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Moyes: “That goal was a killer”

Moyes1David Moyes fully accepts the Irons lacked quality in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth but remains as gutted as everybody else with the south coast outfit’s equaliser at the death.

Speaking to the official site he said: “I think the referees do a great job here, I really do.  think we’ve got good referees. It’s not easy but I think there were a couple of things that maybe could have gone a different way for us.

“I don’t know why he wouldn’t go with his linesman’s decision. He puts his flag up obviously because he believes there’s an offside.

The worst part is that it’s a Bournemouth player who puts the ball in the net with the top of his arm. It should have been stopped for that.

“We’re disappointed because we’re in the dying minutes and we’ve got ourselves 3-2 up. We’d fought back although we weren’t great throughout all of the game. We showed great spirit to get back in it and then to lose a goal like that is a killer.”

“It was unbelievable. Not for a minute am I saying we were robbed; far from it. The game could have gone anyway. We missed a few chances and they certainly did as well.

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“When we got 3-2 up with a couple of minutes to go, to lose that through that goal is going to be hard to take. There were periods in the game I didn’t think we were getting back in it.”

But the boss is set for some hard work on the training ground after watching the team concede six goals in two games and said: “We have to get back on the training ground and see if we can work on a lot of things. We showed great spirit and great energy to stay in the game, but we’ve got to defend much better than we have done today.”


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11 comments on “Moyes: “That goal was a killer”

  1. I wonder when the penny will finally drop to see that were not able to defend with the players on view ? Either too old or just not good enough ! No point in naming them again as it might be viewed as hatred lol? 2 full backs , 2 centre halves , 2 midfield players one defensively strong and can play as well ! And a centre forward when ayew and sakho go , the only problem is Sullivan Has the purse ? So were in the 💩 until the end of the season and hope we survive ! We need a bit of luck in January ! Were defiantly due some lol 😎

  2. Start by playing a centre half in the back 3 like the outstanding Rice instead of the underperforming ,weak,poor in the air cresswell you lemon! How do these blokes continue to get jobs in management !!!! Should of lost 6-3 today, Bournemouth out played us and Howe like Benitez last time out managed you Moyes. Come on it’s not that hard we have a much better squad than the competition to stay up, how can you not play Sakho and Chico when you play Ayew!!!!!

  3. It would help if Moyes played his best team playing AYew & Kouyate after their last game was asking for trouble we need Rice playing in midfield & Sakho. Up front perhaps Ayew was in the shop window & West Ham we’re hoping he would attract a bid ( after his last 2 performances we will be lucky to get rid of him ) Also Carroll seems to be used as a bulldozer in the hope he can make something happen, unless Moyes has some decent players lined up the only thing that will happen is relegation.

  4. Calmed down now.Awful refereeing at the death but that aside if we are brutally honest we were lucky to get a point.After 75 mins every Hammers fan would have taken a draw in this match as Bournemouth should have been out of sight by then.Its back to what happens in the transfer market.The defence and midfield need strengthening desperately and Sullivan is going to have to dig deep to address it.Cannot believe we started with Ayew and left Rice on the bench too.Need a big improvement against West Brom in a weeks time to move up and stay up.

    • Agree esp in first half but Bournemouth also could of been down to 9men by half w Kings punch to Obiang face & Francis boot to Kouyate.
      Arnie earned us that extar 2 points & no we didnt play well but Madley was so biased it was ridiculous & we needed that call to go our way bc it was offside & handball. So we didn’t play we but we should of got 3 points.

      But agree w Ayew & ESp Kouyate.

      Rice should of started in DM he slotted in seamlessly for Noble & I honestly would of had Lanzini beside him bc needed someone to pass out & counter & Many can do that from deep.
      Would of had Arnie as #10 & Sahko & Chic up front.

  5. Agree, we could have lost badly but for fine keeping from Adrian. That said, we got highway robbed again. They should have been two men down at first half, and let’s not go over the final equaliser again.

    Rice in the middle (midfield or defence, doesn’t matter to me), Sakho or Chicharito up front. Ayew does no bring anything to the team as used and as a starter. Zabaleta only works when the rest of the team is toned. He cannot make a difference on his own anymore.

    Kouyate… There is something wrong with him, just like with Antonio. He used to be everywhere, tonic and contagious. Now he is clueless, dozing off half of the time. The partnership with Obiang does not work. So one of the two need to either go, be on the bench, or in another part of the pitch.

    So yes, a couple of midfield players, and a forward to replace Sakho and Ayew. And solve the full back problem (on both sides).

    • Yes the engine room is in need of a major overhaul.Baffled by Kouyates form,Obiang not at the level when Liverpool were looking at him and because we are so short of numbers in midfield they are getting picked no matter what because we do not have an alternative.Zabas best years are behind him horribly exposed against Newcastle and today but could be a good mentor for Byram.(Byram needs extended run when fit again).Its like the team is only firing on 2 or 3 cylinder with far too many under achieving and i have not even mentioned the strikers..Imagine how much worse it would be if Arnie had not stepped up to the plate.

    • Thank you on Adrian some our saying Hart should start but Adrian had 7 crucial saves could of been a lot worse.
      And maybe do better w first but the first 2 were bouncing in box & hit thru so many bodies those are hard to stop. And the last one he was impeded & was offside & handball.

      No reason Hart should come back in didn’t do well at Arsenal & already wants to leave apparently. If change to much it will make things worse & if he wants to go let him & invest in youth GKer.

      Rice what does he have to do to start ffs. He has been great as DM & CB. I’d of had him in DM yesterday & can play RB for Zab.

      Agree 64 can’t wait fro Byram I think Pearce will help him a lot he put in some decent shifts can cross has pace & can cover RM. But Bilic didn’t fancy him

  6. Zabba rubbish, Kouyate rubbish, Ogbonna rubbish and Creswell rubbish. No wonder we are leaking goals. And suddenly we’ve two keepers who can’t come for crosses. Ayew is an excuse for a forward, he offers us nothing.
    We’ve played two poor sides and each has scored three against us. That’s just not good enough. I really feel for Arnie and Lanzini who must be wondering what the fek is going on around them at the mo.
    It is getting so bad I’m now thinking Nobes deserves a chance when fit. Not cos he is much good, but because he is better than this other lot. And I’m worried Moyes keeps picking Ayew, leaving Rice out and brings Carroll on whenever we are losing. Ring any bells?

  7. At least get Oxford back from Germany.Surely he would stroll into our leaky team.

    • Is he supposed to be coming back. I would.love him back if Moyes has first team plans for him but I’d rather him stay & continue to start then come back & be on the bench or U23s.

      Cullen be better as CM then Kouyate lately. Kouyate has been best as CB for us & Senegal.
      I actually like Cullen & he is always good in preseasons. I would of kept him bc said size this season he can at least hold balk & pass.

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