West Ham United lost 2-1 to Stoke City this weekend.
The Hammers dominated for large periods against Mark Hughes’ men, and they deservedly led at the half-time interval after Michail Antonio held off a defender to fire in from a corner.
Slaven Bilic said after the game that if it was a basketball match then West Ham would have been 20 points up at half-time, and he was not exaggerating as the visitors completely dominated proceedings.
However, the Potters soon found themselves level through Giannelli Imbula and after more chances went begging the East London club were condemned to defeat as Mame Biram Diouf struck late.
Taking to Twitter after the game, West Ham co-owner David Gold questioned how they managed to lose.
How did we lose that game? I couldn't believe we snatch defeat from from the jaws of victory. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) May 15, 2016
We've had a great season and— David Gold (@davidgold) May 15, 2016
If Man U win the FA cup we qualify for Europa League. but right now I'm hurting, I hope I feel better soon. dg
Despite the disappointment of not picking up all three points and guaranteeing Europa League qualification, West Ham can be extremely proud of their progress this season and the future looks bright.
The club is to move into the Olympic Stadium next season, and with 50,000 season tickets sold there is no doubt that the Hammers have the potential to become one of England’s biggest clubs.
Bilic will be hoping for some big signings this summer, and with the right additions the Croatian boss will have the tools at his disposal to make a genuine challenge for a top four spot.