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Moyes’ honest City verdict

David Moyes insists that West Ham’s defeat to Manchester City has done nothing to set the Hammers back.

The Irons lost their second Premier League game in a row, having also lost to Wolves the weekend prior.

Against City, the Irons did their best to keep the Premier League champions at arm’s length but were ultimately beaten by the club’s possession game.

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho ultimately proved decisive at the snowy Etihad Stadium, despite Manuel Lanzini’s stunning strike with the last kick of the game.

Moyes’ side will be aiming to get back to winning ways on Wednesday when they take on Brighton at the London Stadium, before facing Chelsea in another huge game this weekend.

And the boss insists that the loss to City is not the kind of result that is going to derail the club’s European tilt.

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Speaking to reporters ahead of the Brighton game, as per Football.London, the ex-Everton boss said: “The wins gave us huge belief and not winning at City has not given us a big dent.

“We want to get back winning and if we are going to be competitive we have to pick up points. I want to compete against the big teams but that means winning as well like we did against Liverpool.

“We competed well against City but we did not win and that will happen as we are just not quite at that level.”

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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.