West Ham fans confront co-owner Gold after Swansea defeat

Glen Norman
March 5, 2018

We let them down badly.

Under the Portuguese, Swansea have won five of their nine Premier League fixtures and the triumph over David Moyes' beleaguered Hammers lifted Carvalhal's men out of the relegation zone. "We didn't turn up", said West Ham captain Mark Noble. According to Carlos Carvalhal, the Swansea manager, it was the best performance since he arrived at the club. "I am very happy, we made an important step this afternoon".

Ki Sung-yueng, Mike van der Hoorn, Andy King and Jordan Ayew, from the penalty spot, were on target to deepen West Ham's own relegation concerns, before Michail Antonio struck a consolation goal for the visitors.

Carvalhal preferred not to single any one player out for credit, saying: "When we win 4-1 it's not about one player". We were hungry from the first whistle to the last and even when we were comfortably in front at 3-0 and 4-1, we still looked hungry to improve our goal difference even further.

"They left several players out of their team, but they have improved and they have gained confidence", Moyes said.

"What we can't do now is have another bad day at Huddersfield next week".

'We drove through the snow on Friday and it took us just under seven hours to get here on a coach, but it was a poor performance from us'.

'We have trained hard at corners this week, movement, and we scored twice from them. We had no intensity in our play, we thought we could just stroll about.

Between the goals, West Ham lost defender Winston Reid, who was put in a neck brace and taken off on a stretcher after suffering what appeared to be a head injury in a goalmouth scramble.

"For the first goal, we were passing it across the back, then passed it back to the goalie, it bobbled and went out for a throw-in, and from the throw-in we concede the first goal from something I think we should save".

"He's fallen and damaged his knee", said Moyes.

"I feel I am getting there".

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