From deadlock came Irons carnage

Well that was dreadful , wasn’t it?  From deadlock came Irons carnage. Liverpool, fuelled by the frustration of a drawn match against Manchester United, unleashed a resounding onslaught on West Ham, securing their spot in the League Cup semi-finals for an unprecedented 19th time writes Michael Talbot.

From deadlock came Irons carnage

David Moyes’ squad displayed dismal performance, and the 6,000-strong away supporters made sure to express their discontent. In reality, West Ham found themselves relentlessly battered into submission.
Moyes, who has now visited Anfield 21 times as a manager without a victory, had little chance of altering this sorry statistic during the grueling quarter-final match.
Despite Moyes’s plea for perspective, attributing their struggle to the “quickest turnaround of any team in the Premier League,” they host Manchester United at 12.30pm on Saturday and a demanding schedule, both he and West Ham’s fans rightfully anticipated a more spirited and committed performance at Anfield.
It took 71 minutes for Moyes’s team to have their first shot at Caoimhín Kelleher’s goal. Mohammed Kudus’s tame effort that drifted over the Liverpool keeper’s crossbar was not worth the wait.
We have had to  endure some pretty rubbish performances but luckily this season many have not been matched by the results and so we have learned to put up with it …but the least we should expect, the very least …is for a team to go out and actually try to compete !

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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