Sam Allardyce: West Ham United should have won v West Bromwich Albion

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce reflects on West Ham United’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes that his side should have won against West Bromwich Albion today.

The Hammers were favourites to win the Premier League clash against the Baggies, but they had to settle for a point at the Boleyn Ground.

Diafra Sakho headed in Aaron Cresswell's left-wing cross in the 10th minute, but Saido Berahino restored parity just before the break when he converted Stephane Sessegnon's cross from 10 yards.

"We would have had three points if we had a little bit more patience and stop getting over-anxious in terms of throwing too many forward,” BBC Sport quotes Allardyce as saying. ”In trying to be creative we were over-creative and then they scored on the break.

“It's always difficult to play three games in such a short space - you could see the fatigue level in both teams.

"West Brom camped themselves in their half after the break. We didn't manage to break them, apart from the Aaron Cresswell free-kick.”

West Ham are now sixth in the Premier League table with 32 points from 20 matches, four points behind fourth-placed Southampton.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch