‘It was tough’ – Moyes disagrees with Unai Emery after Aston Villa draw with West Ham

After the 1-1 draw between West Ham and Aston Villa at the London Stadium, David Moyes expressed his belief that his team deserved to win, while Unai Emery argued that a draw was a fair outcome, reports the BirminghamLive.

Ollie Watkins gave Villa the lead in the first half, but Said Benrahma’s penalty equalized nine minutes later after Leon Bailey fouled Lucas Paqueta in the box.

Although Moyes was pleased to earn a point from the match, he was disappointed that his side couldn’t secure back-to-back home victories and felt that they dropped two points due to the opportunities they created, particularly in the second half.

He said: “We did a good job in the second half. It was tough in the first. The biggest thing was to get a result on Thursday. The performance wasn’t where we wanted it to be so we wanted a performance today and overall I’m really pleased.”

“I thought we had done enough to get a result today. We just needed someone to connect cleanly or somebody to get their head on one of the corners cleanly so we could get a goal from it.

“But, look, it was a much-improved performance from the last couple of games and I’m pleased with the players for that.”

According to the Villa manager, a draw was the most appropriate result as both teams were unable to score a winning goal in the second half. Emery added that his team played well and adhered to their playing style, despite not winning the game. He further mentioned that Villa is becoming more competitive away from home.