‘Poor decisions at both ends’ were the words of David Moyes as he offers an honest reaction to a nervy West Ham win over Silkeborg in Europe.

West Ham made it two wins from two in the Conference League group stages with a 3-2 victory in Denmark.

But the Hammers made hard work of it too.

After falling behind, again, to an early goal from the hosts West Ham started to play some decent stuff and equalised through a penalty.

West Ham were somewhat fortunate to be awarded the spot kick and perhaps more fortunate that Manuel Lanzini put it away after slipping as he went to shoot.

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There was nothing fortunate about Gianluca Scamacca’s goal, though. The Italian was fed by Maxwel Cornet and he smashed a rocket home from the edge of the box – much like some of the goals West Ham fans would have seen him score for Sassuolo.

Craig Dawson then made it 3-1 before the break with a trademark header from a corner in his first appearance of the season after injury.

The second half West Ham sat off the hosts and David Moyes made a raft of changes – too many perhaps.

‘Poor decisions’ David Moyes offers honest reaction to nervy West Ham win over Silkeborg in Europe

Silkeborg got a goal back and came close to scoring an equaliser on multiple occasions before the final whistle.

The West Ham manager was speaking to BT Sport to give his take on the after he game.

‘Poor decisions at both ends’ was the verdict of Moyes as he offered an honest reaction to the nervy West Ham win over Silkeborg in Europe.

“Bits and pieces I liked, bits and pieces I didn’t…” Moyes told BT Sport.

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“But when it was 3-1 it should have been comfortable and we had other chances to make it go 4-1 or 5-1 in fact and we didn’t and it was always going to make it nervy.

“We started making poor decisions (in the second half), we had chances to slip each other in for goals which I’m annoyed about, you know I think that it’s really important that you try and make goals for your teammates and you hope that on the day they’ll make goals for you as well.

“But I thought we made poor decisions on the counter attack. We had a couple of poor decisions defensively as well in the last 15 minutes which gave them one or two opportunities… so look we done the job, we got it done, we went away from home and got it done.”


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