Liverpool vs West Ham - The Reactions
The newspapers are unanimous this morning that West Ham were awesome in defence last night and some of the papers even feel West Ham were unlucky not to sneak all three points.
For The Express "Upson and Collins stood firm like oak trees." If "Craig Bellamy’s first-half blockbuster not rattled the woodwork, or Carlton Cole’s header not gone into the side netting, West Ham could even have celebrated a landmark victory."
Even The Daily Mail say "West Ham deserve some credit for securing a share of the points." Although you can almost hear The Mail journalist chewing his arm off as he forces himself to say it.
The Mirror praise "a resolute West Ham". In fact The Mirror say West Ham had "a comfortable stroll to a point that could even have been converted to all three, given their energy late in the game."
The Telegraph were impressed by the awesome Green, "West Ham’s outstanding keeper certainly ensured that Liverpool’s step on to the Premier League summit was a hugely painful affair." There is also praise for Upson, Collins and Bellamy, "James Collins and Matthew Upson made headers, blocks and tackles, as Craig Bellamy buzzed around like an angry bee."
The Guardian were also impressed with the West Ham keeper, saying it was an "inspired performance in the West Ham goal from Robert Green." In the end The Guardian feel West Ham were unlucky not to take all three points, "only two errant offside decisions against Carlton Cole late on, plus a wild miss from the substitute Luis Boa Morte, prevented Zola's plan of containment and counter from working to perfection."
The Independent were impressed by "giant performances from Robert Green and Matthew Upson."
The Times say that "if Luis Boa Morte had held his nerve at the death, they (West Ham) might even have won."