Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Arthur Masuaku scored a jaw-dropping late goal as West Ham came back to beat Premier League leaders Chelsea.

West Ham’s win ensures they will finish the weekend in fourth place, regardless of what happens elsewhere in the Premier League over the next couple of days.

It’s less good news for Chelsea. Their grip on top spot is now a weak one, with both Liverpool and Man City having the chance to overtake them.

West Ham boss David Moyes speaking to Match of the Day, on the winning goal: “It was a great cross wasn’t it! In football you take everything you get, we didn’t play as well as we could so the good thing is we got three goals. The players showed great resilience, great character to come back from going behind twice.

“We lose a player and are messing around a little bit trying to patch up the team before half-time, it shows we have kept at it and got the rewards in the end.”

On Chelsea’s second and Ben Johnson’s injury: “I was more annoyed Ben didn’t cross it, because he chose to play square and inevitably Declan (Rice) and Thomas (Soucek) contrived to give it away and let them go, I would have hoped Ben would have got back (if not injured).

“When you are playing the European champions it was going to be difficult. We didn’t play any better than we did in midweek, we had people who finished – Jarrod (Bowen) with a great finish, got a bit lucky with the third one. It is all fine margins and today they went slightly for us. He (Bowen) was terrific, he needs to play like that and was a goal threat.

“I thought Chelsea played really well at times and made it difficult for us.”

On the schedule: “We all want football but you have to be careful not to take the players too far.

“I need us to be consistent and not just win one big game, I don’t see it as a statement, I want us to play these teams and give them a game – this week alone we have had the Champions League finalists and Champions League winners. It is a good return from the two games.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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