Sam Allardyce, the Hammers boss, took a dig at his counterpart Louis Van Gaal after his team fell just short of what would have been a thoroughly deserved home win yesterday.
West Ham was leading 1-0 with final whistle to be blown anytime by the referee.
The win was as close as it could get. It was just a matter of seconds.
But, in Football, seconds are enough for the outcome of a game to take a turn.
You never know when the luck favours which team.
A clearance by one of the West Ham defenders in the 93rd minute went to Daley Blind who hit the target with ease to get it all levelled up at Upton Park.
It left the home supporters pulling their hairs out. Their disappointment level was reaching the maximum and that was obvious. They had every right to wonder how on earth they could not close in the game.
It was West Ham’s game no doubt. The scorecard obviously showed 1-1 at the end, but, it was not the reflection of the true story.
However, the Red Devils must get the credit for the fact that they did not mind playing a different style of Football in the last half of the game. They played long balls which they generally don’t like to do. They are more of a technical team.
And, that’s why; Allardyce expressed surprise in the post match press conference.
The 60-year old said, “That tactic earned them a draw. But, it was pretty unusual. You don’t see them playing that way too often.”
“We are happy though that we pushed them as much as we could. We were ahead for so long.”
West Ham is in top 10 in the League table right now with 37 points.