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Moyes ready to push for history

David Moyes insists he is more than ready to fight for the Hammers’ Champions League place.

The Irons recorded a huge win over Wolves on Monday night, recording a nervy 3-2 win that moves Moyes’ men back into the top four.

With eight games of the season remaining, the Hammers are a point clear of Chelsea in fifth and three clear of both Spurs and Liverpool.

As we’re all aware, the Irons have never once played in Europe’s elite club competition but the Hammers are so close to history.

The game against Chelsea could prove vital, as could this weekend’s meeting with Leicester, and Moyes insists he is ready to fight to the end as the Hammers look to qualify for Europe.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the win over Wolves, he said: : “I’m going to try and push right to the end if we can. I don’t know where we will finish up. It’s torture going through 90 minutes like that but it wasn’t in the opening half an hour because we played so well.”

Moyes was also delighted with the performance of Jesse Lingard, who turned in a performance of the highest quality.

He scored, assisted Jarrod Bowen’s goal, and played a key role in Pablo Fornals’ strike with a genuinely beautiful touch by the corner flag.

The boss added: “I was telling him how well he has played. I’m probably a manager who doesn’t say that very often, but he deserved that after his performance tonight.”

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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.