Moyes masterminds magnificent display

West Ham 3 Everton 1

David Moyes master minded probably the Irons best performance of the season and may just have done enough to save his job in spectacular fashion.

Quite simply the Irons were superb against old Allardyce’s outfit and incredible goals from man of the match Manu Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic saw the London Stadium turned into a cauldron of noise with accompanying bubbles.

Fast attacking to feet passing on which the likes of Lanzini and Joao Mario thrive was all all too much for the Toffees who got stuck big time particularly in the first half.

Adrian mind you had to make a couple of magnificent saves after Lanzini and Arnie had put them two up inside 63 minutes.

And despite Niasse pulling one back a truly superb Manu curling volley put matters to bed despite Pickford getting a hand to his shot.

It was thrill a minute stuff as the Irons dominated and it really felt as if Moyes had told his men to give him the performance of the season to demonstrate he can attack with the best of them.

And a lovely touch at the end as the Ginger Pele arrived for a little cameo which in all probability was his last in claret and blue. If so, thanks Ginge – you’ve been a star!

Now the Davids have a big decision – do they go for an Emery or Benitez or, based on what they saw today and with some decent signings brought in,  give Moyes another year.

It’s a real tough one to be honest because the performance was truly that good and reminiscent at times of West Ham Way of days of the past.

Interesting days ahead but not many betting against Moyes hanging on against all odds.

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11 comments on “Moyes masterminds magnificent display

  1. We will go nowhere with moyes , remember best football under slav in first season and what happened after. We need a winner this match allardyce had many injured and Walcott came on late ! We played well and we need a fresh start under a quality coach. The board would bring more pressure on themselves if they kept the stop gap manager. Imo coyi

  2. The players seem to respect Moyes, haven’t heard of any dissent other than Carroll and he nipped that in the bud pretty sharpish, Moyes has endured an injury ravaged squad that was very low on confidence when he took over, steadied the ship and turned it around, he has done all that with no money to spend, I don’t think anyone can believe Huggill was a first choice signing, at the time Carroll was injured and he needed someone and none of the good players were within DS’s budget. Time now to see what happens in the next couple of weeks.

  3. Hopefully he gets the job.
    In the last few games the quick passing game which was his trade-mark at Everton, has begun to shine through. ( He never was a long ball merchant ). These things take time to drum into a squad of players so that it becomes second nature. He and his coaches must be given time and resources so that we can be consistent at a higher technical level.
    With the right backing he will succeed.

    • Yeah agree, am not sure he should be our final coach to crack the top four but I think he would get us challenging for Europa League every season which is imho our next step, would be nice to get used to Europa League football for a few seasons wouldn’t it ? He is definitely a safe option and I understand why others want more glamorous names but personally would like to see us building gradually for the future, we have had minimal success within the last century or so, it would be nice to start aiming for it in the long term, Spurs have showed us the model get used to Europa buy well, sell well and move at a sustainable pace.

  4. It would be rediculous not to give Moyes a new contract and back him up with serious signings . Keep Moyes and support him .

  5. We have ended up with more goals than any team outside the top nine ( & more than two in the top nine). The points per game since Moyes came in would over the whole season have resulted in 46/47 points. If the owners cannot negotiate a decent deal with him now it will make us a laughing stock. The only thing I can see standing in the way is a reluctance to meet his demands for transfer spending or for changes within the club. Or a better offer from another club.

  6. Still don’t believe some of the rubbish people write on here.
    Moyes has got a couple of results at the end of the season against some totally uninterested teams. He’s not introduced any youngsters in these games to see how they would fare. The players need to be pushed by youngsters who then might save us money and earn the right to play.
    To many negative set ups and tactics that haven’t worked,players failing and still playing. A fresh more positive approach is needed .

    • West Ham had upto £13m riding on their final league position. I suspect that was the reason for not introducing some of the youngsters.

    • Be careful what you wish for.You have to remember that Moyes inherited this team and has had few options on who he picks each week, and got next to nothing in the January transfer window to help him.I have to praise him for getting the best out of Arnie who without doubt saved us from relegation.He needs backing with serious money and allowed to build a team.People always dream of these fantastic managers that play like Peps Man City but it costs a fortune to build these teams.A few quality signings and give the man a chance.

  7. I agree with those who say that Moyes should be given a chance – when Masuaku was injured he brought on Fernandes who is in fact a young player rather than Evra

    I liked him bringing on Ginge – I remember Roeder not bringing on Steve Potts for his 500th appearance in an end of season game before he (Potts) retired

    I feel that the likes of Marco Silva will flatter to deceive and are easily found out in the Premier League

  8. I think he deserves a chance …I understand that some people want a exiting manager to play attacking football but moyes has brought discipline and organisation and that’s what we need right now and maybe just maybe he might have them playing like they did today. A lot more next season….we need a couple decent season’s and if by then it’s looking stale bring another in then but least steady the ship and do it properly….if Sullivan doesn’t stump up the money then it won’t matter anyway…on another note why the fu!! Can’t they fine ginge a role at the club if anyone deserves it he does ..he would be good to have round the club…

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