Moyes rueing a missed opportunity for Hammers

West Ham United 0-1 Burnley – Reaction

It was an understandably frustrated David Moyes who faced the media after West Ham United’s single-goal setback against Burnley at the London Stadium.

The Hammers created and subsequently passed up, several opportunities before slipping to a Jay Rodriguez header shortly before the interval.

The defeat – West Ham’s nineteenth of the campaign – left them hovering four points above the dropzone, with Moyes rueing a missed opportunity to put daylight between themselves and the bottom three.

“I am disappointed that we conceded the goal – I wasn’t happy with the way it materialised in the middle of the pitch,” the Scotsman bemoaned.

“They got it wide, delivered a really good ball and we didn’t defend the back post as well as we should have – the way I know we can do.

“We put in a lot of good crosses but they defended it – we didn’t. Small things, concentration levels, we have got to finish that, so we make sure we don’t concede any goals – the best chance of us staying up is if we don’t concede any goals.”

The Hammers now face a vital trip to Norwich at teh weekend, although Moyes insisted he wasn’t prioritising games; “I thought today was a must-win, I thought Newcastle was too,” he added.

“Chelsea, we had to do the best we can and we did. So I think that we have been in that situation for a while. In fact, probably since I took over, actually?

“I think we go into all games in that way. We know we need to win games to remain a Premier League club – Today was a chance we have given up.”

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Brian Jeeves

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