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  • Writer's pictureBy Yann Tear at the London Stadium

Never mind relegation worries - this could still be a great season for the Irons, claims Moyes

David Moyes insists West Ham could yet go on to have a great season at home and abroad, despite the terrible run which took them into the bottom three.

The Irons shook off the doom and gloom with a very solid 2-0 defeat of Everton - who look to have even bigger problems than the Hammers right now. Boss Frank Lampard may be on borrowed time.

That seemed to be the scenario for Moyes ahead of the match, with some media outlets even speculating that defeat would mean the end of the Scotsman's second spell at the club as manager.

But his team put on an assured display and confidence will surely rise now. Jarrod Bowen's two goals in seven first-half minutes settled the outcome.

"I'll tell you what, to be in European football going into March, and for West Ham to be in Europe two years back to back after finishing sixth and seventh in the Premier League and you look at the standard of teams you have to play - we've had a couple of extraordinary years," said the Hammers boss.

"We're all disappointed because we've not been able to reach that height this year, but I genuinely believe, given time, hopefully we can build that [improved] team - hopefully we are on the right track.

"The difference today is that we've scored two goals. We've probably played as well in many games but just not been able to get goals.

"I think [the result] is a relief to the club. It's a big result for us all and the players earned it. They recognise the situation they are in and we're working together to get away from where we are."

Moyes said he understood the speculation over his job.

"In the job, you understand that football mangers are fair game. Because of the position we are in we have to take that and get on with it," he said.

"I have a board behind me who have been really supportive. They've backed me and I still believe it's something the board didn't want to do - to make any changes - so I have great confidence.

"I also believed that we'd we win today. I thought we have to turn the tide and it can't keep going the way it's been and I thought Danny Ings' introduction yesterday as well just gave us all a little bit of a good feeling that things could change.

"Me winning one game doesn't mean everything's fine but I will say, I repeat, I've had brilliant support from the board."


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