'It's a terrible pass' - Ian Wright blasts Tottenham left-back Udogie for mistake that led to West Ham winnerPublished: December 08, 2023
Tottenham Hotspur are winless after five games in the English Premier League after a 2-1 loss to West Ham United in a London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night.
Super Eagles-eligible defender Destiny Udogie went the distance for Tottenham in his thirteenth appearance of the season.
West Ham had to dig in and weathered the storm in the first half to secure a hard-fought big three points.
A goal from the Argentinean Cristian Romero separated the two teams at the break, but the Hammers dusted themselves down and came out with renewed vigor in the second half.
In a highly entertaining game, Jarrod Bowen smashed a shot into the back of the net to restore parity in the 52nd minute before James Ward-Prowse scored the game-winner sixteen minutes from time.
Arsenal icon Ian Wright has blasted Udogie for the mistake that he made that led to West Ham's winning goal.
The Italian-Nigerian left-back made a poor decision to make a back pass to goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, unaware that Jarred Bowen was lurking right behind Cristian Romero and Ben Davies.
Vicario, under pressure, pushed the ball into the path of Ward-Prowse who tucked home the rebound after his initial effort came back of the post.
"It's terrible pass from Udogie. It's not even a case of undecided or anything, the pass back is so poor, he's not favorite so he's actually had to dive to make up the ground," Wright said on Premier League Productions post-match.
"He's got to pass that away from the goal over to the left so the goalie goes over it. It's a bad back pass and in the end his desperation.
"Remember he cannot catch it, he cannot use his hands, he's had to go to his feet that's why you saw Jarrod Bowen actually appealing for something. Of course he can't touch with his hands."
Udogie escaped being booked by referee Michael Salisbury, so he's available for Sunday's trip to Newcastle United.
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