West Ham fell to a 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest despite hitting the woodwork twice, missing a penalty and a contentious disallowed goal.
It simply wasn’t our day as a spirited display within an expected high energy atmosphere, didn’t produce the result that many will feel that our Hammers ultimately deserved from the effort and display put in.
The first half took time to get up and running with the home side feeding off an electric atmosphere as the Forest fans cheered on their first taste of top flight football in 23 years.
Said Benrahma seemed to have given West Ham the lead following good work from Declan Rice, however the goal was ruled out for a poor decision by the referee, who deemed a foul in the build up by Michail Antonio.
The home side then went on to take the lead through Taiwo Awoniyi, although the defending was poor which allowed the sloppy goal in and had our Irons reeling as we held on for half time.
The second half kicked off with West Ham seeking an equaliser as Pablo Fornals fired an powerful shot which hit the bar, and Soucek failed to convert the rebound with a header wide of the mark.
Soucek then fired a shot at goal from close range which was ruled as a handball and a subsequent penalty, however it was poorly fired by Declan Rice and was saved by the Forest keeper Dean Henderson.
West Ham kept pushing and was again denied by the woodwork as Said Benrahma fired a wonderful free kick but it hit the bar and line before being collected by the Henderson again.
It will be one where heads will be scratched as to how David Moyes’ side left empty handed having created for many chances. A bad day at the office and one we’ll need to put behind us and fast.