David Moyes has pinpointed a big West Ham problem across recent games: Conceding from throw-ins.
The Hammers have struggled to deal with attacking throws against opposition sides, and did so again when they played Leeds on Wednesday at Elland Road.
The Irons came from 1-0 down to lead 2-1, but were unable to see the game through and ultimately drew 2-2, thanks to a late goal from Rodrigo.
Moyes felt that both goals started from throw-ins for Leeds and similar was true when the Hammers were beaten by Brentford on Boxing Day.
While Moyes felt that the Irons were unlucky to fall behind in the game, due to their performance, he was disappointed to see the recurring issue again bite his squad.
Speaking after the game, as per Football.London, Moyes said: “Really pleased (with coming back from 1-0 down). Even though we were under a wee bit of pressure, I didn’t think we necessarily deserved to [be behind]. We made a couple of passing mistakes at the back, I thought we looked okay but when we went a goal down, I thought here we go again.
“We’ve lost a couple of goals now from throw-ins, terrible. Two tonight from thrown ins, two tonight against Brentford from throw ins. It’s obviously something we need to try and do better at.
“It felt like a step in the right direction. Getting a point away from home at Leeds United is a good result for lots of teams and it is for us at the moment. I actually felt like we missed an opportunity to get all three, I really do.”
The result has left the Irons in 17th, ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Brentford; they play fellow strugglers Wolves next week in the Premier League.