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Moyes: Hammers will enjoy top-four race

David Moyes insists West Ham will savour their attempt to upset the odds and reach the Champions League.

The Hammers continue to be a surprise package this season and their 3-2 win at Wolves lifted them above Chelsea and into fourth place in the Premier League table.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Hammers boss Moyes said: “Who would have been saying that West Ham would be in the top four with eight games to go in the Premier League?

“If I had said that to you (the media) you would have all been rolling on the floor holding your bellies laughing at me.

“So let’s put it in perspective. We’re doing a great job. The players have been unbelievable.”

Monday’s victory at Molineux came after Chelsea suffered their first defeat under Thomas Tuchel, going down 5-2 at home to struggling West Brom.

It raised hopes that West Ham could pip London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham to a top-four finish.

Moyes said: “I don’t know if we can finish there. The teams around us are much stronger, more equipped and been there and done it many more times – we’ve not.

“So why should we not try and enjoy it? I’ve been a manager, I’ve been around a lot, so I’ve decided to say ‘Well we’re going to go for it, we’re going to see if we can do it. If we fall short then we fall short’.

“But I don’t think we’ll have ever fallen short this season of what was expected of West Ham. I think we’ve probably achieved that already and we’re hoping that we can do even more.”

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