BBC pundit slams West Ham after defeat v Everton, highlights two areas of concern for Moyes
BBC Sport pundit Danny Murphy has questioned the fitness and the commitment of the West Ham United players after the 4-0 defeat by Everton last night.
The Hammers were thrashed at Goodison Park and are now without a win in their last seven Premier League matches.
After the defeat against his former club West Ham boss David Moyes raised his concerns about his side’s defending and former Premier League midfielder Murphy agreed.
“The defending tonight for West Ham, there was no pressure on the ball, no desire”, said the pundit, speaking on Match of the Day last night (29/11, 10:45pm).
“The second half was better but it’s easy to be better when you’re 2-0 down, you’ve got nothing to lose.”
Wayne Rooney stole the show for Everton last night with his first Toffees hat-trick, and Murphy said that West Ham are missing a player of his quality.
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“I don’t know whether they’re not fit, I don’t know what it is but there’s something missing and they’ve got no one like Rooney.”
A terrible first-half performance from the Hammers saw Everton legend Rooney score twice inside the opening half an hour.
West Ham did improve after the break, Aaron Cresswell struck the crossbar with a left-foot shot, but the damage had already been done.
Rooney then completed his hat-trick with a contender for goal of the season from inside his own half, before Ashley Williams headed in a fourth from a corner late on.
Manuel Lanzini had a great chance to get West Ham back in the game, but his penalty was saved by Jordan Pickford with the score at 2-0.
The result means that Moyes has taken just one point from his first three games in charge of West Ham.