West Ham press conference live: David Moyes on Newcastle, transfers, and brutal fixtures


Good evening and welcome along to live coverage of David Moyes’ post-match press conference after West Ham were well beaten 2-0 by Newcastle United in their first match of the new season

The Hammers manager’s first starting eleven of the new campaign was very familiar to the old one, showing just one change from the side that drew with Aston Villa on the final day of last season.

Aaron Cresswell returned at the expense of Ben Johnson, who was dropped to the bench as Ryan Fredericks lined up at right back. Michail Antonio was preferred up front to Sebastien Haller while Pablo Fornals was also handed a start ahead of Andriy Yarmolenko.

West Ham hit the crossbar twice in the first half through Angelo Ogbonna and Pablo Fornals but that didn’t mask what was a pretty poor opening 45 from the hosts, who certainly were not at the races.

Callum Wilson spurned two good chances for the visitors who had a lot of joy down the left flank, while former Hammers striker Andy Carroll had a good chance deflected wide after a glaring error from Issa Diop.

The Hammers started the second half poorly and they were made to pay when Callum Wilson scored on debut for Newcastle after his £20million move from Bournemouth. The striker has now scored nine goals in his last eight games against the Hammers.

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Moyes threw on Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko in a bid to claw the scoreline back but the home side lacked any sort of ideas and the Toon backline was more than comfortable in seeing out the victory in the capital.

In fact, they doubled their advantage with two minutes to go as Jeff Hendrick fired a beauty into the far corner past Fabianski with two minutes to go to wrap up all three points.

It doesn’t get any easier from here for the Hammers, who travel to Arsenal next weekend in the Premier League before games against Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, Man City and Liverpool

We will be bringing you live coverage from the manager when he faces the media and, as always, there will be a full transcript with every word the Hammers manager had to say online later this evening.





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