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Cresswell: West Ham goal v Palace went unnoticed

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Aaron Cresswell has heaped praise on the goal scored by West Ham United in their recent defeat against Crystal Palace, claiming it has gone “unnoticed”.

The Hammers opened the scoring in the 2-1 loss at the London Stadium when Sebastien Haller finished off a sweeping team move that went from back to front.

Cresswell also lauded his manager, Manuel Pellegrini, for the way he has got his side playing this season, and how his calming influence rubs off on his squad of players.

“The goal we scored against Crystal Palace has gone a little bit unnoticed, but we work on that, day-in and day-out,” he told the official club website.

“The way we’re playing now is brilliant. He’s got a great team around him as well. He looks to be involved and he is a very cool, calm and collected.”

The 29-year-old has cemented his place in the side after Arthur Masuaku picked up a red card in the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in September, scoring twice already.


Pellegrini has definitely left his mark on his Hammers’ side, who continue to play attractive football every single week in the Premier League. The Chilean will have been massively disappointed with the outcome of the game against Palace, with his defence letting him down and taking the spotlight away from the goal they scored. Should West Ham stick to their philosophy and keep playing attractive football, the goals will continue to come, and more times than not they will pick up three points. The Hammers have only averaged 48.1% possession per game so far this season according to WhoScored, so it is vital that they take advantage when they have the ball, and that is exactly what they did against Palace. Everyone involved at West Ham seems to be pulling in the right direction, and that will be vital if they are to continue their push towards European qualification this season.

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