A suggestion that something had been said to Livermore by a West Ham fan sitting behind the dugouts could not be verified on Tuesday night. While West Ham had enjoyed the luxury of a week off, West Brom had 48 hours to recover from their draw with Arsenal, such is the increasingly weird scheduling over the festive period. West Brom, who had felt the lactic acid rising in their muscles as a tight match wore on, were seconds away from earning a valuable point. Their impressive organisation frustrated West Ham and they took the lead when McClean’s shot from 25 yards hit Pedro Obiang and spun over Adrián after half an hour. Arnautovic went close after being played in by Lanzini but West Brom had a threat on the break.
Source: The Guardian January 02, 2018 22:02 UTC