West Ham United manager David Moyes couldn’t hide his anger as his side fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest this afternoon.
The lowdown: Frustrating day
The Hammers must’ve felt that fortunes were conspiring against them in the Midlands as Said Benrahma saw a goal disallowed and struck the bar with a sumptuous free-kick on either side of half-time.
Pablo Fornals also hit the woodwork for the visitors shortly into the second half as the Hammers looked to respond to a Taiwo Awoniyi goal before the break.
However, captain Declan Rice squandered the best chance for the away side as the 23-year-old Englishman saw a penalty saved by Dean Henderson midway through the second 45 following a handball from Scott McKenna.
In the sunshine at the City Ground, Moyes cut a frustrated figure on the sideline as West Ham failed to take anything from their second Premier League clash despite their best efforts…
The latest: ‘Barely concealed fury’
During Sky Sports’ live coverage (15:33), match commentator Adam Bate noted that the Scot was angered watching on as his side failed to find a way back into the contest.
He said: “David Moyes is stalking his technical area in barely concealed fury and it is easy to understand why. West Ham have come agonisingly close to scoring four times here but Henderson still has his clean sheet.”
The verdict: Sluggish start
It’s now two consecutive defeats for the east Londoners at the start of the 2022/23 campaign, not the start Moyes nor anyone associated with the club would’ve had in mind.
Albeit a much-improved performance from the opening day loss to Manchester City, this was another case of what might’ve been for West Ham and ultimately, another game without a point to show for their efforts.
With a little over two weeks remaining in the transfer market, a frustrated Moyes could well dip into the transfer market once again in order to add to what is currently a misfiring squad.
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