Moyes’ boys deserve the plaudits

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 West Ham United – Reaction

He came – He saw – And after a hell of a fight, David Moyes and his West Ham United side just about conquered.

Sure, just as they did against Arsenal last time out, the Hammers played some scintillating stuff for most of the first half, racing into a three-goal lead against a Wolves side that simply didn’t know what had hit them. But Moyes also witness his side almost conceded that sizable advantage, just as they had when the North Londoners had visited a fortnight ago.

But this time West Ham held firm. Goals from Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen fired the East Londoners into fourth place in the Premier League and there’s little doubt that they fully deserve to be there.

“We’re not a fluke now,” the Scotsman enthused.

“We’ve now got ourselves into a position with eight games to go.

“Maybe tonight I was thinking how good it would be to get into a position, but when you hear people talking about West Ham being in fourth, let’s be fair, you’d have thought nobody in their right mind would have said that at the start of the season.

“But we’ve got here and we want to prove them wrong now. We want to do a good job, we want to hang in, we want to be professional, we want to play well and score goals when we can.

“It would just be nice if they could make it a bit easier for their manager on the bench, that’s for sure.

“It’s magic, though! We keep it going. We’re in April now and we’re still hanging in there with the top clubs.”

Moyes added: “It was an unbelievable game of football.

“We’ll keep it going. The boys are doing a brilliant job. We’re getting a wee bit threadbare at the moment, as you can see, but it didn’t show for periods of the game.

“If it’s to do with commitment and courage and bits like that, we’ve got bundles of that.”

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Brian Jeeves

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