West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini (center) scores his side’s first goal at Etihad Stadium
– Credit: PA
David Moyes thought West Ham United’s narrow 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday brought a lot of positive effects.
The Hammers were beaten by goals from Ilkay Gündogan and Fernandinho, what means that Manuel Lanzini’s spectacular late goal was only a consolation.
The boss was satisfied with the line-up of his team and held up in the game against the men of Pep Guardiola, even if the result wasn’t quite to their liking in the end.
“The players did a good job, they played well sometimes. We had to defend well and be as good tactically as possible, so there was a lot of good from the players.
“It was a similar result here last year as well. We felt close, and we’re getting closer.
“Let’s be fair, we’ve seen how good Man City is all along – it’s really difficult to wrest the ball from them, we didn’t take them.“If there is a disappointment, I think we felt we had opportunities to actually make a difference [and we didn’t take advantage of them].
” We started well. They grew in and we did We just turned a little for the goal. Most of the time we defended very well and did a lot of good.
“It’s difficult to join them – it’s the quality of the players that Manchester City have and the quality of their individual players.
“We’re trying to make up for that by having a good team, being as organized as possible, and getting the best out of all the players.
” I have to say, they all make great Job, I said it was going to be tough, and it was, but the players have a decent one today e show. “
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