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Sport West Ham 1 Chelsea 0: Arnautovic gives Moyes first win as Hammers boss

16:50  09 december  2017
16:50  09 december  2017 Source:

Moyes is a good fit for West Ham says Curbishley

  Moyes is a good fit for West Ham says Curbishley Former West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley says new boss David Moyes is a good fit for the club. Moyes was appointed following the sacking of Slaven Bilic and the former Sunderland boss has been tasked with the job of keeping the Hammers in the Premier League. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s match away to Manchester City, Curbishley, as reported by Newham Recorder, believes Moyes will have something to prove at the club. “I think he is a good fit. He will be desperate to do well after the Sunderland job and now West Ham have a manager with over 500 games of experience and something to prove.” The meeting with Manchester City will be Moyes’ fourth game in charge at the club, but he’s yet to oversee a victory. During his three games in charge, the Hammers have lost twice and earned just a single point against Leicester at the London Stadium. Confidence among the squad will be low following the heavy midweek defeat against Everton at Goodison Park. The Hammers fell to a 4-0 defeat against Moyes’ former side.

West Ham 1 - 1 Leicester: David Moyes picks up first point of Hammers tenure. Man of the match: Marko Arnautovic . Moyes would have been hoping to build on the positive signs on show in the defeat at Watford, but his team wilted inside eight minutes.

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arnautovic-cropped: West Ham's Marko Arnautovic celebrates © Provided by Goal West Ham's Marko Arnautovic celebrates West Ham ended a run of eight successive Premier League matches without a win as they overcame the odds to beat Chelsea 1-0 in Saturday's London derby, giving David Moyes his first triumph at the club.

The Hammers were cruelly denied a point late on at Manchester City last time out, but against Chelsea they looked almost impenetrable, frustrating Antonio Conte's men throughout and preventing them from cutting the gap to Pep Guardiola's leaders.

This was the 41st consecutive Premier League matchday in which Moyes started in the relegation zone, setting a new record, but his West Ham side showed plenty to suggest that they are by no means a lost cause during the first half.

Moyes lauds 'fantastic' Chelsea

  Moyes lauds 'fantastic' Chelsea David Moyes says Chelsea are as good any team in the Premier League, despite Antonio Conte's side trailing leaders Manchester City by 11 points. Chelsea have experienced a stuttering start to their title defence, losing three of their opening 15 games after only suffering five defeats throughout the whole of last season.But West Ham manager Moyes was keen to praise the reigning champions ahead of their Saturday lunchtime fixture, which is live on Sky Sports Premier League."I'm not an expert on Chelsea but I think how they played last year was fantastic," Moyes said.

MARKO ARNAUTOVIC stunned Chelsea with his early striker at the London Stadium. The West Ham midfielder, who has struggled since his £24million move from Stoke, gave David Moyes the perfect start as he looked for his first win as since taking over from Slaven Bilic.

West Ham boss David Moyes hopeful Marko Arnautovic will be fit to face Leicester after injuring his hand. The 28-year-old underwent scans after the Hammers ' 2- 0 defeat to the Hornets. However, the scans revealed there is no break and he is expected to play.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte © Catalyst Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

They had the lead within six minutes thanks to a well-worked goal from Marko Arnautovic, his first for the club, before sitting deeper and looking solid at the back.

With that approach working so well in the first half, Moyes had no intention of changing things and allowed Chelsea to have the lion's share of possession.

Chelsea threw men forward in desperate fashion towards the end, but West Ham's stubbornness gave them little hope, as Conte's men were left trailing City by 11 points, a margin which could be extended on Sunday after the Manchester derby.

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho in action © Catalyst Images West Ham United's Diafra Sakho in action

Despite the contrasting fortunes of the two sides coming into the game, West Ham were the ones to take the lead and they did so in style.

Chelsea 'miles' from their best, concedes Cahill

  Chelsea 'miles' from their best, concedes Cahill Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by struggling West Ham on Saturday and Gary Cahill was fuming with the standard of his team's performance.Gary Cahill conceded that Chelsea were "miles" from their best as they were beaten 1-0 at West Ham to leave their Premier League title defence in tatters.

West Ham boss David Moyes prepared to revert back to basics Let him stay on the TV.' Arnautovic has started less than half of the Hammers ' league games since his record £24million arrival from Stoke City last summer.

The Hammers were beaten 2- 0 at Watford, leaving them in the relegation zone. Will Hughes and Richarlison scored goals, before Marko Arnautovic got injured. Forty minutes into his first match in charge of West Ham , this was the unfortunate fate to befall David Moyes .

