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Fabianski pinpoints Moyes’ huge moment

Lukasz Fabianski has pinpointed the exact moment West Ham’s fortunes changed.

The Hammers began the season, of course, with successive defeats against Newcastle and Arsenal.

However, a switch in formation saw Moyes move to a system involving three at the back, resulting in a much improved performance against the Gunners.

Since then, the Hammers have only lost once in the top-flight, to champions Liverpool, and have won their last two games in succession.

Monday’s game against Aston Villa offers the Irons the chance to leapfrog Dean Smith’s side, who are currently seventh.

Should results go their way, the Hammers could climb as high as fifth.

And goalkeeper Fabianski believes that the switch in formation has worked wonders for the Hammers as the season progresses.

Speaking on the club’s YouTube channel, as transcribed by HITC, he said: “I believe, from the moment we changed the system. I think it helped us a lot, because we became a lot more solid defensively.

“And in this system as well we managed to for some reason to be more fluent going forward. I think this system suits us.

“I think we have a lot of good players who can play in this system, so I think it has worked for us, and I would say that is a bit of a change from the previous spell where we struggled.”

Fabianski has played the 90 minutes in every single Premier League game thus far this season.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.