Moyes praises ‘world-class’ Ward-Prowse set-pieces

David Moyes praised the ‘world-class’ set-piece threat of James Ward-Prowse after the midfielder recorded two assists in West Ham’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Ward-Prowse set up goals for Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek as West Ham bounced back from a run of four Premier League games without a win, extending his record to nine assists in 15 games since joining the Irons from Southampton in the summer.


Moyes has been delighted with the impact of the summer recruit and believes the 29-year-old will be disappointed that he does not have even more assists to his name.

“Huge would be an understatement but I think if I was James I would be disappointed that he hadn’t had 15 or 16 assists by now because of the quality of the ball,” Moyes reflected to BBC Match of the Day.

“Today we got on the end of a couple. In recent weeks we looked as if we dried up, I thought where were we getting our goals from corners from but today we did.”

Moyes said he was thrilled to hear the full-time whistle after an entertaining game at the London Stadium, one which saw his side come from behind to claim a 3-2 win.

“I was thrilled with the opening couple of minutes and I was certainly thrilled when I heard the final whistle as well. In between it, there was a lot of good things, some not so good but in the Premier League you have to take your wins when you get them. Today was a good win. We had a 1-0 win here on Thursday night against Olympiakos and now a victory today.

“It’s really difficult to win Thursday, Sunday football in the Premier League with the level of opposition you’ve got to play on a Sunday. We’ve done that for two seasons now so I’d like to say we were getting good at it and getting used to it but it’s the quality and sometimes that’s why you’re having to change your players but I just think the two day recovery is really tough on the players but today it didn’t show.

“We got stronger as the game went on after they made it 2-1, we probably got better in that period of the game, we made three of four big chances, we didn’t quite get them but in the end we had a world class set-piece taker who probably got us out of trouble.

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