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Surprised Moyes was the architect of West Ham woes

Architect of West Ham woes 

David Moyes‘ observation that West Ham lacked a clinical finish in the vital moments was odd. Aside from a spurned chance from Jarrod Bowen when the game was already lost, The Hammers’ chances fell to defensive players.

While West Ham did enjoy a good first half against Manchester United, we were reliant on defenders to create. Both Emerson and Ben Johnson provided the biggest attacking threat for The Hammers. But can it really be a surprise when defenders lack the final pass or finish to win the game?

David Moyes expected clinical finishing from West Ham defenders against Manchester United

Architect of West Ham woes? Moyes watches the lesser spotted Hammers attacker

West Ham performed better in the first half at Old Trafford than we did against Bournemouth on Thursday. But the fact remains that we only played with two attackers in Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen. So it can be no surprise for Moyes if the team lacks the final ball or clinical finish.

I have zero complaints about Ben Johnson, who performed beyond my wildest expectations. However, if the club is prepared to sell two attacking players and sign none in the transfer window, they can hardly act surprised if the defenders shoehorned into attacking roles don’t test opposition defences.


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