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PlayerWatch: Hart returns and it’s another disaster

Joe Hart returned from the shadows today and CandH’s Daniel Danielli Leach asseses his every move on another bleak day for the Irons.

11 – Punches away firmly a free kick from Pope away from danger

12 – A free kick to Lanzini was not successful as Westwood beats him easily in an aerial duel to the ball

24 – Gudmunsson plays a low driven cross in the box but there is no communication with Ogbonna and Hart so Ogbonna kicks it out for a throw in even under no pressure

29 – Spills a tame Gudmunsson cross but luckily there is no one near to capitalise on his error so he catches the ball easily in the end

53 – Barnes scores at Hart’s near post and it looked like the ball went through him quite easily under his arm but luckily it was ruled offside

58 – Plays a great long ball under pressure to Zabaleta

81 – Spills a shot but Woods is there to capitalise on the error and finish off an easy chance to make it 0-3 to Burnley

Verdict – 4 A disastrous day for West Ham was mirrored by Hart’s performance. He made no saves and practically every shot Burnley for on target was a goal. Made a trademark error for the 3rd goal. It raises serious questions to why Moyes decided to play a keeper that will leave in a few months to one who has displayed loyalty and professionalism that many players do not. It does not look like he will be heading to Russia after another mistake like today’s and failing to impress otherwise.

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2 comments on “PlayerWatch: Hart returns and it’s another disaster

  1. Not good enough to sit on the bench even.

  2. As I wrote earlier, just put Trott on the bench and hope we don’t have to beg Adrian to take his place between the sticks. Morally this was however a very damaging move from the manager. Hart is completely shot, Adrian doesn’t trust the manager anymore, and the cohesion of the team might be gone forever.

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