Cheikhou Kouyate sums up West Ham's day after missing golden chance

Posted Noviembre 21, 2017

But we need a united club. The Hammers were marginally improved from their recent showings under Slaven Bilic, and yet were beaten by two clear goals by a beatable Watford side, one that had lost their last three games.

As has been a regular phrase used in describing West Ham's fortunes lately, it could have been a very different game if an early chance had gone their way. This sentiment was confirmed within the first five minutes as Hammers striker Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with a flailing elbow, leaving the Dutch defender worse for wear. "The past stadium was great and there was always a great atmosphere". "We have to use it".

And Gomes made another stunning stop to close out the first half, somehow reaching Arnautovic's deflected header and then springing up to save the rebound too.

Time is of the essence for Moyes to turn the tide at West Ham and he's now called on his players to give themselves a much-needed confidence boost against Leicester City on Friday. Aside from not happily drinking from a supposedly poisoned chalice in the first place, of course.


The England ace, who has scored once in the top-flight this season, has not featured for West Ham since their 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on October 28. The Brazilian's shot, following Hughes' pass, slipped through the goalkeeper's grasp and into the net. Hornets stopper, Heurelho Gomes raced out to block from Cheikhou Kouyate, this after Mark Noble and Marko Arnautovic had fashioned the opening.

"It won't be every game". The spell of utter dominance ultimately led to what felt like an almost inevitable second goal for the home team, courtesy of the classy Brazilian winger Richarlison.

David Moyes endured a nightmare first game as West Ham manager as goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison burst any faint bubbles of optimism.

The Hornets will likely again be without injured trio Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl and Roberto Pereyra, as well as suspended striker Troy Deeney.


Despite requiring the attention of paramedics who administered oxygen and eventually stretchered him off, Arnautovic was said to have pleaded with Moyes not to take him off.

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Will Hughes.

OK, so phoning the police to complain about your football team being rubbish is pretty irresponsible, but you have to admit, it's also kind of funny. For us, the last three defeats did not reflect what we did on the pitch.

David Moyes could do little to end West Ham's slide down the Premier League table, though he has had little time to implement his tactics and style. The ghost of managerial future exorcised the ghost of managerial past on Sunday.