David Moyes has held his hands up and admitted that Manchester City were simply too good for the Hammers today.
The Irons were well beaten by Pep Guardiola’s side at the London Stadium, losing 2-0 thanks to a brace from new signing Erling Haaland.
He scored a penalty and then finished off a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne through ball to give City all three points.
The Irons struggled for possession and for chances in a game that was bereft of any real intensity, because of the immense heat on the day.
The temperature reached in excess of 30 degrees at the London Stadium and Moyes has admitted his side were well off City’s level on Sunday.
Speaking after the game, as per BBC Sport, he said: “They were so good today. Both their full-backs played like midfielders today and it caused us problems. We hung in the game as long as we could but we were well outplayed today. We had a good start but we were well outplayed.”
One bright spot for the Irons was the debut of Gianluca Scamacca, as he came on for Mikey Antonio in the second half.
He didn’t manage to test Ederson – bar a header that forced a good save but was ruled offside – but Moyes is confident he will prove his worth.
He added: “We are looking forward to getting him in the right condition. He is not far away. Getting minutes today will be really important for him. I am hoping he will come good, we need more attacking options.
“We are trying to build, we want to strengthen. We have had a good team over the last couple of seasons and we want to try and do that again.”