Ian Wright hails "great point" by West Ham united

Ian Wright laughing

West Ham United won an unlikely point at Anfield on Sunday.


Ian Wright has told BBC Sport that West Ham United should be pleased with their hard-fought point in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Liverpool.

The Irons went into the match on the back of a 5-1 drubbing by Arsenal last week but it was a much-improved showing from West Ham this time around.

It got off to a horrendous start, however, as Adam Lallana fired the Reds ahead inside five minutes and the travelling Hammers must have feared the worst.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

But goals before half time from Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio flipped the game on its head, before Divock Origi levelled up on 48 minutes.

West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph could and probably should have done a little better, but he gifted Origi the chance to equalise by fluffing a routine catch.

Nevertheless, Wright, who spent time at the East London club during the end of his playing career, says that Slaven Bilic's side should be delighted with the result all things considered.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

"I thought West Ham did well considering what happened last week," he told BBC Sport.

"It is a great point. I know Darren Randolph is disappointed because of the mistake he made, but West Ham should be pleased with the result."

The point lifts West Ham up to 17th, one point above Swansea, and Bilic will be feeling a little less anxious about his job following speculation during the week.

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