Moyes identifies area of West Ham display that earned win
David Moyes was keen to point out the defensive resilience of his West Ham team after they beat Watford 3-1 on Friday night.
The two sides were level on points ahead of kick-off, meaning the loser was plunged deeper in to trouble.
However three first half goals from the Hammers set them on their way to three points. Michail Antonio, Tomáš Souček and Declan Rice all netted for the home side.
Troy Deeney pulled one back for the Hornets just four minutes into the second half, putting West Ham under pressure.
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But despite the goal, the East London stayed strong and saw the game out comfortably. And Moyes was keen to give credit to his players for that in his post-match interview.
He told Sky Sports: “We’ve not defended as well as I would have liked, but tonight we did. We stood up to everything we got.
“We’re disappointed with the goal, you always are, but we knew if we conceded one that would give them a bit of encouragement.
“But we also knew that if we got a fourth goal it would have ended the game. We couldn’t quite get that, but out first half was excellent.
“So was the second half. On a defensive side, we’ve done a really good job there as well.”