Pressure on Moyes grows as Hammers slump at Forest

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Nottingham Forest v West Ham United – Premier League – The City Ground – Reaction

Nottingham Forest 2-0 West Ham United

Pressure continued to mount on David Moyes following West Ham United’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Nottingham Forest, with sections of the East Londoners support calling for the Scotsman’s departure during and after the City Ground clash.

Goals in stoppage time at the end of each half from Taiwo Awoniyi and Callum Hudson-Odoi condemned the Hammers to defeat, extending their winless league run to six, while Kalvin Phillips’ troubled start to life at the club showed little sign of subsiding as he was dismissed after picking up a second booking.

“We’ve had a bad six to eight weeks, no doubt about that,” Moyes bemoaned.

“But, look, I said in another interview that it wasn’t too long ago that Newcastle were going through a really difficult period with injuries, Manchester United were going through a period, Manchester City before they went to the Club World Cup went through a difficult period and lost quite a few games, and Arsenal lost quite a few games over Christmas time, so it does happen, and we’re no different from anybody else.

“In fact, we’re lesser than those other sides I’m talking about in many ways and we lost a few players – Jarrod was injured, Micky was injured, Paquetá, Mo – so we’ve had our share as well.

“We have to find a way of getting out of it and I’m sure we will.”

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