Sometimes you need a marquee performance to turn around a season and even a club, something that stamps both your personality and authority on a place.
Maybe David Moyes got that from his West Ham side on Sunday with his all-important first victory at the club in his fifth game. Certainly, the patrons of the London Stadium haven’t seen anything this good this season. Some would say they haven’t seen anything quite like this since moving into the new ground.
On the bench, behind Moyes, sat some big names in Andy Carroll, Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez. In the stands were restless supporters, some of whom might have been sceptical when Moyes arrived last month. But it’s hard to argue with a side this much improved.
They roared their delight at the end and sang their club song as heartily as has been heard in these parts for some time. It’s not Tottenham or Millwall but victory over Chelsea is almost as good as it gets.
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