Tony Gale furious at West Ham United duo Craig Dawson and Thilo Kehrer for what they did v Crystal Palace
Tony Gale blasted West Ham United duo Craig Dawson and Thilo Kehrer for their role in Crystal Palace’s goal in Sunday’s clash between the sides.
The Hammers took the lead through Said Benrahma’s powerful strike, before a mix up playing out of the back allowed Wilfried Zaha to equalise for the visitors. A late deflected strike gave the Eagles all three points.
Speaking on commentary on the World Feed service (6 November, 14:42), Gale was quick to call out Kehrer for the sheer number of mistakes he’s made since joining the club in the summer before admitting Dawson deserved some blame too.
“Since he’s come to the club he’s made so many mistakes,” he said. “Really for a full international like he is, with so much experience and game time.
“This is really a basic error. Maybe it was zipped in a bit quickly by Dawson, but what a finish from Zaha.
“Dawson thought about challenging him but he would have been off if he’d challenged him.
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“But that wasn’t the best of balls out to Kehrer. It’s on his weaker side, zipped in too quickly. Poor play from both defenders there I would say. Dawson and Kehrer.”
Moyes is trying to instil a way of playing into this team and for the majority of the time he has been here it has worked well.
Obviously nobody is perfect and on this occasion there was an error from two players that contributed to a goal, but it also was a great finish from Zaha.
Kehrer and Dawson should both know and do better, that much is sure, but it’s one of those things and unless it becomes a constant problem for the team then it’s not something to worry about.
The performance overall wasn’t a bad one and defensively Lukasz Fabianski didn’t really have anything to do, so it’s not like the team played badly.
It’s not an ideal result, obviously, but the team is in a decent position for the season and with Europe on the back burner for a while now full focus can be given to the Premier League for a while to get West Ham back where they belong.