Ahead of the highly anticipated Premier League game between West Ham and Liverpool at London Stadium, the home side were expected to put up a good fight considering their current form. As for the visitors, a loss was the most unlikely since they hadn’t lost this season.
But David Moyes’ boys, despite holding the poorer possession between the two sides, handed Liverpool their first defeat in 25 games and replaced the visitors to sit third on the EPL table.
Escaping relegation by a whisker to come back and book a European spot the following year, perhaps the last two years have been the most successful ever for David Moyes as a manager, but many question how long his side can hold on.
Though the Hammers bagged three points yesterday, their display in the final quarter was somehow unconvincing, and the Reds almost pulled back an equalizer through Mane towards the end. Moreover, the Irons couldn’t hold on to balls and their possession came short, which might have cost them had Liverpool had more clinical finishes.
Clearly, David Moyes’ side depends more on set pieces and counter attacks for their goals. Though the Londoners have held on so far, this could limit them when playing against in-form teams, so they need a more diversified game plan if they want to maintain their winning streak.
For now, things are going good for David and his men, and no one knows for how long they’ll hold on, or if they can.