Moyes relieved but aware there’s still work to do

West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea – Reaction

A relieved, but understandably cautious, David Moyes faced the media after his relegation-threatened West Ham United side ripped up the form book to see off in-form Chelsea in a five-goal thriller at the London Stadium.

Substitutes, Andriy Yarmolenko, won it for the Hammers in the final moments, this after a pulsating contest which had seen both sides surrender an advantage.

Willian bagged a brace for the Blues, with Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio also on target for the east Londoners who moved three points clear of the dropzone as a result.

“Well we are trying to improve, get better and I think we have between games one, two and three,” Moyes explained

“I think tonight we took our chances and that made a big difference. Scoring goals makes a big difference and we missed too many of them in the other games that altered the outcome.

Big credit to the players tonight for the effort they put in. We scored three and maybe we should have had another but VAR says it’s not a goal. But we done a really good job.

The Scotsman continued: “We had a record win against Southampton, we beat Bournemouth at the start when I came back in. I think our form at home has not gone to plan but the games we should have won, we have put on a good show.

“We are trying to improve our home form, obviously we want to win more away as well but was it our best performance? I think it was a good performance. I think we can play better.

“We didn’t pass the ball well in the first half, we got better in the second half and I thought we were worthy of getting something out of the game tonight.

When quizzed as to whether he believed the victory was a turning point, Moyes added; “One win isn’t enough. The difficulty of these first three games. It was an outstanding performance by the players.”


Brian Jeeves

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