Huddersfield held to 1-1 by West Ham in EPL

Lynette Rowe
November 12, 2018

Felipe Anderson's 74th-minute equaliser on Saturday salvaged a 1-1 draw for the depleted Hammers at Huddersfield, who had taken an early lead through Alex Pritchard.

WEST Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass feels his side should be much higher up the Premier League table.

A week ago, David Wagner's side had picked up just three points from an opening 10 games and many outside of the West Yorkshire town were struggling to see where their first win of the season would come from.

"Most people will think that because we won that game before that it would be an easier game, but I said before that it wouldn't be an easy game - there are no easy games".

"Maybe we started the game well, we created a couple of chances but when Huddersfield scored their goal, we started doing everything wrong".

"We got the goal we deserved over the 90 minutes, but we must push forward and believe we can go and win it".

They might have been pegged back in the end, but four points from two matches remains a confidence-boosting return for Huddersfield heading into the global break.

"They do that very well, but leave gaps in behind and we never exploited that enough".

"But we shouldn't be shocked by that".

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Being candid about both his side and West Ham, Wagner admitted "I'm not a fan of comparing seasons, but West Ham is a better side this season & we were not able to compete with them past year".

"It's up to us to regroup now".

"We got four points out of two hard matches, it's always hard", said the 29-year-old Danish global.

The match got off to a flying start as Fabianski kept out a Steve Mounie header and Marko Arnautovic missed a gilt-edged chance at the other end before Pritchard took advantage of a defensive error to delight the home fans.

The Hammers' second-half fightback denied Huddersfield the back-to-back league wins they craved, but goalkeeper Jonas Lossl focused on the positives.

"I would rather look at the performances and say we're on our way".

Cresswell feels that December's fixtures give West Ham the flawless opportunity to go on a winning run which would set them up nicely for the new year.

"Because these games, the ones that maybe people are expecting you to win, are the most risky games".

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