Hammers v Forest: The stats

Stats don’t always tell the full story of a game -notably when it comes to the issue of possession.
That was certainly the case in yesterday’s game where the Hammers had just 40 per cent against Forest’s 51 per cent.
Despite that Steve Cooper’s team finished up beaten a hefty 4-0 by the newly rampant Irons.
David Moyes’ team were always in command as demonstrated this time – at least – by the stats with the team enjoying 18 shots in total and five on target for their four goals.
The visitors had just eight attempts at goal; with only three on target with the Irons winning so comfortably via an Ings brace a superlative effort from Declan and a Mikey Antonio header,
The Hammers came out worse on the foul front where we were guilty of eight as opposed to Forest’s five.
However, this was one game where the often maligned stats more or less told the story behind our biggest win of the season.

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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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  • Clive says:

    I don’t know about the stats but you can tell how well we played by the lack of criticism or calls for the manager to be sacked after this game. I believe in the old Eisenhower saying anyway about how it’s not the critic who counts but the doer of deeds who is actually in the arena whose face is covered in dust or sweat or blood. If you stick by the team and the manager I find it’s always much more enjoyable when they have a good game after going through a period of adversity together.

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