West Ham boss Moyes sets sights on top ten after Watford win

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Watford actually carved open the first opportunities of an open game, Etienne Capoue with a shot deflected over and, from the corner, Adrian Mariappa's header forcing a smart save from Hammers goalkeeper Adrian.

The Hertfordshire outfit had brushed champions Chelsea aside with alarming ease last time out and firmly believed that they could take another step towards securing their Premier League berth by completing a double over West Ham following a routine 2-0 success at Vicarage Road back in mid-November - incidentally, Moyes' first game in the Hammers hot seat.

Watford now have a fortnight off before their next match against Everton on February 24. Hes doing a really good job for us.

The Hammers have been hit by an injury crisis over the last month or so, however, it was one of their returning stars that gave them the much-needed lift. We have a good understanding with each other and both of us scored today.

A win would be huge for either team, and the same goes for every team down there, because not all of the teams below them will pick up points this weekend.

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David Moyes admitted he never thought he could guide his West Ham side into the top ten upon taking over at the club.

Tensions flared in the London Stadium concourse at half-time with fans being ejected from the ground, and a pint of beer was also thrown into a steward's face. The Chicharito goal vs Watford was his third goal in four matches.

West Ham look a totally different team when the Austrian, a £24million summer signing from Stoke, gets on the ball and his late goal killed off the Hornets after Javier Hernandez had opened the scoring.

"The most important thing I would say to everybody is unity, pulling together".

Probability of away win: 29%.