Apr 15, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
3-1
West HamWest Ham United
Podolski (44', 78'), Giroud (55')
Rosicky (15'), Kallstrom (63')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jarvis (40')
Nocerino (37'), Diame (60')

Sam Allardyce: West Ham United defending was "pathetic"

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says that his side's defending was "pathetic" during their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce has said that West Ham United's defending was "pathetic" during their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal this evening.

Matt Jarvis gave the Hammers the lead at the Emirates, but two goals from Lukas Podolski and one from Olivier Giroud secured victory for the home side.

"It was two errors on our part for their first two goals, at that stage we worked really hard to get 1-0 up and we worked hard throughout the game. But even after playing so well if you gift them two goals it's difficult to get a result," BBC Sport quotes the West Ham manager as saying.

"The second half they scored from a long ball and the defending was pathetic on our account. There's no satisfaction at playing okay as football is about winning and getting results, we didn't do that tonight and all of our hard work was wasted. We knew that Arsenal had a lot of games and a lot of injuries lately and we took the pressure off them.

"It's down to us why we lost the game and why we haven't got anything out of the game tonight."

The result leaves West Ham 11th in the Premier League table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal battles with Winston Reid of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match on April 15, 2014
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