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David Moyes laments embarrassing West Ham as Declan Rice looks broken after Newcastle thrashing

David Moyes laments his embarrassing West Ham side as Declan Rice looks broken speaking after the Newcastle thrashing on Wednesday.

Champions League-chasing Newcastle capitalised on the Hammers’ poor defence to put five past them at the London Stadium, putting more pressure on manager David Moyes.

Joelinton and Callum Wilson gave the visitors a superb start within 15 minutes, before Kurt Zouma then pulled one back.

However, blunders made by Nayef Faguerd and Lukasz Fabiaski allowed Wilson and Alexander Isak both to increase the lead, then Joelinton made it five in stoppage time.

West Ham are just outside the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference after the defeat.

Moyes’ team is one of four teams with 27 points, alongside Everton and Nottingham Forest, and 18th-place Bournemouth.

Newcastle sit third, three points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham. They have a game in their hands after Eddie Howe’s fourth consecutive win.

Player ratings (via Sky Sports)

West Ham: Fabianski (6), Kehrer (6), Zouma (5), Aguerd (5), Emerson (5), Soucek (6), Rice (7), Paqueta (6), Bowen (6), Antonio (7), Benrahma (6)

Subs: Ings (6), Downes (6), Coufal (6), Cornet (6)

Newcastle: Pope (6), Trippier (7), Schar (8), Botman (8), Burn (6), Longstaff (7), Guimaraes (7), Joelinton (7), Murphy (7), Wilson (8), Saint-Maximin (7)

Subs: Willock (7), Gordon (7), Targett (6), Manquillo (6)

Player of the match: Callum Wilson

David Moyes admitted multiple mistakes had cost his West Ham United team any chance of a win against Newcastle United on Wednesday evening.

He said: “I thought the first and second goal were incredibly poor but I suppose it doesn’t help when they don’t come close to how bad the third and fourth were.

“That was a night where I thought we may have created more opportunities than we did against Southampton and there were bits of play that were better than they were against Southampton tonight.

“We were up against a better side and they opened us up at times and created chances, but we did as well.

“We were in 2-1 down at half-time and were back in the game, but then came out and gave away a goal after 30 seconds.

“I actually thought we played well in the opening five minutes before we conceded the opening goal from a corner.

“We hadn’t done an awful lot wrong except our defending was really, really rotten tonight and obviously when went 2-0 down we left ourselves a mountain to climb.

“We stuck at it, got a goal from a set piece which we hadn’t been doing and had one or two other half-opportunities and we just didn’t take them.

“At half-time, the message was ‘let’s get the second goal, be patient if we have to be patient with it’, but within seconds we were 3-1 down.

“We got great reaction last year when we were winning games and I suppose if you’re not winning then you get a different reaction.

“We’re going to go away and get ourselves ready [for the challenges to come].

“I don’t think we’ve got anything to show or anything to prove but deep down, after that, we got beat tonight badly and we have got to bounce back.”

Declan Rice said: “The reality is you can’t win any game of football and concede five goals how we did. Five poor, terrible mistakes that you can’t make at the top level.

“The goal at the start of the second half gave us a mountain to climb and from there it was really tough to turn it around.

““It is a really tough one to take because I felt an energy, a fight, a good start, and desire and felt the crowd pushing us. Even when we were two goals down, it didn’t feel like we should be [losing because] we were playing really well.

“We made five mistakes that you can’t make, and it is a bad night.

“There has been an incredible spirit and togetherness within the group. And like I have said all season, it hasn’t felt like we are down there but that’s the reality of the situation.

“It hurts. But we are positive that we have enough to get out of this. We can only worry about ourselves…we have picked up results. It is down to us. And if we win our games, we will be alright. And I still believe we will be fine.

“The beauty of football is that we have another game Saturday. The lads want to put it right, and the manager wants to put it right. We want that winning feeling and hopefully we can get that on the weekend.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: “It was a difficult game. I thought the high of Sunday to come here was a tough test psychologically.

“We weren’t at our very best but we were clinical today, which we probably haven’t been like for a while. It’s great to see us score goals and make the scoreline look comfortable, but I don’t think it was.

“It’s great to see because it’s something we haven’t been. If we can add that to our game then we’ll be an even stronger team. I’m really pleased with the goals and really pleased with the goalscorers. Great day for us.”

This is what social media users said as David Moyes laments his embarrassing West Ham side while Declan Rice looks broken after the Newcastle thrashing…

@OfficialBigDave: It’s not been good all season and we’re still turning up week after week at home and selling out away allocations. What more does he want?

@Fadingbubbles: There’s no fan base in the country that would back their team during that horror show. And we’ve failed to win 40 of our last 55 league games. Maybe the fans are tired of standing up for the team, maybe the players and manager should stand up and be counted instead

@westhamvoice: Stayed till bitter end at 4-0 against Brighton. I stayed to watch the 5th goal go in against Newcastle. So, Mr Moyes don’t go telling me or anyone else that you’re only a true supporter just when it’s tough. I’ll still be here when you’re long gone!!!

