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‘Atrocious’ – David Moyes furious with West Ham’s performance in Crystal Palace defeat


West Ham manager David Moyes labelled his side’s performance as atrocious after their 5-2 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Eagles were 4-0 up against the Hammers at Selhurst Park after 31 minutes, with Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Jean-Philippe Mateta and an own goal from Emerson giving Oliver Glasner’s side an emphatic lead.

West Ham pulled two back during the game, but Palace secured all three points in the second half, with Mateta grabbing his brace.

It was the most goals Palace had scored in a game under Glasner since he was appointed.

Moyes said: “Certainly the opening 30 minutes was as bad as I can remember any of my teams at West Ham. I have to say it was more than 30 minutes, but the first 30 minutes was atrocious. 

“We didn’t play well, didn’t defend well, which was a big thing really. The players were way off it and we got what we deserved in the end – we just didn’t really turn up.

“I’m giving taking no excuses whatsoever from nothing in midweek. We get praise for our performance in midweek, and I praise the players for the performance, but, certainly, I’m not praising them for anything today and not taking anything because we were so poor, ridiculously poor. To be a Premier League club, you’ve got to show a bit about yourself.

“There’ll be a lot of games that are difficult and this was always going to be a difficult game.”

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