Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

David Moyes confident Patirce Evra can make an impact at West Ham

David Moyes confident Patirce Evra can make an impact at West Ham

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Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes remains out with a back complaint, while this fixture comes too soon for Miguel Britos.

David Moyes took over as manager in November.

The Hammers have won only one of their 13 league matches this season against teams now above them in the table (D6, L6), 1-0 at home to Chelsea on 9 December.

David Moyes called for more from Marko Arnautovic after he scored on his return from injury in West Ham's win against Watford on Saturday. Michail Antonio has done a bit more training and Marko Arnautovic has done a bit of training this week.

But in the end it was the Hammers who would go on to secure all three points courtesy of the returning Austrian's seventh goal in West Ham colours.

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The victory lifts West Ham five points clear of the relegation zone, although they remain in 12th place in the Premier League.

Thus, if West Ham are to stop themselves from falling into the relegation mire, Moyes needs to place his faith in Hernandez. We still merited it, we stuck at it and got the job done.

In the second half Watford did plenty of pressing and Gerard Deulofeu went close with a free kick which Adrian saved well.

Even taking into account the loan signing of Joao Mario, Hernandez remains the best player on the books at West Ham and he is in a rich vein of form, also racking up an assist against Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw two games ago. With Watford failing to win a single away game in their last seven attempts, West Ham will be looking to get back to winning way and extend the gap over the bottom three.

Asked whether West Ham can now look up the table rather than down, Moyes added: "We are good enough, but we need to keep upping our performance and improving every week, if we can do that hopefully we can".

West Ham should have finished Watford off 18 minutes from time, but Hernandez failed to square to Arnautovic after a darting run into the area and Karnezis managed to halt the striker.

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