Hope everyone is safe and well.
Well, this was not the result many of us was thinking about even at half time after a good performance by West Ham, but you just knew Lingard would have a say in the match even as he acknowledged the fans applause whilst he warmed up on the touchline.
A game of drama and real frustration for us as I feel we deserved at least a point, even after the rush of blood to the head decision by Moyes to throw Noble on to take a last gasp penalty to salvage the game. It would have been so different if Noble had scored – imagine the headlines – but it was not to be.
The atmosphere was rocking during the game and the fans got behind the team throughout the match. There is a different feel around the stadium at the moment and match days have a real buzz about them. Even getting into the ground was a lot easier this time round.
Some real positives from the match, especially how we are so pacy going forward at times and seeing Rice driving towards the box, or making a run down the wing to put a ball into the box is exciting to watch. His game is developing every match he plays.
Anyway, we have our chance to get our own back in their backyard on Wednesday in the EFL Cup. Lets hope we can get a result and progress into the next round.
Hope you enjoy the photos from the match. I couldn’t select any less photos for such a dramatic ending to the match.
Take care everyone.