West Ham United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United during their latest Premier League encounter with Wayne Rooney scoring both goals for his club.
The first goal of the English striker arrived after 6 minutes had passed and the ball fell to the legs of Rooney when he launched a long range effort from over 40 yards away which went right into the net of West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo who was out of position and couldn’t do anything to deny Rooney from scoring his wonder-goal but according to Sam Allardyce, the goal should not have been allowed.
Sam Allardyce said: “It’s such a wonderful goal you’ve got to admire the finish. But to get off to a start like that having won the last three at home didn’t help. It was wonderful; you have to admire the talent. He didn’t even look up.
“If you look again though it’s probably a foul by Rooney. Rooney pushes James Tomkins and it’s difficult for the referee to see it. He stops Tomkins heading the ball. The assistant referee should have seen it but there you go. We didn’t get a couple today.”
This defeat puts West Ham United just a few points away from the bottom relegation zone and Allardyce wants his players to pick themselves up and get out of what he considers to be the danger zone.
“We’ve put ourselves in a little bit of danger again, there’s no doubt about that. In the two games we’ve got coming up we’ve got to make sure we perform like we did when we hit our good spell when we won four games on the trot,” Allardyce told the club’s official website.