FT: West Ham 1-1 Leicester: Kouyate's goal salvages another poor performance

Predicted West Ham XI v Leicester

Predicted West Ham XI v Leicester

- West Ham's tally of 10 points from their opening 13 Premier League games is their worst since the 2010-11 season (nine), when they were relegated.

Things were looking bleak when Marc Albrighton gave Leicester the lead after only eight minutes, but Kouyate struck just before half-time to lift spirits around the London Stadium. "The players and myself would like a win as soon as we can", Moyes said at a press conference. It was a mostly dissatisfied home crowd for much of the first half, as questions on whether their side would show something echoed around the London Stadium.

"It sounded like Upton Park". "The fans were fantastic, after all the negatives we heard, it was the opposite".

Life was not looking so rosy when t he Foxes took the lead with their first attack, Jamie Vardy escaping down the left and pinging a low cross into the area.

But on the stroke of half-time West Ham made their pressure count. And they were able to get an equalizer at the end of the first half, when Kouyate scored one of the ugliest headers you would see, from a Manuel Lanzini's corner, that deflected off of Danny Simpson and into the net in the 45th minute.

"There were bits we still have to do loads better, but we are trying to do the basics as best we can", added Moyes.

Don't think because they ran more tonight, some of them made more sprints than they have done - that should be a given every game. "That was good but the passing and the play could be better".

Predicted Leicester XI v West Ham
Predicted Leicester XI v West Ham

The visitors also have a new manager in charge with Puel having taken over from Craig Shakespeare, though Moyes does not expect to see any drastic change in the way Leicester play.

The Frenchman said: "It's a draw away from home but I think it was frustrating".

As in the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss' first game at the helm, West Ham fell behind early - Marc Albrighton capitalising on terribly ragged defending to score his first Premier League goal of the season.

But Kouyate struck just before half-time to lift spirits around the London Stadium following their terrible start to the season. We have to correct it and we have to find a clinical edge because we had a lot of opportunities and situations in the first half.

The point gained left West Ham still in the bottom three, albeit goal difference alone was now keeping Moyes' men in the relegation zone ahead of the remainder of this weekend's fixtures in English football's top flight.

Leicester were finding it tough to get possession off the Hammers in the second half, although the hosts struggled to carve out clear-cut chances.

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