PREMIER League strugglers West Ham United were left facing disciplinary action after angry fans repeatedly invaded the pitch in shameful scenes during a 3-0 loss at home to Burnley on Saturday that left the London club just three points above the relegation zone.
"Apart from past year (at Sunderland), I've not really been involved too much at the bottom end of the table".
But this was not just a case of those tensions spilling over. Arthur Masuaku will serve the last game of his six-match ban for spitting while Andy Carroll and Pedro Obiang missing out as well.
"I was on the touchline looking on to the pitch, trying to get us back in the game".
Burnley's recent 11-match winless run, brought to an end with a 2-1 win over Everton last weekend, was the third longest of its kind in the Premier League this season.
West Ham United head into Saturday's clash with Burnley with veteran defender Pablo Zabaleta hailing the showdown the first of "nine finals" as the Hammers continue their desperate fight against relegation.
Newcastle were the big winners on another tense afternoon at the foot of the Premier League table as West Ham and Southampton suffered damaging defeats.
Nevertheless, Moyes tried to keep the conversation on the football: "I thought we did well first half - probably had two great chances to be in front at half-time - we should have been in front at half-time". You know what it is, you can't come on the pitch and the players know that they have to perform on the pitch. "Luckily I have been playing more than on the bench, and that's where you want to be".
"We would like to commend referee Lee Mason and his team of officials for their actions which, combined with the cooperation of players and coaching staff from both clubs, enabled the match to be completed". West Brom's last three home games have seen 11 goals scored. "It does make the atmosphere really tough to play in".
Their success and that of their respective teams could be determined by the form of the players around them.
"It's changing all the time, there is very little between the teams in 10th and down the bottom so I think any one team can beat the other".