West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

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"We want more ups than downs, the supporters want more ups than downs and we have had a few too many downs and and not enough ups and we know we need to do better".

"I know how we got those points - running a lot, and working a lot - and I think this is the key to the future". Back then, Watford were eighth and warding off Everton's interest in Marco Silva, whilst West Ham were 18th.

West Ham lost 3-1 to Brighton last weekend, snapping a six-game points streak for David Moyes' team. We will not be signing a player that the manager hasn't seen play, and we hope we will spend our money better.

"When I took over we were in the relegation zone, I'd have said "you're kidding" if you said we could get into the top 10 when I took over". We were very wary of Watford after their performance and result against Chelsea.

Fans were disappointed with a lack of incoming players at the London Stadium on deadline day, with striker Jordan Hugill's arrival from Preston the only first-team acquisition.

And with the FA 5th Round being next week, West Ham will have a two week break before facing off against Liverpool at Anfield on February 24.

However, their only home league victory in the last five attempts came against West Brom on 2 January (W1, D3, L1).

They have failed to keep a clean sheet in eight league fixtures since a three-match run without conceding a goal in December. The Chicharito goal vs Watford was his third goal in four matches. The latter was practically electric throughout the contest, producing the flawless crossing assist for Hernandez to head home in the 38th minute to give the Hammers the lead.

Three points and one position in the Premier League table separate West Ham and Watford ahead of their game at London Stadium. We didn't win much and I thought Watford were first to most things.

Probability of away win: 29%.

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