West Ham Reaction: Allardyce unhappy with second best
Feature by Paul Farrington
Updated Sunday, 28th October 2012
West Ham missed out on the opportunity to go fourth in the table following the 2-1 defeat to the Latics.
And manager Sam Allardyce was unhappy with his sides performance as they were outclassed all over hte park by the Latics.
“It was a bottom three performance rather than a top four display. We never hit the level of performance that we know we can," said Allardyce.
“We never really tested Wigan. When we got into the final third we hardly produced a ball of quality to cause them a problem. We also kept giving the ball away before we could get into their half. It was a lackluster performance all round in possession and out of possession.
“We were chasing around instead of staying as a tight solid unit. We had too many players not hitting their top form.”
The victory represented the first for the Latics at home and will now hopefully represent a new start to the season following a string of difficult results.