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David Moyes is getting things right at West Ham

20 January 2021 | Premier League | Opinion
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David Moyes is getting things right at West Ham
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On Tuesday night, West Ham recorded a 2-1 home win over West Brom at the London Stadium, with goals from Jarrad Bowen and Michail Antonio enough to ensure the Hammers victory.

The win moved the Irons up to sixth place in the table, in a highly competitive section of the Premier League table.

Head coach David Moyes deserves credit for his team’s good form this season, as the Scot has built a very solid and hard-working team with a pinch of flair in the likes of Jarrad Bowen and Said Benrahma. The former Everton head coach has come in for some criticism in recent years.

However, it is hard to argue with his team’s performance this season. Half-way through the season, the Irons are looking more like European challengers than the relegation strugglers they have been in the recent past in the English Premier League.

Some observers have called Moyes style of management out of date. This season is proving he still has what it takes to manage at the right end of the Premier League table.

His best spell as a boss, of course, came during his 11-year stint at Everton. The Toffees challenged for the top-six on several occasions under Moyes.

The current Hammers teams have many similarities to the Scot’s best teams on Merseyside. They are hard to beat and can grind results out.

If they can maintain their form for the rest of the season, then West Ham could very well be a surprise contender for a top-six spot, which will more than likely bring European football next season. There is still a long way to go this season and a top-six finish may not happen in the current campaign.

However, the campaign has shown that David Moyes is moving West Ham in the right direction and that he is far from finished as a Premier League boss.

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England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
Premier League Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 65 27 20 5 2 56 17 39
2. Manchester United 50 26 14 8 4 53 32 21
3. Leicester City 49 26 15 4 7 45 30 15
4. West Ham 45 26 13 6 7 40 31 9
5. Chelsea 44 26 12 8 6 41 25 16
6. Liverpool 43 26 12 7 7 47 34 13
7. Everton 43 25 13 4 8 38 33 5
8. Tottenham 39 25 11 6 8 41 27 14
9. Aston Villa 39 24 12 3 9 38 26 12
10. Arsenal 37 26 11 4 11 34 27 7
11. Leeds United 35 26 11 2 13 43 44 -1
12. Wolverhampton 34 27 9 7 11 28 37 -9
13. Crystal Palace 33 26 9 6 11 29 43 -14
14. Southampton 30 26 8 6 12 31 44 -13
15. Burnley 28 26 7 7 12 18 34 -16
16. Brighton 26 26 5 11 10 26 33 -7
17. Newcastle United 26 26 7 5 14 27 44 -17
18. Fulham 23 26 4 11 11 21 32 -11
19. West Bromwich 17 26 3 8 15 20 55 -35
20. Sheffield United 11 26 3 2 21 15 43 -28

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