West Ham clinical in Watford win

Arnold Nichols
February 11, 2018

Watford have as many as 11 players now injured, but they will be able to field Troy Deeney, who escaped an FA charge for using an obscene gesture during the club's massive 4-1 win over Chelsea.

There's still a feeling he will leave in the summer because co-owner David Sullivan went on line to say the club will no longer pick players without their manager's say-so. Back then, Watford were eighth and warding off Everton's interest in Marco Silva, whilst West Ham were 18th. We were very wary of Watford after their performance and result against Chelsea.

"I thought we started really well", Moyes said after the game. We need to give him service.

"Hopefully it might not be the season but he has had a fix to his medial ligament and more than likely he will be out for most of the season, who knows, we might get him back before the end but probably not", Moyes said of the Spanish midfielder.

A win would be huge for either team, and the same goes for every team down there, because not all of the teams below them will pick up points this weekend. And we're trying to find a set-up that, long-term, will deliver better.

Despite the victory, West Ham remains in twelfth place, with a five point buffer from the drop zone.

Up next for West Ham in the Premier League is a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on February 24.

Add to that the sacking of Tony Henry - director of player recruitment - following claims he told agents West Ham do not want to sign any more African players, and Sullivan is determined to make changes to the club's set-up.

Although the visitors enjoyed their best spell of the match after the restart, Hammers 'keeper Adrian was rarely troubled - although one save from a Gerard Deulofeu free kick midway through the half was particularly important.

Now, David Moyes has revealed that he has no qualms about what happened at Marseille.

Michail Antonio has scored six goals in his last seven league matches against Watford but has failed to score in his last 19 home appearances. "Hopefully by the end of the week they might earn a day or two off but they are going to have to earn it".

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