Defender may feature vs Watford, Moyes gives positive update on key duo

Feb 11, 2018, 03:56
Defender may feature vs Watford, Moyes gives positive update on key duo

"We've done a job in trying to make sure we're harder to play against", he said. Their much needed three points gives Watford some breathing space over the bottom three. I wouldn't be happy with him doing it on my watch. In an interview with the club's website ahead of their home match against Watford, the club's co-owner attempted to lay to rest reports that Moyes, who replaced Slaven Bilic as manager in November, will leave the club at the end of this season, and also stem unrest among West Ham's supporters.

West Ham have not been helped by injury problems to a number of influential players including attackers Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic.

West Ham overcame Watford 2-0 in a game with plenty of chances at the London Stadium on Saturday, putting the Hammers level on points with their opponents in the middle of the Premier League table.

Winston Reid, Michail Antonio and Jose Fonte have returned to the squad in recent weeks, while Marko Arnautovic has resumed training following his hamstring injury.

The Austria worldwide has been absent from the Hammers' last three games because of a hamstring injury he picked up against Bournemouth on January 20.

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Thus, if West Ham are to stop themselves from falling into the relegation mire, Moyes needs to place his faith in Hernandez.

"We had more possession in the second half but we didn't create clear chances. We've got a very good team when everybody's fit". However, a combination of excellent goalkeeping from Adrian, disciplined defending from West Ham and some freaky decisions by Watford's front men, they were unable to capitalise.

But when Arnautovic, fit again after three games out injured, began to get on the ball West Ham looked a totally different team, especially to the one which surrendered so meekly at Brighton last weekend. "In the Chelsea game we were running and fighting, and today we didn't do it enough", Watford manager Javi Gracia told reporters after the game.

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.