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West Ham lack cutting edge without counter attack

You’re only as good as your last game, the old saying in football goes, and the shine is starting to come off of West Ham’s start to the season after another 90 minutes in which they failed to control both sides of a game. 

David Moyes’ side huffed and puffed to a 0-0 draw at St. Mary’s against a dogged, energetic Southampton side, failing to really carve out a clear-cut chance from open play as more questions are asked of this West Ham side’s ability to break an opponent down when the onus is on them. 

This was always likely to be a game in which West Ham bossed the ball in large periods, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s philosophy predicated on making team’s suffer when they’re in possession in their narrow 4-4-2 defensive shape. 

West Ham failed to control proceedings in the first half as Southampton threatened with their energy at the top end of the pitch. In the second period they took control of the ball, but they were equally as toothless going forward. In truth, it was two halves in which West Ham looked uncomfortable, which raises questions about this side’s ability against lower-to-middle placed teams such as the Saints. 

It contrasts starkly with the conviction they showed on the opening weekend against Leicester. West Ham looked likely to score every time they poured forward against the Foxes that evening, with Michail Antonio backed up by the quality of Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals. 

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