Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

West Ham winger Matt Jarvis has expressed his disappointment at leaving empty handed from the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal last night, even though his side took the lead in the first half.

Arsenal registered a 3-1 win over the east London side last night at the Emirates Stadium which allowed them to leapfrog Everton to fourth in the league table.

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Jarvis, who gave West Ham the lead in the 40th minute, felt that conceding the equaliser right before half-time changed the course of the match.

"We got ourselves in front, so we were bitterly disappointed that we conceded just before half time as it could have been a completely different game”, the England international told the club’s official site.


The 27-year-old believes that West Ham conceded the goals at the wrong time, which didn’t allow them to build any sustained pressure on the Arsenal defence in the second half.

"The timing of the goals was disappointing – just before half time and then just after the second half had started.

"Conceding again then puts us on the back foot when we needed to try and get the momentum going like we did in the first half, get on the ball and start creating chances again, but unfortunately we conceded a third."

West Ham’s best performance in England’s top division is finishing third in the 1985/86 season. Merseyside rivals, Liverpool and Everton, finished as champions and runners-up respectively.

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