West Ham disappointed by Crystal Palace draw, says Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell

The two sides drew 2-2 at Upton Park on Saturday in a highly controversial game.

West Ham United were disappointed with the draw against Crystal Palace, defender Aaron Cresswell has told the club’s official website.

The Hammers drew 2-2 with Alan Pardew’s side at Upton Park on Saturday in a highly contentious game.

They had led the game 2-1 after falling behind to a header from Damien Delaney, before a controversial red card for midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate gave the Eagles the chance to level.

They did just that and left with a point, and Cresswell says he and his side were disappointed to have to share the points in a game they feel they deserved a victory from.

“It’s frustrating [to drop points] because in the first half I thought we were excellent and fully deserved to lead,” he told whufc.com.

“In the second half the sending off changed the game and I think if that doesn’t happen we win the game comfortably. Over the last four league games we’ve picked up three wins and a draw and it would have been nice to carry that form on.”

“Unfortunately for us it wasn’t to be and we’re a bit disappointed that we haven’t taken all three points.”

The loss is particularly disappointing for Slaven Bilic’s side as it make their hopes of finishing in the top four slightly more difficult.

They started the day just a point behind Manchester City in fourth, but a win over Bournemouth for Manuel Pellegrini’s side now sees them three points clear.

That gap is not insurmountable by any means, but it certainly makes their chances of securing a Champions League place all the more difficult in the games remaining this season.

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