·20 September 2022
·20 September 2022
The Hammers slipped two points from safety after suffering their fifth Premier League defeat of the season at Everton on Sunday.
Following a 15-day break since they were controversially denied a last-gasp draw away at Chelsea, Moyes’ side travelled to Goodison Park hoping to record just their second victory of the season.
West Ham were up against an Everton team that were winless, but they turned in another underwhelming display, which leaves them on four points from a possible 21.
The Londoners were the dominant side, but Tomas Soucek’s header that sailed wide, Said Benrahma’s effort that crashed the post and Maxwel Cornet’s late strike that was saved by Asmir Begovic were the closest they came to adding to their three top-flight goals.
Ultimately, West Ham were sunk by Neal Maupay’s first Everton goal in the second half, which ensured they’ll spent the international break inside the relegation zone.
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Brown doesn’t think that Moyes’ side are performing poorly, but he’s concerned about their lack of cutting edge in front of goal, with Jarrod Bowen yet to get off the mark in the league, while Michail Antonio has scored just once.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “At the moment, you can’t see them scoring that many goals, which is the big worry.
“I don’t think they played particularly badly against Everton; it was just a little flat. I think they could easily have won that game if the breaks had gone their way.
“So, there isn’t a huge amount to worry about. But I do think that he needs to start working out where all these players are going to fit into his team.”
The likes of Pablo Fornals, Bowen and Antonio have rarely let Moyes down in recent years, but now might be the time for the Scotsman to freshen up his squad.
Not only are those three desperately out of form, but Moyes now has options in his squad after spending more than £160m this summer.
Three of the four substitutes made against Everton were Said Benrahma, Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca, with that trio in particular hoping to get more chances in the Premier League next month.
Moyes could also look to increase Flynn Downes’ game-time after the international break, although he’ll have a tough task on his hands to replace Soucek, who’s started 79 of the last 83 Premier League games.
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