Hammers boss David Moyes has mocked West Ham fans and says they don’t know what they’re talking about as things turn toxic.

Another week, another hugely frustrating Premier League performance and result for West Ham after the last gasp 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

The harsh reality for the Hammers is that on the balance of play a point from the game would have been a good result given the way the team played.

But West Ham got the defeat their negative, clueless display deserved in the end on a horrible afternoon in east London.

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West Ham were being completely played off the park by Palace in the first half when Said Benrahma produced a wonderful goal out of nothing, belting the ball past Vicente Guaita from outside the box.

The Hammers gifted the Eagles an equaliser before the break, though, with Craig Dawson playing a woeful pass to Thilo Kehrer who managed to produce an even worse piece of control to allow Palace to find Wilf Zaha in the box for the easiest goal he’ll score all season.

It was a similar story in the 94th minute when the hapless Michail Antonio – with all the time in the world – sent over a brainless cross straight into Guaita’s arms and Palace broke away in scenes reminiscent of what he did five years ago at Selhurst Park.

Break they did and Michael Olise was allowed to cut in on his left foot by the visibly ageing Aaron Cresswell and hit a shot which deflected off the defender and over Lukasz Fabianski into the goal.

Moyes hauled off Gianluca Scamacca at half-time despite the striker having had nothing but scraps to work with yet again.

And the Scot substituted Benrahma to a chorus of boos from the West Ham supporters with the scores at 1-1.

Just in case the Hammers boss did not get the message, the home crowd then chanted “Oh Said Benrahma” as the Algerian made his way around the pitch back to the bench.

Tomas Soucek was distastefully jeered off by the home fans and the entire team was booed off at the end of a game which leaves West Ham just two points off the bottom three.

In defending his actions after the game, the manager went on the attack.

Moyes mocked West Ham fans and says they don’t know what they’re talking about as things turn toxic at the London Stadium.

West Ham United v Crystal Palace - Premier League
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David Moyes mocks West Ham fans and says they don’t know what they’re talking about as things turn toxic

“I think if you are watching the game from there (when Benrahma came off), I actually think we got better,” Moyes told The Evening Standard.

“You wouldn’t see it, Said was badly strapped up on his knee and was touch and go for the game. It was about 60 minutes and I didn’t think he was moving as free as what he could do. Overall, we made the choice and I actually thought at that period we got slightly better.

“I thought he scored a good goal, I don’t know if he had much of an impact after. There’s a lot of people, a lot of experts out there isn’t there? You have to make the decisions that you think gets you the best chance.”

West Ham simply must produce positive performances and results against Blackburn and Leicester this week or it is going to be a long six weeks festering on this awful start to the season for fans, players and staff.

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