Maupay thrilled with another late leveller

Striker delighted to be back on the scoresheet against West Ham.

By Bruce Talbot • 01 December 2021

By James Boardman
Neal Maupay's strike was his fifth of the season in 13 appearances.

Neal Maupay was delighted to get back on the scoresheet after another of his late goals earned Albion a point against West Ham United.

The French striker's fifth of the season was his first since he netted in the last minute against Crystal Palace in September and he struck again in the 90th minute in the capital when a brilliant overhead kick from Tariq Lamptey's cross made it 1-1 at the London Stadium.

Maupay said, "I haven't seen a replay of the goal but obviously it was an important one for the team and we're delighted. 

"I have struggled a bit recently and missed a chance in the first half so I'm very happy to score that goal, it was very important for me and the team."

West Ham had led through Tomas Soucek's early header but Albion had chances to level before Maupay's dramatic intervention and he believes the way they responded to going behind so early says a lot about the squad's resolve. 

"It shows our mentality. We work hard, we never give up," said Maupay. "We knew there would be downs after our good start this season - no one can be as consistent over 38 games unless you are Liverpool or Manchester City.

"But at half-time we said we had to stick together because we thought we could get something from the game and that is what happened."