Marko Arnautovic Starts - West Ham Team vs Watford Confirmed

Marko Arnautovic Starts - West Ham Team vs Watford Confirmed

Marko Arnautovic Starts - West Ham Team vs Watford Confirmed

The Hornets won their opening three Premier League away matches of the season but have since only managed one victory and five points from 10 games (W1, D2, L7).

It really was a complete display from West Ham in the contest, as Moyes was obviously buoyed by the return of Arnautovic and Michail Antonio to the starting lineup.

Many predicted that Arnautovic would be one of the first players who Moyes disposed of when he came into the club, but the Austrian has proved every single one of his critics wrong, and has been nothing short of sensational for the Hammers over the past few months.

Etienne Capoue shot after Troy Deeney went down in the box, at the other end Arnautovic hit straight at the goalkeeper from close range but the Hammers did go ahead before the break. Mark Noble will look to control midfield, while Joao Mario and Marko Arnautovic also play.

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Add to that the sacking of Tony Henry - director of player recruitment - following claims he told agents West Ham do not want to sign any more African players, and Sullivan is determined to make changes to the club's set-up. The latter was practically electric throughout the contest, producing the ideal crossing assist for Hernandez to head home in the 38th minute to give the Hammers the lead.

Proceedings had become somewhat scruffy, with passes drifting astray and the overall shape and quality of the contest slipping alarmingly short of what either side was capable of. We will try to do better next time. Indeed, only a horribly off-target header from Richarlison prevented the mood darkening as Watford continued to probe.

Not only has Moyes improved the side, but the relegation fight has certainly opened up, with a host of clubs now in the mix - and a huge amount of sides aware that a string of bad results would see them face the drop - and that can only be a good thing for West Ham and their odds of survival.

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