‘One of the worst performances’ – Moyes admits West Ham let themselves down in heavy defeat

After suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brighton, David Moyes admitted that West Ham’s poor performance let themselves down.

The defeat means that the Hammers are now winless in their last 11 Premier League away matches and are still in danger of being relegated.

Moyes’ side have never beaten Brighton in the Premier League and their poor run continued with this loss. The Seagulls scored four goals, including a penalty from Alexis Mac Allister, tap-ins for Joel Veltman and Kaoru Mitoma, and a late strike from Danny Welbeck.

The defeat was West Ham’s heaviest since they lost 5-0 at home to Manchester City in August 2019. Despite initially receiving support from the fans, Moyes faced chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ and ‘sacked in the morning’ in the second half of the match.

“It wasn’t good. We’ve not played well today, we let ourselves down,” said Hammers boss Moyes, as relays the Irish News.

“We were always coming to play a team that would have a lot of possession so we knew we’d find ourselves having to give up a bit more than we would normally do.

“We had a couple of really good chances to equalise in the first half and didn’t take them. We went in 1-0 down, it was really disappointing. We hoped we’d come out and play better in the second half and it was the opposite.

“Certainly in my second spell back (at West Ham), it would be one of the worst performances.”