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“Moyes out” banner brings response from West Ham boss

By Hughie Southon

David Moyes was quick to react to a banner being held aloft from Hammers fans at Fulham calling for him to be sacked.

The manager is under continual pressure following results this season but saw his team win today despite having the lowest possession of any team in the Premier League during the current campaign.

The purists will of course claim it was an awful game and they aren’t wrong but at this point all that matters is points and given that it is Arsenal next it was vital we took something from the game today – the win was a huge bonus.

The section of fans however remained militant making their feelings clear on the manager’s inability to turn things around during the earlier part of the campaign by holding “Moyes Out” banners aloft.

Today, however, the Hammers climbed to 13th in the table with only their second Premier League win of the season, a 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage coming courtesy of Harrison Reed’s first-half own-goal.

Despite the score line, Moyes’s decision to withdraw striker Danny Ings on the hour-mark was met with chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing” from the away end, while at full-time a ‘Moyes Out’ banner was held up amid the celebrations of a crucial victory.

I have to say the players’ response and the way they have gone about it after the mid-week result and pulled together to get a result today which they did do, magnificently led by Declan [Rice] and the players.
In our position I knew we had to win some away games and we dogged it out today and found a way of getting a result.”
 

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on ““Moyes out” banner brings response from West Ham boss

  1. Three points and grateful. But what a horrible season and a horrible win. Just 23% possession and an own goal winner. Two up at last, but why Soucek who’s passing is dire when the midfield is reduced? We are thankful for the win however found, but not deluded by the awful way we are set up, to block shots for an hour and a half with crossed fingers. Hopefully we get away with it but I think we are the worst team in the league football-wise.

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