Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

West Ham upend Leicester, close in on EPL safety

Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart warms-up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester Could bust-up between Andy Carroll and David Moyes create perfect storm to seal West Ham's safety?
Nina Mathis | 08 May, 2018, 02:12

The Hammers have been on a poor run of form recently, although David Moyes' side have faced Chelsea, Stoke City, Arsenal and Manchester City in their last four matches, taking two points.

Some supporters turned on the manager on Saturday, singing "you don't know what you're doing" and jeered the Frenchman.

"In a hard period we always have some negativity and blame, it is normal", he said.

"I was really disappointed in Andy", Moyes wrote in his Evening Standard column. What matters most is that Leicester look set to end the season inside the top-half, providing them with a good platform to build off heading into the next campaign. Perhaps that step was too high.

In saying this, the game against Leicester sound like a final test for David Moyes who has not shown some fear about the possibility to lose once more and get relegated, as it happened last season when he was managing Sunderland.




"I think we deserve better than to finish in this condition with this feeling". However, the club captain galvanised his team, recreating the energy levels of Liverpool's James Milner by covering 11.66km, more than any other player on the field.

The game was played nearly exclusively in the Leicester half until the hosts finally found their feet and put together their best passage of play as the half-hour mark approached.

"We are capable of playing like that, capable of that every week and not just on the odd occasion", he said. It isn't easy to predict the Irons' future, especially because they do not have a board with good knowledge and ambitious to find a good coach in European football.

"I want to build".

I can definitely see goals at both ends, so I wouldn't put you off a both teams to score bet, but it could easily be 1-1 or 2-2 - leaving this market a bit of a puzzle.

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