Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

David Moyes hands Joe Hart World Cup lifeline with West Ham start

David Moyes hands Joe Hart World Cup lifeline with West Ham start

West Ham's game with Burnley descended into chaos on Saturday afternoon at the London Stadium.

"I was on the touchline looking on to the pitch, trying to get us back in the game".

As part of an ugly morning which featured a fan planted a corner flag at midfield and a section of the crowd nearly universally turning away from the pitch, West Ham veteran Mark Noble tackled a pitch intruder.

Those sitting directly in front of the directors' box chanted their disapproval towards co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, who eventually departed the room.

All Whites and West Ham United defender Winston Reid has vowed to fight through another injury setback. Mark Noble will look to control midfield, while Joao Mario and Michail Antonio also start.

Noble threw the fan to the ground, before being restrained by teammate Joe Hart.

"I hope, and I want the players to have the chance now to play with more freedom", Dyche said. It's been like this for the past two seasons, since we moved to this stadium.

"We are footballers and we are targets but we have got to protect ourselves". It seemed today that the fans had had enough. While Burnley had started the game well, Everton took the lead after 20 minutes with Jordan Pickford performing heroics in the Toffees goal to prevent the Clarets coming back into the match.

"The atmosphere was awful". A lot of my players did well with the way they acted. They are a true, honest and passionate bunch of people.

"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".

The result left West Ham in 16th place on 30 points. just three clear of the drop zone.

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