Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan feels his side did not deserve to go down against West Bromwich Albion, after they lost 1-0 on Saturday.

Saido Berahino’s goal in the 11th minute of the game ensured that the Baggies won their first home game under manger Pepe Mel, as they bagged an important three points, taking them to 15th in the league table, just a point behind the Hammers.

Sam Allardyce’s side lost their fourth consecutive game this season and they are still fighting for their survival in the Premier League. But Nolan feels the loss was just another addition to the ‘frustrating’ phase his side have been going through and believes they at least deserved to come back with a point from the Hawthorns.

“It's most frustrating for all of us. I think anyone who was at the game knows that”, the Englishman said in an interview with the club’s site.


“At West Brom, they were scrapping for their lives, got their goal and then scrapped away for the rest of the game and we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net.

“We huffed and puffed a bit in the second half, but I felt we had enough chances to get something out of the game and deserved something”, the 31-year-old added.

Currently 14th in the league table, the Hammers are just five points off the relegation zone and will be hoping to ensure their safety when they face Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in their remaining fixtures of the season.

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