Manuel Lanzini found Arnautovic on the edge of the box and the Austrian darted into the area, jinked onto his left and sent a curling strike around Andreas Christensen into the bottom corner.

West Ham subsequently became very defensive, inviting pressure.

And they needed Adrian - who retained his place with Joe Hart dropped to the bench - at his best twice in quick succession just before the half-hour mark, getting down to his left to deny long-range efforts from N'Golo Kante and then Davide Zappacosta.

West Ham United's Adrian celebrates at the end of the match © Catalyst Images West Ham United's Adrian celebrates at the end of the match

But otherwise the home side did a fine job of restricting Chelsea's flow of chances, with their packed defence making it extremely difficult for the visitors to play through them.

Proceedings continued in a similar fashion at the start of the second half, with Chelsea piling the pressure on and West Ham hoping to catch them on the break.

Moyes feels compassion for out-of-favour Joe Hart

  Moyes feels compassion for out-of-favour Joe Hart West Ham United manager David Moyes admits that he feels compassion for Joe Hart after the Englishman was dropped in the victory over Chelsea at the London Stadium, according to a report on The Guardian. Moyes opted to start Spaniard Adrian on Saturday and the decision paid off, with the shot-stopper having a very assured and confident game. Moyes reveals that the decision was a hard one but was ultimately made for the betterment of the club as a whole and the Scot is happy that the decision worked out well. Moyes: “I always have compassion for the players, and I have to think of their situation as well. That’s why it wasn’t an easy decision – it wasn’t easy because of that. But ultimately it’s West Ham I have to think about getting a result for. I need to win as well.” The Hammers currently sit in 18th place in the league table after the win over Chelsea and will host another London club on Wednesday night as they face Arsenal. Moyes will be asking his players to give a repeat performance against the Gunners and if they do then he will be confident of getting a result. Adrian is expected to start again in that fixture after Moyes was pleased with his impact against Chelsea. When asked if Adrian will start in midweek, Moyes said: “[He kept a] clean sheet, didn’t make any mistakes today, so I’d have to say on that I would think so.

West Ham 1 - 0 Chelsea , LIVE: Marko Arnautovic gives Hammers Hammers boss David Moyes has opted to start Adrian in goal after he has impressed recently. RELATED ARTICLES. Previous. 1 . Next.

'He has not looked a team player': David Moyes insists Marko Arnautovic must put the group above himself if he is to play under West Ham 's new boss . West Ham travel to Watford in Moyes ' first game in charge on Sunday.

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata in action with West Ham United's Winston Reid © Catalyst Images Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata in action with West Ham United's Winston Reid

And the plan almost succeeded in the 54th minute, with Arnautovic flicking the ball into the Chelsea area after a swift counter and seeing it strike the arm of Christensen, referee Anthony Taylor waving penalty appeals away.

But at the other end West Ham continued to keep Chelsea at bay, with Winston Reid making a vital block to halt Christensen's 10-yard volley.

Chelsea should have levelled late on through Alvaro Morata, but the Spaniard hurriedly lashed wide of the bottom-left corner from just inside the box and that proved to be the visitors' final chance, as West Ham successfully held on.

Moyes concerned about injured trio .
West Ham United manager David Moyes has expressed his concern about the fitness of his squad during the busy Christmas fixture schedule and reveals injury news ahead of the Carabao Cup fixture with Arsenal, as quoted on Football London. The Hammers have found form in recent weeks, with victories over Chelsea and Stoke City and a draw against Arsenal. Moyes seems to have got the best out of his side who have had to work extra hard in the fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea, which is having an effect on his players. Mark Noble was forced off the pitch in the win against Stoke after scoring the opener from the penalty spot and Moyes is distraught about losing his captain. “It really was [a shame]. He’s done superb, we think he’s got a bit of a hamstring and we are in a busy period.” “We are really short on midfield players and the boys are having to put in a big effort. Mark Noble, great achievement, 300 Premier League games, good on him.” Moyes also revealed that Marko Arnautovic and Pablo Zabaleta were carrying knocks following the away win. “Obviously, there are a few dropping at the moment. We had Zabaleta with a dead leg from early on in the game, so we are finding ourselves struggling for players.” “Even at the end, Marko Arnautovic had a calf strain so we had to bring him off for Chicharito to go on the right as we ran out of midfield players.” “We’re all mucking in, all doing their jobs and they are doing it well and defensively we have kept another clean sheet which is always good at the wrong end of the table.” The Hammers are now out of the relegation zone and Moyes will be hoping to continue the rise up the table to safety from the relegation scrap. West Ham face Arsenal on Tuesday night in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup and then host Newcastle United on the weekend.


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