Gushing Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy says West Ham United are his guilty pleasure and he can’t get enough of David Moyes’s side.
West Ham were deserved winners at Goodison Park.
And David Moyes exacted a measure of revenge for a defeat by the same scoreline at the London Stadium during the run-in last season which proved damaging for the club’s hopes of a Champions League spot.
West Ham needed a set-piece to win the game against an Everton side chasing their best start to a season for generations.
But in truth West Ham were totally dominant from the start, passing the ball around like the genuine top European outfit they have become.
Hammers hero Declan Rice was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch.
And the likes of Kurt Zouma, goalscorer Angelo Ogbonna, Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell were also excellent.
Assessing the game on Match of the Day 2, former Liverpool star Danny Murphy admitted West Ham are his guilty pleasure and he simply cannot get enough of Moyes’s boys.
Gushing Danny Murphy says West Ham are his guilty pleasure and he can’t get enough
“I really enjoy watching them play,” Murphy said on MOTD2.
“They’re so well balanced, defensively very well organised, very well coached. They’ve got no passengers when they defend, they’re all at it. They all know what each other is doing, they all cover each other.
“From an attacking point of view, good variation in their play, good rotation of positions, nice and confident.
“Really good team, I mean this West Ham side’s full of confidence, goes to Goodison 62% possession, 16 shots, nine on corners.
“This West Ham side’s full of legs, full of confidence. I really enjoy watching them play, it was terrific.”
How brilliant is it to wake up on a Monday morning and read such gushing praise of your team.
Goodison Park used to be a write-off for West Ham.
Everton have beaten the Hammers more often than any other in the history of both sides.
But Moyes has worked wonders with this team. And now the likes of Goodison Park hold no fear for West Ham.
Another away win and what looks set to be another tilt at the top six.
And flying high in Europe with two wins needed there to all but guarantee a place in the last 16 and a double header against Genk on the way.