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David Moyes is pleased with Southampton draw

Wed 30 December 2020 | 8:23

Although West Ham was very close to bag all the three points with Benrahma’s late chance, Alex McCarthy denied it with an excellent close-range save to settle both sides on one point.

David Moyes

brought on

Benrahma

,

Jarrod Bowen

, and

Michail Antonio

in the second from the bench in hope of finding the net, however, the match ended as a goalless draw.

The minute I saw it break to him I was expecting the goal

,” Moyes said.

“I haven’t had a chance to look at it back yet, but I am told the keeper made an excellent save.”

Despite failing to come away with the three points, Moyes was satisfied with his side’s performance.

“(I’m) pleased because we kept a really good clean sheet,” he said. “There were some new lads that came into the team, we gave them a chance and I thought they did really well and took their opportunity.

“Southampton are in form and a good team, their league position tells you that.

“Look, it wasn’t a bad point. We are pleased with it and in the same breath we probably just about had the best chance of the game where we could have won it late on.”

On the other side,

Southampton’s

manager,

Ralph Hasenhuttl

, had to manage his side from home due to a positive Covid test. His side were attempting to get back to winning ways after a frustrating draw at

Fulham

that cost them slipping out of the European places.

“(It was) horrible, very difficult,”

he said

. “Before the game it was good, I must say. We had definitely found a good way of managing the players.

“I was doing the meetings, I was also in the dressing room speaking to them, explaining what I wanted them to do. I was also speaking to them at half-time. The rest – I think my assistant coaches did a good job.

“The difficulty was that I didn’t have the live picture and the live voice and this was horrible, because you hear the live voice (down the phone line) but you don’t have the picture and this makes it difficult to coach and concentrate on the game.

“But I’m happy that it worked quite well I think.”


source: SportMob