West Ham boss Moyes confirms Hart recall

Mae Harvey
March 11, 2018

Moyes spoke about the moment Mark Noble clashed with a pitch invader and admitted that he thought the Hammers skipper might have been sent-off for his actions: "A little bit (though he might be sent-off)".

David Moyes believes that the pitch invaders in West Ham United's 3-0 home defeat to Burnley had "crossed the line" and praised his players for their composure.

West Ham United are in the thick of the relegation battle ahead of the visit of Burnley to the London Stadium.

The afternoon got even worse for David Moyes' side when Wood netted a third for the visitors, latching onto the rebound after Joe Hart spilled a Johann Berg Gudmundsson shot.

"Saturday is the first of those games, the players know exactly what's required of them and what they need to do".

After a goalless first half, Burnley took the lead through Ashley Barnes in the 66th minute - prompting a number of supporters to invade the pitch and approach West Ham players. However, both players are too inconsistent and will find life tough against one of the hardest working teams in the league.

Referee Lee Mason was also forced to stop the game shortly after when another supporter came on to the pitch, grabbed a corner flag and attempted to plant it in the centre circle.

David Moyes Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium
West Ham boss Moyes confirms Hart recall

Burnley displayed a ruthless streak as the situation deteriorated around them and Dyche was impressed by his team's composure in utterly surreal circumstances.

"I've said it all along [of Hart], he's been good". Whatever's going on, let's at least get on with the game.

"There's going to be more pressure on them than there is on most of those teams at the bottom because there's newly promoted teams and there's teams that aren't seen as (being) as good as West Ham".

Scotland Yard has received two allegations of assault and West Ham said it has launched a "full and thorough investigation" into today's events.

There is no place at any level of the game for what happened at the London Stadium today.

"You could argue that we had coped with just about everything up until the time. There will be no further comment at this time". (But) I'm more interested in the football and why we didn't do well enough in the game. We needed the supporters with us in a different way.

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