Moyes: We just weren’t good enough

David Moyes admitted that West Ham just were not good enough against Crystal Palace.

The Hammers took the lead in the game against the Eagles thanks to Said Benrahma’s scorcher, but Wilfried Zaha equalised after Thilo Kehrer lost the ball on the right wing, and Michael Olise scored in injury time to give Patrick Vieira’s side all three points.

The Hammers did have a penalty shout in the second half when Mikey Antonio went down under the challenge of Marc Guehi and the referee pointed to the spot; VAR, though, overruled the decision, with the referee sent to the monitor.

Moyes was left bemused by the performance, and felt that the Irons just weren’t at the races throughout the 90 minutes.

He said to BBC Sport“We didn’t play well enough. We couldn’t have expected much more [from the result]. A draw wouldn’t have been wrong but Palace played better than we did.

“We got in front when we didn’t look like it in the game but then we let Palace into the game. It was terrible. Second one we looked more likely to score.

“No complaints with the result.”

And the Hammers boss had no complaints about the penalty overturn, as colleagues on the bench had told him that the decision was soft.

Moyes added: “I heard from our staff it looked soft so by all accounts VAR made the right decision.”


About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

8 comments on “Moyes: We just weren’t good enough

  1. Well he wasnt joking there was he, lol.
    our new signings are rubbish, how do people keep saying paqueta played good, he kicked the floor once when trying to pass the ball forward, hes rubbish.

  2. Well that’s an understatement. Moyes has to be answerable to displays like that & his tactics. Listening to people around me in the ground & on the train home there’s a lot of people questioning Moyes. PL results this calendar year have been shocking to say the least, relegation form for sure. Something has to be sorted out & soon.

  3. Moyes was not good enough t was not the players. How long more do we gave to watch this garbage. His treatment of Fornals today was criminal.

    • Moyes needs to go A.S.A.P, get rid now so at least the new manager has time with some of the players before the season restarts after the World Cup. Now is the perfect time , if he is still in charge after the world cup then we seriously will be in a relagation fight, as for the new signings……….Scamacca & Paqueta look a total waste of money….
      Let’s go all out for either Porch or Tuchel !!!!!!

  4. At least Moyes was honest about the game. Apart from great Benrahma goal we were poor and Palace played like the home team deserving the win although the 2nd goal was a fluke. So many players second best with Soucek, Bowen and Kehrer the main culprits.
    Our style of play needs a rethink!!

  5. Nearly should of read Moyes is just not good enough, how long do we need to wait to replace this man? So out of his depth tactically it’s embarrassing.

  6. The team are regressing back to their relegation period under Moyes.
    When he came here for the second time , fair enough he got an underperforming team out of trouble and into Europe,, but he’s tactics have been long ago found out,, the usual set up defensively with the ball continually going backwards or sideways and then followed by the usual double substitutions with twenty minutes left but not giving any extra dimension to the final part of the game.
    The man has no tactical nous beyond his defensive set up, which help stave off relegation and in part propelled the team up the table for a while.
    But let’s get real here
    ,, just because they beat a few sub standard teams in the conference league and prior to this in the Europa league last term , doesn’t make them a top team , , if west ham were that good they would have been in the champions league, but they weren’t and were just the best of the also runs.
    This team irrespective of who plays ,, play with apprehension from a directive of managerial approach to negative and defensive play .
    Moyes has a propensity of playing individuals out of their natural position and refuses to drop underperforming players week in week out when better players should be in their place , he also is too cautious in integrating new players into the squad and drip feed them ad hoc into games which give those players no consistency.
    But even worse he is , as its said , so wrapped up with his ‘ due diligence’ , that last season he bought no one in and then suddenly this season introduces several new players AL LA forest f c , which of course distabalises the status quo of the squad instead of strengthening last season as we entered the final stages of the season and with that failing miserably and this season completely overwhelming the established side with numerous signings.
    On top of this he defends his team performances loses with wrong ref or var calls unlucky moments in the game and then rounds it off by publicly slating individual players on TV for their performance instead of backing them by not saying anything negative that must impact those players confidence , to the point it will affect that or those players performances.
    We have great players guided by poor management.
    As was stated in ww1 ‘ lions led by donkeys’

  7. Same old excuses Moyes has totally lost the plot he wanted the players he has brought in
    Formals wanted to play on Thursday and he played well yet he is a non starter today why ?
    Hopefully the Managers contract is coming to an end he needs to go and soon.
    He sets his teams up to defend and deep and allowed Palace to push forward and break our
    play up so easily.Fans enduring the weather long car journeys and train delays they deserve better don’t see the owners doing anything anytime soon.

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