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Reactions - West Ham v West Brom (3/1/18)

Reactions - West Ham v West Brom (3/1/18)

Following yesterday's clash between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

West Ham United hosted West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday January 2, with the hosts taking a two one victory on the night.

West Bromwich Albion opened the scoring in the game on the 30 minute mark through James McClean, but West Ham hit back in the second period with Andy Carroll helping him self to a brace. Having levelled the scores just ahead of the hour mark, he hit the winner four minutes into stoppage time to give the side all three points.

The main talking point from the game was the fact that West Brom had asked for it to be postponed as they were playing for the second time in three days, whereas West Ham last played on Boxing Day and David Moyes acknowledged their down time had been an advantage.

Teams:

West Ham:

Adrian, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell (Rice 76), Zabaleta, Kouyate, Obiang (Noble 45), Masuaku (Hernandez 73), Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.

Substitutes:

A Ayew, Haksabanovic, Hart, Quina.

West Brom:

Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Yacob (Barry 83), Krychowiak, Rodriguez (Burke 71), Livermore (Robson-Kanu 64), McClean, Rondon.

Substitutes:

Brunt, Myhill, McAuley, Field.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Mike Jones blew the final whistle, West Ham manager David Moyes explained.

'If I was Alan Pardew I would be completely disappointed with the way the Premier League has set it up for them. You would not have thought they were the team that played two days ago.'

Moyes added.

'It was so important as it could have gone either way. The first half was not good, but the second half was much more like it. We got the reward for keeping at it. Our hopes are not to be in the relegation positions, but we are in there. I am told it is the first time the club has come from behind since we moved to the stadium.'

West Brom manager Alan Pardew in his comparative interview explained.

'We had players hanging at the end. They had more energy than us and it showed. Our effort with only a two-day turnaround was amazing. I thought we were tired in mind, which is what you would expect.'

Pardew added.

'It was heartbreaking for the players. It is such a disappointment to concede a goal like that. We were better in the first half, but we conceded too much possession in the second half and the two-day turnaround has done for us. We were unfortunate to lose Matty Phillips in the warm-up. I tried to freshen things up, but it was difficult and they had more energy than us.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday January 3 2018
Time: 7:45AM

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