Kevin Kilbane claims West Ham United shouldn't have 'switched off' against Huddersfield Town

16th March 2019, London Stadium, London, England; EPL Premier League football, West Ham United versus Huddersfield Town; West Ham United Manager Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United needed a dramatic comeback to beat Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

Javier Hernandez (far left) scores during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium on March 16, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

BBC Sports pundit Kevin Kilbane has criticised West Ham for switching off during their 4-3 win over Huddersfield by claiming that it 'shouldn't have happened'. 

Manuel Pellegrini's side opened the scoring through a Mark Noble penalty after 15 minutes but found themselves 3-1 down by the 65th minute against the Premier League's bottom-of-the-table club.

Angelo Ogbonna pegged a goal back 15 minutes from time before substitute Javier Hernandez scored two goals in the final six minutes, including in stoppage time to seal a dramatic three points for his side.

 

Speaking to Final Score on BBC One (16/03/2019 at 5:15 pm), Kilbane shared his thoughts on West Ham's win and the manner in which they let their early goal slip. 

"I thought once West Ham went in front they were going to cruise to the win," Kilbane told Final Score. "I thought mentally they switched off, West Ham. I think they allowed Huddersfield to gain momentum.

"When you take the lead, you get yourself in such a commanding position, it shouldn't have happened the way it did. Full credit to West Ham to whatever Pellegrini said, he got them switched back on."

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United celebrates his goal in front of the home fans during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium on March...

Regardless of how it came about, Pellegrini will take all the three points because it keeps his team in the Premier League's top 10 going into the international break. 

The Hammers are sitting ninth in the table, four points ahead of 11th-placed Bournemouth and two points behind seventh-placed Wolves, who have a game in hand.

After the international fixtures are over, the London club have a number of tough fixtures to end the season, starting with a home tie against Everton to round off the month.

They will then start April by playing back-to-back games against Chelsea and Manchester United away from home before hosting Brendan Rodgers Leicester City.

16th March 2019, London Stadium, London, England; EPL Premier League football, West Ham United versus Huddersfield Town; Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United running into the tunnel after...

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