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  • By Dan Evans at The London Stadium

West Ham boss Moyes full of praise for ‘dribbler’ Benrahma

By Dan Evans at London Stadium

West Ham United manager David Moyes was delighted with the role that winger Said Benrahma played in his side’s 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Monday night.

The Algerian scored a late penalty to cap a bright second half performance in which he had been the Hammers most influential attacking threat.

“He’s so important for us,” said Moyes. “He’s a dribbler, there aren’t many dribblers left anymore that take people on.

“We felt it was a game, at home under the lights, where he would have a chance to take people on.

“We’ve been trying to get a little more consistency from him, but he played really well tonight.”

Both Benrahma’s late penalty and Kurt Zouma’s first-half opener at the London Stadium had been awarded courtesy of VAR decisions in favour of the home team, but Moyes felt his men more than merited the three points.

“I don’t think there was any doubt that we were the better side, we deserved to win the game,” he said.

“I thought our play merited better than our finishing. The final ball and the final pass didn’t quite come off as I would like.”

The victory has moved the East Londoners into the top half of the Premier League table for the first time this season, and their manager hopes it is a sign of things to come.

“Now our job is to get on to the shirt tails of those above us and see if we can catch them up over the coming weeks and months.”


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