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Moyes makes transfer admission after Newcastle win

David Moyes has accepted that West Ham need more players after their 4-2 win over Newcastle.

The Hammers were in truly thrilling form up at St James’ Park.

They may have fallen behind twice, but the win was never in doubt after the equaliser from Said Benrahma, and Tomas Soucek and Mikey Antonio went on to seal the win.

Moyes has accepted that the squad still needs bolstering as the transfer deadline looms, with only two additions so far: Craig Dawson and Alphonse Areola.

There have been linked with defenders as well as strikers, and Moyes has made it clear that he knows the squad is in need of reinforcement.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the victory, the ex-Everton boss said: “We want to continue because we can see we’ve got something to build on and that’s what we’ll look to try and do.

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“We know we’re going to need more players so we’re not kidding on, but if the team play like that every week, like today we didn’t need to make any substitutions until late in the game, more because I didn’t want to upset the rhythm and the way we were playing.

“But we will need more players because at the end Declan was getting cramp and Saïd had taken a knock a bit earlier, so we’ve got to try and make sure we do it right if we can, but I have to say we played really well today.”

Moyes was pleased with the win in front of a packed St James’ Park, and he has called on the Hammers faithful to raise the noise levels on Monday when Leicester visit the London Stadium.

He added: “I hope they’re enjoying their football and we’ve got 60,000 coming to the game at home to Leicester next Monday, so let’s see what they can do!”

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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.