Moyes pleased with late comeback

16 May 2021 19:24:45 GMTPlus10

Boss David Moyes was impressed with the character shown by his West Ham players as they salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday.

However, Moyes accepts that the dropped points are a blow to the Hammers' chances of qualifying for Europe and they are 1.03 to finish in the top six of the Premier League.

A point might be really important - it could be.

David Moyes

It looked as though they would leave the Amex Stadium empty-handed after Brighton's Danny Welbeck broke the deadlock in the 84th minute with his 50th top-flight goal.

West Ham had missed decent chances earlier in the game, with Craig Dawson and Tomas Soucek heading wide, but Said Benrahma scored a fine equaliser just three minutes after Welbeck's opener.

The draw leaves Moyes's men sixth in the table, five points off the top four with just two games remaining, and they are also looking over their shoulders as Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal are within four points of them.

The Hammers end their campaign with fixtures away to relegated West Brom and at home to Southampton but they have taken only four points from their last five matches.

Moyes was pleased with his side's swift response after falling behind, saying after the game: "Getting a point was good and the players showed a lot of character to make sure that we earned it. A point might be really important - it could be.

"We think we've done a lot of good things and we'll try and keep it going. We've played well tonight. We should never have gone a goal down in the first place, but as I said, great credit to the players for coming back."

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