Date: 29th October 2019 at 3:22pm
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Danny Mills suggests that West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was left fuming with his players’ wastefulness during the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds United and England full-back says that the Chilean boss will have been tearing his hair out after seeing his side dominate possession against the Blades but fail to produce any real cutting edge with the ball.

The Hammers had just under 61 per cent of possession [Whoscored] at the London Stadium, having over 150 more touches of the ball than Chris Wilder’s men, but were held to a draw courtesy of Lys Mousset’s equaliser.

Mills says that Pellegrini will not have been impressed with how his players failed to capitalise on their domination in front of their home.

Mills told Football Insider: “Sometimes you get games like that, don’t you? Manchester City versus Tottenham at the start of the season, dominated, created so many chances to put the ball in the back of the net.

“It can happen in football and sometimes as a manager you’re left there on the sidelines, tearing your hair out, wondering how on earth that happened and that was probably one of those games.” 

The point earned against Sheffield United leaves the Irons sitting 10th in the Premier League table on 13 points, just three points behind Arsenal in fifth and five clear of Southampton in 17th.

Their next clash sees them take on a struggling Newcastle United side at the London Stadium, the Magpies with just two wins all season.

In other West Ham news, Darren Bent admits he is baffled by the situation one player in east London finds himself in this season.