By Paul Robinson

5th Oct, 2021 | 9:30am

Ogbonna's 'crazy' West Ham decision leaves pundit 'surprised'

Paul Robinson has backed David Moyes after the West Ham manager pointed the finger at Angelo Ogbonna.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League goalkeeper said the 33-year-old was “crazy” to give away a free kick against Brentford in a dangerous area in stoppage time.

Ogbonna conceded the foul which led to Yoane Wissa’s 94th minute winner as the Hammers slipped to a 2-1 defeat to the Bees at the London Stadium.

As quoted by Football.London after the defeat, Moyes rued what he described as a silly challenge from Ogbonna.

The centre-half has been one of West Ham’s standout performers this season and has been ever-present in the league.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the late goal, Robinson said: “Brentford are excellent from set plays.

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“It is one of the strongest parts of their game so it’s crazy to concede a set piece in that area at that stage of the match.

“I was surprised by West Ham’s performance. They were poor all over the pitch really.

“I was at Elland Road the week before and they were brilliant in the second half so I expected a comfortable win for them against Brentford, to tell you the truth.

“You have got to give Brentford a lot of credit though. They have attacked the Premier League since coming up and they are getting rewarded for it.”

In other news, West Ham have been tipped to ‘nail down’ a defender to a new deal by 1 January after a reported update.