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  • By Charlie Stong at The London Stadium

Moyes bemoans Hammers' lack of firepower




David Moyes lamented his side’s performance in front of goal after West Ham lost 2-0 at home to Leicester yesterday.


The Hammers had much of the ball throughout and created numerous chances, but were found wanting when it came to their finishing.


Speaking at his post-match press conference, Moyes said: “We have done a lot of good things but we can’t find a way of scoring goals, but it’s not for the want of trying.


“We did that again today and that has been the story of our season so far.


"I am disappointed but it was a much improved performance on last week. But we couldn’t turn good opportunities into goals.

“Any mistakes we make are being punished. We are forcing mistakes from the opposition but not taking the opportunities.”


Moyes’ opposite number Brendan Rodgers said the West Ham boss ‘absolutely’ deserved time to turn the Hammers’ poor form around and Moyes himself said he felt he deserved that time.


He said: “We are not used to being in this position. This time last year we were challenging for the Champions League.


“I am really grateful to the club for the support they’ve given me, but I also have to say I don’t think I’ve done that bad for them over the past couple of years either so it works both ways.


“The lads are low because they are a side who are used to being sixth or seventh in the Premier League but we need to take stock and say we make sure we keep going.”


Rodgers confirmed England man James Maddison had been taken off as a ‘precaution’ with the World Cup a week away.

He said: “I spoke to the doctor just now and he said he is fine.


“He felt his knee and I took him off as a precaution. He could have played on but I didn’t want to put that risk on him.”









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