When speaking to reporters after last night’s game, West Ham boss David Moyes criticised his players’ terrible crossing against Fulham, as quoted by Football.London.
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The Hammers eventually beat the Cottagers 1-0. But we can think ourselves very lucky to walk away from the game with all three points.
Scott Parker’s side will feel aggrieved to have left east London with nothing. Especially having missed a penalty deep into injury time.
In all honestly, however, it’s about time that we got some luck.
A win is a win, but David Moyes must learn from this game. The way in which we set up against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City isn’t necessarily going to work against teams near the bottom of the table.
We are in desperate need of more creativity and guile. Said Benrahma would have been perfect for yesterday’s game. The Algerian didn’t start, however, and Pablo Fornals toiled in the left wing position.
One thing that really was poor about West Ham’s play was the quality of our crosses.
And Moyes highlighted that weak point when speaking to reporters after the game, as quoted by Football.London:
“One small thing, I think our crossing tonight was terrible and our ability to get into positions like that, we didn’t do well enough. We either overhit it or hit the font man and that was one aspect but we thought we would have more of the ball, it panned out that way later in the game and we didn’t quite pass the ball well through the lines enough.”
It is something that Moyes will definitely want his players to work on during the international break.
With a striker like Sebastien Haller, the Hammers need to get their crossing up to scratch. Otherwise the 26-year-old will never flourish at the London Stadium.
Three points will do nicely, however. And we can’t ever be disappointed with a win, regardless of how it comes about.