David Moyes starts flying when West Ham crushes Bournemouth
LONDON: David Moyes made a perfect start to his second spell in charge of West ham after two goals from Mark Noble and one for each Felipe Anderson & Sebastien Haller He gave the Hammers a 4-0 victory at home Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Moyes, who saved the club from relegation during a six-month stint in 2017-18 & replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the helm on Sunday, saw West ham produce arguably their best performance of what has been a patchy season.
Noble shot the home team ahead with a 17-minute deflected shot from 20 meters before Haller doubled his lead with a spectacular goal eight minutes later, shooting at a cross by Ryan Fredericks with an acrobatic volley.
Noble rounded off a perfect first half for West ham with a 35th-minute penalty, sending goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale the wrong way after he was fouled by Harry Wilson as he muscled his way past the Bournemouth forward.
Anderson added the fourth midway through the second half as he shook off his marker & slid the ball under Ramsdale before a VAR check rescinded a red card for West ham defender Aaron Cresswell, who was instead booked for a poor tackle.
The result lifted West ham to 16th in the standings on 22 points from 20 games while 18th-placed Bournemouth , who have 20 points, dropped into the relegation zone after suffering their eighth league defeat in the last 10 games.