Derby delight for Moyes

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Reaction

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 West Ham United

David Moyes hailed his West Ham United side after they withstood a barrage before coming from behind to beat old adversaries Tottenham Hotspur by the odd goal in three in N17.

Second-half strikes from Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse turned the game on its head following Cristian Romero’s early opener for the Lilywhites: “It was a great win,” the Scotsman enthused.

“For the first time this season, we’ve been able to celebrate something with our supporters. For them to come away and to see us win was great. We were desperate to win and getting this win is huge for us.”

Moyes continued: “For all the things Tottenham did, we conceded from a corner kick.

“In the main, we’ve been really good from defending from set-pieces. I was really disappointed with that aspect and with how we performed in the first half. 

“We’re trying to improve and we’re trying to be better on the ball. We’ve got two or three players that are great on the ball like Bowen, Kudus and Paquetá. We didn’t do it so well in the first half. 

“We were much brighter in the second half. 

“We were trying to make sure we got a goal back. We got a couple of lucky bounces. Jarrod got the first goal and Prowsey got the second, but we earned them. 

“James was up to get on the second one. It’s off the post, no one reacts and he’s there to put it in again, and it was even better that it was in front of our own fans.” 

Brian Jeeves