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Predictable loss but some signs of fight

West Ham 0 Liverpool 2

West Ham lost to Liverpool tonight 2-0 at the London Stadium but for a while, they comfortable held the Premier League leaders, Champions League leaders and Wolrd Club cup winners. David Moyes set put his team to stop Liverpool playing their attacking game and it was working well up to a controversial penalty decision in the 34th minute.

Issa Diop conceded a penalty after fouling Divock Origi but VAR had a long hard look at the build-up with a possible handball by Roberto Firmino.

Being Liverpool VAR awarded the penalty although if he was West Ham it would have been judged as a handball.

The penalty converted by Mo Salah who always scores against changed the game with West Ham forced to change tactics.

The Hammers came close to scoring through Declan Rice, Manuel Lanzini and Trent Alexander-Arnold who hit his own post.

A second goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on 52 minutes killed the game and it was damage limitation from then on.

Some good performances by Fabianski, Robert Snodgrass and Declan Rice tonight and some glimpses that we are ready to fight for Premier League survival starting on Saturday with Brighton.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Predictable loss but some signs of fight

  1. Impressed with Ngakia, considering everyone was expecting a Pants Down Lesson, not that bad! Just a shame how far they’ve come considering we beat them 3x in one season not so long ago #BoardOut

  2. We need to win games – how can we do that with only 1 up top. We were 2-0 down and he still refused to go two up top, he refuses to take Noble off too. If he play 1 up top at the weekend against Brighton and we lose, I think Moyes needs to go as his negative in his selections and changes is just killing any chance of winning games. I agree it was an improvement but its not good enough, bottom line. He has had zero impact imo and with 14 games left how can we trust him to get out of this if he continues to play 1 up top. We need to sign a top striker in the next few days. I laugh at the players we are being linked at, cheap options. The owners deserve everything they get if they don’t sort this out in the next few days.

  3. He cannot persist with noble and lanzini
    Like having nine men
    Mix up for their second goal was almost laughable

  4. A Liverpool fan I spoke with couldn’t understand why Fornals didn’t play the whole game. Nor can I…Ngakia did well and Rice was excellent. Let’s face it, any of us would have taken 2-0 before the game. Not the end of the world. Hopefully we’ll see Souceck against Brighton. Hoping also that Moyes starts with Fornals, and that Moyes gives the Nobes and Manu a rest…

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