Star midfielder Declan Rice believes the dearth of self-discipline was a key issue as West Ham United gave away a two-goal lead in opposition to title-chasing Manchester City.

The Hammers had been in cruise management on the midway mark on the London Stadium on Sunday, courtesy a brace from striker Jarrod Bowen. However the Residents made a grand comeback to make it 2-2 within the second half.

Speaking after the match to West Ham TV, Rice acknowledged that the house facet might’ve scored extra objectives within the first half had they taken clear-cut possibilities.

“Clearly we had a sport plan to try to cease them,” he mentioned. “You possibly can’t at all times cease Man City, however we knew we had strengths as properly that we might exploit.

“We did that within the first half – 2-0 up. We had so many possibilities immediately – clear-cut possibilities, it might have been three or 4 – however that’s soccer. That’s what they do to you, Man City.

“You’ve obtained to remain disciplined in opposition to Manchester City and use your thoughts and use your head. It was an excellent, constructive outcome, and to do it in entrance of our followers, it was a constructive day all spherical.”

First rate outcome

Despite the fact that Rice was of the opinion that it was not a nasty outcome for West Ham, the followers, his fellow gamers and manager David Moyes can be barely disenchanted with the general consequence on Sunday as regardless of main with two objectives, they may not register which might carry them on equal factors with sixth-placed Manchester United.

That outcome left the Hammers two factors behind the Pink Devils going into the ultimate sport of the season, understanding that they need to win their final match to have any hopes of securing a return to the identical competitors the place they narrowly missed out on a spot within the remaining.

Nonetheless, David Moyes will know that the duty won’t going to be a simple one as they’ll go up in opposition to top-four chasing Arsenal who, whereas taking part in at their residence venue the Emirates Stadium, will do all inside their energy to make sure a return to UEFA Champions League subsequent season.

In different West Ham information, the boss might do with offloading this ageing defender to make room for brand new arrivals.

Author: Londonlad

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