@W_Bellew: I knew this would happen.. this has been taken out of context. Not defending the man but take the whole interview and its completely different

@DavidMason800: He’s nailed it. So-called fans were leaving the stadium after just 15 minutes, and that has to have an impact upon the players. Even I didn’t stay for the full 4 minutes of injury time, as I didn’t believe we could turn it around. Lack of faith is what defeated West Ham tonight.

@chris77734: It’s about times the players stand up and earn the money they are paid. The people of this country are struggling due to cost of living and still turn up every week. But the players and manager dont. Sack the lot of them

@at67435: Insulting the fans again by trying to imply that we’re at fault for thinking he and the team should be doing a lot better despite the fact that we’ve supported this club through thick and thin for years or decades! He has to go. Now.

@albrown1308: Geordies are a good side (for once) this season but 5-1 @ home has to be the final nail in the wooden box…. Give it to Nobes’ & Nolan until the end of season…. Granted, will still go down no doubt but @ least with a bit more fight… Embarrassed to be a fan right now.. ⚒

@rickwhufc: I mean, we’ve just lost 1-5 at home Dave but we’ll carry on being “true supporters” while you keep robbing a living off this club!!

@Brandon_8900: Well when we see the team run and sprint, show motivation and determination no matter if we’re losing we will still be here hence last season. We haven’t seen any of that for 18 months. When we see a performance like that tonight why should be bother? True supporter? Disgrace

@leeannewhu: “we had some great results here last year” LAST YEAR, my lord

@aplin87: Rinse and repeat all season. It’s boring now, Moyes hasn’t changed anything all season and won’t change anything for Fulham so why should we expect any different 🤷🏻‍♂️

@oldgreggggggg: Haven’t seen a defensive performance like that for months 😂 that tells you how bad it’s been

@Izzy_Rascal2020: Great interview from Dec under the circumstances. I feel a bit more positive for the next game but watching that game was absolute torture.

@Mar85588: Well said Dec. Individual mistakes cost us goals and mountain to climb. It happens. The spirit and effort is still there and we’re staying up. COYI

@mgwhu: Hopefully the board react, finally, and cut Moyes loose. The guy has one plan. He cannot change tactics, hangs players out to dry and blames everyone but himself. The fans got behind the team last night but he has another pop at them. It’s 5 months too late but he has to go

@NUFC_Africa: I hope bringing Wilson and J7 in place of Willock and ISAK has given Howe the belief and confidence that he can actually rotate the squad and still get the needed results. As long as Bruno plays, I think we’ll be fine. #NUFC

@JohnnyEnglish82: Howe is so calm yet articulate, well spoken and still humble despite the result. No wonder he has this team playing out of their skins for him ⚫️⚪️⚽️🔥

@Duzman11: Weird game. We were actually pretty sloppy for the first hour and let West Ham put us under a fair bit of pressure. Combination of good finishing and clown defending gave us breathing room and then after the subs came on we played some good stuff. Put it down to the conditions.

@TommyCrow7: Regardless of what position the Toon finish this season. It will go down as the best season of my life so far. So many great memories, cup final & belta chants (he’s from Blyth especially). Playing some liquid football. Wa only just getting started aswell 🤩 #NUFC

@lee1892Johnson: Let’s be honest some had us finishing about 10th about a month ago…….the same ones who constantly moan about Burn, Longstaff & Murphy not realising that these lads are actually solid gold and something to really get behind #nufc

@ScottDaley26: Last season, after we secured safety and we’d spent the last decade fighting relegation, I hoped we could have a season in mid table and not have to worry about it. But we’re now competing Man Utd and Spurs for CL qualification instead! I absolutely LOVE this team 😍 #NUFC

@robobenjamin: Whole squad deserve plaudits after last night and the season their having, but I thought Schar was solid as ever. Warrior of a player, with immense technical ability; he meant that through ball assist. Just can’t believe the contrast to Bruce era. Also, he was only £3m ⚫️⚪️ #NUFC

@GeordieNorta: Tell you what .. if Newcastle do get in the champions league and play more midweek .. I need to learn to be able to watch them and get less pissed #nufc

@Potsyfrisk: Eddie knows best boys and girls! Just remember that, and if he happens to get his team selection wrong eventuality don’t forget he still knows best as he’s our class manager and he knows better than you! Big Joe ⚽️⚽️ and Wilson ⚽️⚽️ #nufc

@NUFCR2: 4 wins on the bounce and a massive 5-1 win. The page was turned against Wolves, but I think that win against ManU has done us a world of good in confidence. Brentford, Villa, Spurs, Everton and Southampton before Arsenal could all easily be 3 points if we play like this #NUFC

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