‘I used to be as stunned as you!’: West Ham full-back Arthur Masuaku admits he DIDN’T mean to go for purpose with fortunate late winner against Chelsea
- Arthur Masuaku scored a weird late winner for West Ham against Chelsea
- He appeared like he was going for a cross solely to beat Edouard Mendy
- Masuaku took to social media to affirm whether or not he had meant to score
Arthur Masuaku has admitted he didn’t mean to shoot for West Ham’s lucky late winner.
As debate raged over his intentions amongst followers and pundits, the Congolese defender tweeted: ‘So, was it a cross or was it a shot? (hint: I was as surprised as you).’
Hammers boss David Moyes conceded that Masuaku obtained ‘lucky’ with the cross that flew previous Edouard Mendy within the 87th minute however felt his aspect deserved the break.
Arthur Masuaku scored the important late purpose to seal West Ham victory against Chelsea
He tried a cross solely to beat Edouard Mendy on the near-post within the 87th minute
‘It was a great cross!’ joked Moyes.
‘You have to get the ball in the box and we’ve all seen different forms of objectives from crosses the place it has dipped over the goalkeeper in on the again put up.
‘I think we have to say it is a bit of a lucky goal. You have to take what you get in football and today we got that goal to win.’
His effort from 32 yards caught Mendy off guard and he has admitted that the purpose stunned him
West Ham additionally beat Chelsea’s fellow title contenders, Liverpool, 3-2 a month in the past.
Moyes added: ‘I thought we played better against Liverpool. We didn’t play effectively sufficient within the first half at this time however I assumed within the second half we improved drastically and that gave us an actual likelihood.’