Pellegrini disappointed with a lack of home comforts

West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United – Reaction

MANUEL PELLEGRINI admitted his frustration after seeing his West Ham United side pass up an opportunity to end their recent winless Premier League sequence.

Robert Snodgrass had fired the Hammers ahead on the stroke of half-time. However, visitors, Sheffield United, hit back to earn a deserved share of the spoils through Lys Mousset’s tidy finish twenty minutes from time.

West Ham are now four league games without a win: “Of course we are disappointed because we lost two more points here at home,” the Chilean bemoaned.

“It was a similar game that we lost against Crystal Palace where we create options to win the game. Those options you must score. Today I think that we play a good game.

“We play from the beginning, we create crosses – corners. In the first half, we score one goal and in the second half, we have at least three or four key options to decide the game. After that, they draw and they defend very well.

Hammers supporters reacted badly when goalscorer, Snodgrass, was substituted in the latter stages of the contest. And despite the decision being greeted with a crescendo of booing, Pellegrini explained why he had hooked the Scotsman: “Well because we are in the last three or four minutes of the game, we wanted to be with two players inside the box so we can score that goal to decide the game.

“Robert worked a lot during the whole game. He did a very good game – we need fresh legs inside the box to try to score the second goal.”

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Brian Jeeves

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