West Ham 1 QPR 1: We deserved more than a point, says Allardyce
West Ham 1 QPR 1: Sam Allardyce says his Hammers side deserved more than a point after dominating against the Hoops
Sam Allardyce insisted West Ham deserved more than a point for an “outstanding performance” after being held by a dogged Queens Park Rangers at Upton Park.
QPR’s new £8m signing Loic Remy made an instant impact after the France striker latched onto Adel Taarabt’s pass and placed his finish past West Ham’s Jussi Jaaskelainen in the 14th minute.
The Hoops continued to threaten on the break as the Hammers poured forward, but it wasn’t until the 68th minute that Allardyce’s side produced an equaliser.
Joe Cole was the goal-scorer, with his first strike since rejoining his old club, and the England international was denied a second by Fabio’s goal-line clearance as QPR clung on.
Despite rescuing a point, the Hammers manager felt his side deserved to win and criticised his players for being wasteful against the Premier League’s basement club.
“I don’t think we have quite dominated like that this season, our outstanding performance today should have reaped more than we got,” Allardyce told BBC Sport.
“It’s a disappointing end to a very encouraging and entertaining performance and a complete domination of the opposition.
“We let them break out just the once and Loic Remy scored. We upped the tempo second half and it looked like it might be a victory but they kept getting bodies in the way, the keeper kept saving it, you just have to keep trying and hope the results go your way.
“Our Achilles heel is that we created so many chances but haven’t come away with all three points.”