Moyes satisfied with a professional job from his Hammers 

Derby County v West Ham United – Emirates FA Cup fourth round – Pride Park – Reaction

Derby County 0-2 West Ham United

It was a potential banana skin of a cup tie which turned out to be far more comfortable than the scoreline suggested.

Goals early in each half from Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio ensured West Ham United’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round progress at the hands of brave League One Derby County and set up what will be a much tougher test in the next stage against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

David Moyes was satisfied with what he’d seen from his side, who carried forward the momentum gleaned from Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Everton at the London Stadium: 

“We have done the job and we got through,” the Scotsman enthused.

“I didn’t think we played as well as I’d have liked us to play in the whole game but, look, first half wasn’t so good but we got a goal in front and we played a bit better in the second half and got the goal early which gave us a good chance.

“So, look, job done. Getting through in the cup is always important and we did it relatively well.”

Moyes praised the Hammers travelling support, numbering more than 5,000, adding: “I’ve got to say I thought that was the best the away support has been. I thought it was brilliant away support tonight.

“Thanks to all the ones who travelled up. It makes a big difference, it really does, and we’re going to need them in the games to come.

“We’re looking forward to it. We’ve got to start getting the league points which hopefully we can build on it. 

“We’ve had three wins out of four in all competitions and we’re starting to get back on a little bit of a run, so let’s hope we can keep it going.”


Brian Jeeves