David Moyes has urged West Ham to finish the season on a high after Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Leicester gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost.
Joao Mario opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium and captain Mark Noble sealed matters with a possible goal-of-the-season contender.
The result came as a welcome boost following a turbulent week for the Hammers. Andy Carroll was fined following what Moyes described as the striker’s “unacceptable” and “inexcusable” behaviour against Manchester City last weekend, and was then sent home from training for refusing to apologise.
Following a first win in five games, Moyes said: “I’m really pleased with the performance, the first half especially. But more importantly what really mattered was the result.
“Everyone is aware of the importance of the games, they’re running out with three left to go. The sooner we got a win, the better, and I thought the players went about it really well.
“We will try to win the last two games and see where that puts us in the league. If we do that then it might look like West Ham were never in trouble.
“The bottom end of the division has been so tight all season – a couple of wins could take you into mid-table or a couple of defeats could put you near the bottom three.”