Date: 11th February 2018 at 9:45am
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When the difficult decision was taken by the board to axe Slaven Bilic, West Ham United were sitting in eighteenth position in the Premier League table with nine points from eleven games.

The appointment of David Moyes, albeit on a short-term contract, didn`t get universal approval from the Hammers faithful, but there`s no denying that the Scot has turned the club around.

The Hammers now sit in fourteenth place with thirty points and are looking to climb higher up the table.

After the game, talking to the media, Moyes had this to say about his ambitions for the remainder of the season and the game against Watford, remarking to the media,

‘I thought we started really well. We were very wary of Watford after their performance and result against Chelsea. That was a concern. But we nullified them. We have threats in attacking areas – Javier Hernandez, Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic – which ultimately hurt them in the end.

“I wasn`t so happy with our second half. We didn’t win much and I thought Watford were first to most things. But we defended well enough. We still merited it, we stuck at it and got the job done.

‘There’s not that big a points difference between 11th, 10th and ninth. When I took over we were in the relegation zone, I`d have said ‘you’re kidding’ if you said we could get into the top 10 when I took over. It`s great credit to the players. We want to keep improving.’


It`s amazing how a few wins on the bounce can paint a better picture of what was, no doubt, a season that was looking very poor.

COYI`s