David Moyes was pleased with Friday’s clash with Leeds as West Ham came from behind to secure an excellent 2-1 victory.
The Irons were startled when the VAR gifted
with a penalty, but they came roaring back for an equalizer through Tomas Soucek.
’ squad turned the situation to their benefit as the game neared its end with Angelo Ogbonna finding the target.
goalkeeper Illan Meslier made a howler when Soucek met the back of the net and it did not let Leeds have a superb performance.
I thought we played well at times, Leeds did too, and we almost expect it from Leeds to get forward but I thought their keeper was outstanding tonight,
” Moyes said.
We created chances we should have taken too. We didn’t do any more practice than we might (on set-pieces). We have good delivery and players good in the air and it’s a big part of football, scoring from set-pieces and not conceding.”
’s manager was furious that the referee had to remake his decision to give Klich a penalty.
I’m angry, I’m still angry,
” he said. “
If they thought there was a doubt, why did they let the game go and then pull it back? I thought his heel was on the line and on that occasion, surely the benefit goes to the goalkeeper
Leeds are going through a dilemma with their recent defeats in such ease.
There are no mysteries to what we have to do,” said head coach Marcelo Bielsa. “The set-pieces can be perfected by continuously training. We have to reproduce what happens in the game in training.
“We will continue insisting on this until we can resolve the problem. What’s happening is not exclusively about work not being done – we have had this problem in the past, we solved it, we have to again.”
When asked if he was encouraged with the defeats coming through close margins, he responded:
“That’s not the case. We have lost 4-1, 3-1 and today we could have lost by a bigger margin.”