David Moyes hails Said Benrahma after scoring the winner against his former club Brentford in the FA Cup… as the West Ham boss insists he is ‘delighted’ to get revenge on Thomas Frank’s side
David Moyes hopes Said Benrahma’s sensational strike against his former club Brentford will prove the magic moment West Ham need to get their season back on track.
Substitute Benrahma’s second-half winner from 25 yards gave the Hammers victory over the side who beat them 2-0 in the Premier League last week.
It was West Ham’s first win in any competition since November 3 and with a trip to fellow strugglers Wolves next in the league, Moyes said: ‘We have something to build on. Hopefully we can get back on track.
David Moyes celebrates with the traveling fans after West Ham’s 1-0 win over Brentford
Algerian winger Said Benrahma scored against his former club to secure the Hammers’ win
‘It was a tough draw and we had them last week in the league. We were very happy to pass. I said last week at the press conference: “We can make someone score a screamer.”
‘Said it was actually done. Said has done this in different games – he has come off the bench and made an impact. We saw at the World Cup how much the substitutions made. Fortunately, Said did it for us. I started him easily. But he came on and scored a very good goal.’
Benrahma’s goal started with a superb tackle from Declan Rice in midfield to pinch possession and Moyes reserved special praise for his captain, who played another full 90.
Benrahma broke free from the range and watched his effort trickle into the back of the net
Brentford boss Thomas Frank refused to become the latest manager to complain about referees, despite some home supporters feeling Rice’s tackle was a foul on Yoane Wissa.
‘I think I support Andre (Marriner, the referee) and the VAR room to do that right,’ said Frank. ‘No complaints. I don’t think it’s a clear foul. We had four, five players behind the ball and shooting from 25 yards… it was a good strike from Said.’
In better news for Brentford, Ivan Toney is set to return to full training after this weekend.
The West Ham forward had a hug from former manager Thomas Frank at full-time