West Ham’s comeback victory over Nottingham Forest was an important one, but Dave Walker has questioned how long the game philosophy can last.
David Moyes’ side took an early lead thanks to a wonderful Lucas Paqueta strike, but much like at Brentford last week, our Hammers saw the lead lost and went behind to the visitors.
To West Ham’s credit though, we kept going – and it paid off as the game turned on its head again with Moyes’ side winning the game at the death, thanks to a Tomas Soucek header – after Bowen had levelled, both corners & assists from James Ward-Prowse.
It was an important 3 points, especially off the back of 3 consecutive Premier League losses – although The West Ham Way Podcast host Dave Walker has questioned how the style of play, especially conceding goals, can last for David Moyes.
“It wasn’t pretty but we got the win that’s the main thing,” stated Walker after the victory.
“That said, how sustainable is this philosophy? We took the lead early on then just sat back and invited pressure, why? Go and get the second and third?!
“It’s frustrating given the players that Moyes has at his disposal but it’s hard to be overly critical when we’ve got the three points”
West Ham now enter an international break, before heading to Turf Moor to take on Burnley next in the Premier League, followed by a home clash against Crystal Palace. There is certainly a feeling that if maximum points can be realised in those fixtures, then our season will be back on track.