West Ham’s win over Liverpool on Sunday was much more than just three points. The hard-fought 3-2 victory handed a stellar Liverpool their first defeat in 25 games, pushed the Hammers into the top three in the standings, and gave Moyes his first ever win over a Klopp side, among other things.
What the win meant to the Hammers’ manager was clear for all to see, considering his uninhibited celebration of Zouma’s 74th minute header and the match winner.
To make things better, in the stands stood quite a good number of the London side’s board members, accompanied by co-owner David Gold. Talking to Jim White, Gold described Moyes as “very easy to work with, proper, and one of the best managers he has worked with” so far.
Gold was clearly happy for Moyes, whose career is at its best right now, and said it was fantastic to give the manager a guard of honor after the game. “I’m so pleased for him…seeing him come into the boardroom…was fantastic. He got a guard of honor as he walked in…”
Going into the international break, the Hammers stand 3rd on the table, a commendable effort seeing as the Scot has turned his inexpensively acquired players into a force to watch out for.
With the board and owners present during such a monumental win, the Scottish manager could have landed himself the support he needs to acquire even better players that could have pushed the Hammers to a title.