Cresswell: We can't afford to dwell on City defeat


Aaron Cresswell’s first goal in over two years came as little consolation for the Hammers defender as his side went down to a second 4-1 defeat in succession on Sunday.

Premier League champions Manchester City proved too strong for the east Londoners at London Stadium, scoring twice either side of the England international’s free-kick to leave the Hammers still in search of the points they need to secure Premier League safety.

Cresswell’s curled effort past Ederson gave the Hammers hope as they headed into the interval, and although the Citizens soon re-established their authority, he says the hosts cannot afford to dwell on Sunday’s game as they head into their crucial three remaining fixtures, starting at Leicester next weekend.

“We can’t dwell on today,” the No3 said. "We knew coming into the game that it was going to be tough, but certainly there’s never a good time to concede four goals. Our focus now is on Leicester this Saturday.

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“We contributed to our own downfall a bit, we conceded two sloppy goals in the first half and then Marko’s goal should maybe have been allowed.

“We got it back to 2-1, and the mood changes for us, but we concede early on in the second half again and the game’s pretty much over.

“They’re certainly the best side I’ve ever come up against, but we’ll dust ourselves off and get a good week in ahead of Leicester."