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Sport Arnautovic earns Moyes' praise for delivering 200th Premier League win

22:50  13 january  2018
22:50  13 january  2018 Source:   goal.com

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The Austrian striker earned the praise of his manager, who oversaw a mileston win as West Ham thrashed Huddersfield Town in Saturday's game.

Marko Arnautovic earned the praise of David Moyes as West Ham thrashed Huddersfield Town 4-1 in the Premier League . He then created two for Manuel Lanzini as Moyes ' men ran riot to secure a win that lifts them up to 11th, five points clear of the bottom three.

Marko Arnautovic West Ham © Provided by Goal Marko Arnautovic West Ham

David Moyes hailed the performance of Marko Arnautovic as the manager brought up Premier League win number 200 in West Ham's 4-1 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Arnautovic was involved in all four Hammers goals at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday, the Austrian making it 2-1 just 11 seconds after half-time.

He then created two for Manuel Lanzini as Moyes' men ran riot to secure a win that lifts them up to 11th, five points clear of the bottom three.

For Moyes it brought up a significant milestone in his own career, as only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp are the only managers to pass the 200 win mark in the Premier League era.

Arnautovic unleashed

  Arnautovic unleashed Marko Arnautovic has scored five goals in his last six games. We look at the stats behind his transformation in form ? We checked the stats…LICENCE TO ROAMUnder Bilic, Arnautovic was restricted to the left wing and recorded a remarkable 27 per cent of his overall activity within a small 22 x 11 sq m area - on the left flank, midway in the opposition's half.But the Austrian has been granted licence to roam under Moyes, switching wings, working around the opposition box and recording activity across the entire pitch - he even has a hotspot of activity on the right post of his own goal.

Marko Arnautovic earned the praise of David Moyes as West Ham thrashed Huddersfield Town 4-1 in the Premier League . He then created two for Manuel Lanzini as Moyes ' men ran riot to secure a win that lifts them up to 11th, five points clear of the bottom three.

The Austrian striker earned the praise of his manager, who oversaw a mileston win as West Ham thrashed Huddersfield Town in Saturday's game. David Moyes hailed the performance of Marko Arnautovic as the manager brought up Premier League win number 200 in West Ham's 4-1 victory

The Scot, however, was keen to focus on the inspired form of Arnautovic.

"I'm really pleased with Marko Arnautovic," he said. "Everybody knew how good he was at Stoke City and maybe giving him a freer role up front has given him a chance to express himself."

When pushed on his own record, Moyes added: "To be in that position, alongside those great managers, is good and I'm just glad I have managed to win a few."

The win boosts West Ham's survival hopes but Moyes is still keen to add new players to his squad to help them stay out of trouble.

"The board know - and they want to add a few players - it's just the difficulty of the month," Moyes continued. "We want to add players if that is possible.

"We have a long way to go but the players have done brilliantly well since we came in and they did very well today."

Huddersfield boss David Wagner rued a display littered with sloppy mistakes as the Terriers saw their winless league run grow to five matches.

The German bemoaned a "below par" performance from his side and knows things have to improve quickly if they are to remain at a safe distance from the bottom three.

"It's not about the position in the table, it's about our performance today and we were below par," he said. "We had too many players that were below par, but we have to accept it because they're humans.

"We made too many easy mistakes which you can't do at this level. We have to do it better than we did today and we've done it in the past. We know what we've done wrong today."

Chelsea consider move for Marko Arnautovic .
Chelsea are considering a move for West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic, according to ESPN FC. The Premier League champions are in the market for a new forward and it looked like they had Andy Carroll as their prime target but his injury means that they’ve had to turn their attention elsewhere. They’ve been linked to the likes of Peter Crouch, Islam Slimani, Edin Dzeko and Ashley Barnes in recent weeks and now, the latest name being touted around is Arnautovic. The Austrian international joined the Hammers in the summer for around £25 million and after a slow start, he’s hit a purple patch of form in which he’s scored six goals and had three assists in his last eight Premier League games. It’s highly unlikely that West Ham would sell the 28-year-old as he’s their main goalscoring threat at present, so it’d take a huge offer to even get them to think about a sale.

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