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Moyes lays down top four gauntlet

David Moyes admits he will be gutted if the Hammers don’t make the top four now, with the club within touching distance!

The 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday night moved the Irons within three points of Chelsea in fourth with just four games of the season remaining.

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The Irons know they have to rely on others dropping points to sneak into the top four and Moyes has laid down the gauntlet to his players ahead of what is sure to be a nerve-shredding run-in.

The ex-Everton boss believes we need to win every game if we are to make the dream a reality and finish in the Premier League top four for the first time ever.

Speaking to reporters after the Burnley game, as quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “I’m hoping with four games to go people still talk about us and the Champions League. We want to take it down to the final day and try to sneak in. It will probably need us to win all four games. Europe would be an incredible achievement. I think I’ll be disappointed if we don’t get there now.

“Most of the games this season we’ve played very well. We’ve missed some players through injury which has affected us. We’ll keep going, we’re not going away.”

The Irons are next in action this weekend against Everton before games against Brighton, Big Sam’s West Brom – who could be down by then! – and Southampton.

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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.