West Ham extended their winless run to six games as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Friday. In David Moyes first home game in charge, West Ham fell behind inside eight minutes when Marc Albrighton took advantage of some sloppy Hammers defending.

That early goal could have triggered a toxic atmosphere inside The London Stadium but, as Moyes had called for all week, the club and fans stuck together and got a deserved equaliser through Cheikhou Kouyate right on half-time.

A point was not enough to lift West Ham out of the drop zone, who have put together their worst start to a season since 2010 when they were relegated under Avram Grant.

Moyes would have been hoping to build on the positive signs on show in the defeat at Watford, but his team wilted inside eight minutes.

Jamie Vardy was allowed to run free down the left and his cross was missed completely by Angelo Ogbonna, which allowed Albrighton the opportunity to poke home from close range.

West Ham was quite lucky to get away with a penalty appeal on 22 minutes when Albrighton was bundled into by Arthur Masuaku and Vardy curled inches wide seven minutes later.

However, West Ham always looked a threat from set-pieces and they forced home the equaliser just before the break when Kouyate bundled in a left-wing corner.

Despite the best efforts of the home fans, who tried to roar their team forward, West Ham failed to really lay siege to the Leicester goal in a disjointed second period that was lacking in quality.

The stop-start nature to proceedings resulted in six minutes of injury time and substitute Andre Ayew nearly nicked it with an acrobatic attempt following a goalmouth scramble but his effort flew inches over.


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