Crystal Palace put five past West Ham to leave David Moyes on shaky ground

Two more years? Increasingly unlikely. If exiting the Europa League to Bayer Leverkusen, Europe’s most in-form team, was excusable, the manner of West Ham’s defeat to Crystal Palace may have put a line through David Moyes extending his stay. This was punishing, West Ham’s manager doing little to hide his personal disappointment as a former nemesis came back to haunt him.

Two seasons ago, Oliver Glasner’s Eintracht Frankfurt team denied Moyes’ Hammers in the Europa League semi-final, and had Palace not moved for the Austrian, he might well have been in contention for the vacancy very likely opening up at the London Stadium.

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