but the main moments, whether it be the finishing, or whether it be the moments where we gave Leicester opportunities, we didn’t quite do as well.”

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