Poor Defending and Poor Finishing
Sam Allardyce blamed poor defending and poor finishing for West Ham's loss to Southampton last night,
"It was disappointing to lose our unbeaten away record but even more disappointing to lose it off a set-play. We didn't really do anything in the first half although still had some chances. We conceded a soft goal from a situation we practice regularly. We are one of the biggest sides in the league but that didn't stop us going one-nil down.
"It is disappointing for me because we were so clinical on Saturday but were woefully short of being clinical today. Baldock got a chance in the six-yard box and should have scored that. Carew put a header wide when he should have worked their goalkeeper.