David Moyes

A Fitting Finale: West Ham 3-1 Luton

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David Moyes waved farewell to West Ham fans with a 3-1 win against Luton Town, however he and his team had to battle back from a pretty shoddy first half which saw the Hammers go in 1-0 down at half time.

Tomas Soucek volleyed the hosts into the lead, before George Earthy sealed the deal with a debut goal off the bench, converting Mohammed Kudus’ low cross 30 seconds after replacing Michail Antonio.

This glimpse into the future highlighted Moyes’ upcoming departure. The 61-year-old’s final home game was a fitting end to his second spell as West Ham’s manager.

The Hammers struggled early on, as they failed to clear the pressure from Luton. Vladimir Coufal blocked Elijah Adebayo’s cross but couldn’t recover quickly enough, leaving Alfie Doughty to deliver a left-wing cross that Lokonga nodded home unchallenged.

West Ham dominated possession but squandered their chances, with Jarrod Bowen hitting the post and Lucas Paqueta losing possession frequently. Booed off at halftime for their lackluster play, they returned after the break without improvement until a botched clearance from Luton allowed Ward-Prowse to find the far corner.

The goal invigorated West Ham, bringing Moyes to the edge of his technical area. Antonio tested Luton keeper Thomas Kaminski with a header, before Soucek sealed the victory with a volley from the edge of the box. Kudus nearly added a third but hit the post, and it was Earthy who ultimately wrapped up the game with his first senior goal.

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  • Patrick Gavin says:

    So Gonzo! Or whatever your name is!
    You have got your way and Moyes will be gone next week!
    Maybe you should get the job as u seem to know everything about West Ham and football.
    Do me a favour and get a proper job!

    • WHUNY says:

      No need to be rude. We can disagree, but we all want the same thing! Thank you Gonzo for keeping the site going after the sad loss of Hughie. The cleaner look and technical improvements are much appreciated too.

    • Edzola says:

      Do yourself a favour and take a PROPER look at the stats.

      For starters West Ham are in the bottom 4 with conceding goals in the Premiership this season.

      Then watch Scamacca playing in the Europa Cup Final for Atalanta on the May 22 in Dublin as their lead striker.

    • Steve Black says:

      You’re a nice bloke!! Not

    • Brian Allan says:

      Oh mate do behave go and watch corrie or emerdale you melt

    • Hugh Jasoll says:


  • Rico says:

    Very pleased we got the win for Moysiah. Thanks for a great ride. It’s come to an end so looking forward to JLo and a new chapter ⚒🏆

  • Sam Blake says:

    Can’t wait to see the back of Moyes,never wanted him. He did nothing at Everton, ManU, Sunderland, and Sociedad all fired him – and we hired him twice!

    All those who say “but he gave us our first trophy for years and got us unto Europe 3 times” etc., demonstrate the level of expectation West Ham fans have sunk to; 3rd-tier Europa Conference didn’t even exist until recently, and is only there to generate more crooked funds by allowing mediocre teams to compete against foreign mediocre teams.

    With our amazing rental deal at London Stadium, 60K+ crowds, and plenty of TV money, we have squandered our strong fina cial position with cheap deals and lousy transfer windows. When we do get half decent players they are frequently played out of position and inevitably perform poorly, ending up being sold for less than we paid and doing well somewhere else!

    No, I’m sick and tired of being mid-table due to poor management and inconsistent performances. Well never challenge for top 6 or top 4 with a manager like Moyes or with owners like Sullivan and an MD like Brady – and I’m not sure we will with Lopetegui either – but I’d love to be proved wrong.

    New owners and a clean sweep is the only way to get to the next level in my view, the sooner the better.

    And please none of the usual “you’re not a real fan” nonsense from the Moyes lovers. I was born in Stepney in 1959 and have a better understanding of what a “real fan” is than most!

    • Hammeroo says:

      Agree with most of what you said, Sam. However I think you’ll find that Moyes was NOT sacked by Everton. He was recommended by the outgoing Alex Ferguson and offered the job at Man United, which he accepted. As we all know, he was sacked by United a few months later.

  • Hammeroo says:

    Oh, and Moyes was NOT sacked at Sunderland either, despite them being relegated under his watch. He resigned.

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