David Moyes singled out two West Ham players for criticism after our shambolic defeat to Southampton yesterday afternoon.

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The Hammers are currently in free-fall.

Five points from our last seven Premier League games has seen us drop from third place in the table down to sixth and we’ve played two games more than seventh placed Manchester United.

These are worrying times for West Ham. There’s no need to panic just yet though.

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David Moyes has done so much good work over the past 18 months. We should all trust in his ability to get his team firing again.

One thing’s for sure, the Scot will be giving it to his players with both barrels behind closed doors.

David Moyes criticises West Ham duo after Saints defeat

The Hammers boss was clearly not pleased one little bit with his team’s overall performance yesterday. He took off Pablo Fornals and Nikola Vlasic at half-time and brought on Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio in their place.

And Moyes responded to reporters yesterday when asked if he was unhappy with the contributions of Vlasic and Fornals, as quoted by Football.London:

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“No, I didn’t think so in the first half. I thought we were really poor. I thought we didn’t have enough energy but I thought that when we did get the ball and we gave it away really cheaply really quickly, it didn’t allow us to sort of build any momentum or any feeling that we were getting a bit of control of the game.”

Pablo Fornals and Nikola Vlasic both need to do a lot more.

But we have more problems than just those two. Our defending was shambolic yesterday, embarrassing even. We are missing Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna more than anyone would ever have thought we would do.

Moyes must find a way of making us competitive again. We need to get back to our well-drilled and well-organised old selves.

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If we can do that, then hopefully the attacking players like Vlasic and Fornals can start to thrive again.

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