West Ham boss David Moyes relieved after Stoke draw

  • West Ham boss David Moyes relieved after Stoke draw

West Ham boss David Moyes relieved after Stoke draw

However, Sam Byram, Pedro Obiang and Winston Reid are all still on the sidelines.

West Ham will count themselves unlucky not to have won after having three goals disallowed in the second half, but the victory means they now stand seven points clear of the bottom three, while Stoke are five points adrift of the safety zone. "The Hammers will probably just survive - but it's been a long and troubled campaign which will fill nobody which much optimism for the immediate future".

West Ham manager David Moyes has transformed the previously inconsistent Austrian winger into his side's talisman by playing him as an out-and-out striker.

"We didn't go out there with it really planned". It's not enough yet but the last two games have given us a lift.

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"If we can keep on doing what we are doing we will win games".

"I'm pleased we have got people off the bench who can make a difference - we've not always had the depth this season".

"If we get a win it drags a few back in and that's the most important thing".

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For Crouch, the finish gives him the title of all-time leading goalscorer for Stoke in the Premier League.

West Ham have only won back-to-back Premier League games at the London Stadium on one previous occasion back in December 2016.

Arnautovic, 28, had a poor start to his West Ham career and failed to score in his first 11 league appearances but has found a rich vein of form and scored nine in his last 14 outings.