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David Moyes tells West Ham fans to get behind the team after first game in charge ends in defeat

Moyes' 500th Premier League game did not go to plan

Sunday, November 19, 2017

David Moyes pleaded with West Ham fans to support the team after his opening game as manager ended in a 2-0 loss to Watford.

Will Hughes and Richarlison scored for the Hornets to extend the Hammers’ miserable start to the season.

They remain in the relegation zone after a seventh league defeat and Moyes insists his new side need help from the supporters if they are to get out of this mess.

He said: “Im going to say this to the supporters: we need your help.

“I don’t know all the history of West Ham – I wouldn’t pretend to know that.

“But the team need you; the players need your support.

Chants of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” and “sack the board” could be heard from the away section of the crowd at Vicarage Road.

Moyes continued: “I said to the players after, it’s hard to play, but we need to give them something to cheer about and something to shout about.

“I don’t know what’s gone on in the past, it’s not my business. But I want us to be a united team. I want us to be a united club.

“I know it’s difficult, I’ll do everything I can to get better performances for the supporters because today’s wouldn’t have been good enough, that’s for sure.”

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