It wasn’t quite the result the Hammers support hoped for, even more so when you consider that West Ham were by far the better side.
However, football has a habit of surprising you and after Stoke City had gone ahead the Hammers still had enough about them to ensure the spoils were shared.
After the game David Moyes spoke to the media and had this to say about the game and attaining that magical figure of 40-points that is usually seen as good enough to maintain your Premier League status for next season,
“We certainly didn’t deserve to lose.
“If we did, the football gods really would be against us. We bossed the majority of the game. In the main, we played well and were on top when they got their goal.
“I’m pleased we have got people off the bench who can make a difference – we’ve not always had the depth this season. I thought Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini helped, all the players have played well.
“Joe Hart faced a few similar shots in the first half and he gathered them easily, so it is unfortunate that one bounced up and caught him out. Up until then we hadn’t been threatened a whole lot.
“You always think 40 points is safe. A lot of clubs look like they will not be able to get that, hopefully we do as soon as we can.”
The Hammers currently have 35 points, 5 short of the oft-spoken about 40, here at Vital West Ham we reckon one more win should be enough.