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Sport 'Hart should have done better' - Moyes surprised by Stoke blunder

02:00  17 april  2018
02:00  17 april  2018 Source:   goal.com

Moyes calls on Masuaku to up his game ahead of Stoke clash

  Moyes calls on Masuaku to up his game ahead of Stoke clash West Ham boss David Moyes has called on defender Arthur Masuaku to show more against Stoke City on Monday night. The DR Congo wingback has impressed this season, and was superb against Southampton on his return from suspension a fortnight ago, assisting Marko Arnautovic’s goal. However, he was disappointing against Chelsea last weekend, when the Hammers drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge, in what may have been a crucial point in the club’s fight to avoid relegation. The former Olympiakos defender was banned back in January for spitting at Wigan midfielder Nick Powell in an FA Cup fixture, which would see him miss the best part of three months before making his return. With David Moyes’ side only winning once in his absence, his lack of presence was sorely felt, and now Moyes has challenged him to bring that level back to the London Stadium. Moyes said; “No doubt we have missed him.” “I thought he did very well in his first game back against Southampton, I thought in his last game I was hoping for more.” “Maybe it was getting back, adrenaline gets you through the first game so I am hoping for a bit more from him against Stoke than he showed against Chelsea, more like the Southampton game.

Peter Crouch: Stoke City striker Peter Crouch© Provided by Goal Stoke City striker Peter Crouch

Joe Hart's mistake in West Ham's 1-1 Premier League draw with Stoke City came as a surprise to manager David Moyes.

Hart failed to gather a shot from Xherdan Shaqiri and was second to the rebound as substitute Peter Crouch pounced to put Stoke in front at London Stadium on Monday.

Andy Carroll's volley salvaged a point for Moyes' men but Hart will be in the spotlight after a second mistake in four games since being restored to the West Ham team.

While the goalkeeper impressed in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea, Hart was at fault for one of Burnley's goals in a 3-0 home defeat last month.

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Hart appears set to be included in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup despite playing second fiddle to Adrian for much of the Premier League season.

And Moyes accepted he did not expect Hart - on loan from Manchester City - to be at fault as relegation-threatened Stoke took the lead.

"He had two very similar shots in the first half," Moyes told a news conference. "So it was a surprise that it spilled out. If you're a goalkeeper, it's going to happen [mistakes].

"I said after he made great saves at Chelsea 'well done'. Just like tonight, I'll tell him he should have done better."

West Ham have taken five points from their last three matches and sit seven points above the relegation zone, but Moyes is not convinced his side are assured of a place in next season's Premier League.

"If you get to 40 points, then it'll be close," the Scot said. "We want 40."

Hammers pushing for £40m double deal for Allen and Butland .
West Ham will try to sign both Jack Butland and Joe Allen from Stoke City if the Potters are relegated this season. The Daily Mail, as cited by Sky Sports, claims that the Hammers are interested in a double swoop. Allen has been linked with a move to the London Stadium for some time, with David Moyes expressing an interest in the Welshman in January. With Joe Hart’s future at the club still undecided a goalkeeper is likely to be high on the club’s wish list this summer. Both Butland and Allen are likely to be two of Stoke’s most in-demand players if Paul Lambert is unable to steer them away from the drop. Butland himself has been linked with big money moves this season. Both Arsenal and Chelsea are thought to be interested in the player. Stoke are currently five points from safety in the Premier League with just four games left to play this season.

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