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David Moyes allays Jesse Lingard injury fears following West Ham’s defeat to Newcastle


David Moyes allays Jesse Lingard injury fears following West Ham’s defeat to Newcastle

 

West Ham United boss David Moyes has provided an update on Jesse Lingard’s wellbeing, on the back of the Irons’ meeting with Newcastle.

Willock strikes late

Moyes and co. were of course back in action a short time ago, in a Premier League showdown with the Magpies.

West Ham headed into the clash as overwhelming favourites to bag all 3 points, on the back of a fine spell of recent form which saw them sitting pretty in the top-4 ahead of kick-off on Saturday.

When all was said and done at St. James’ Park, however, the visitors were brought back down to earth, with a thud.

A pulsating 90 minutes of action eventually saw Newcastle emerge on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline.

After finishes from Issa Diop and Jesse Lingard dragged 10-man West Ham level with ten minutes remaining on Tyneside, Joe Willock emerged from the bench to nod home a late winner, all but securing the Magpies’ top-flight status for another season.

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For West Ham, on the other hand, the situation this evening looks considerably less rosy.

The Irons are now aware that, should Chelsea and Liverpool clinch victories in their respective games in hand over Moyes’ men, they will slip to 6th in the Premier League table.

West Ham’s concerns, though, were not actually restricted solely to the eventual scoreline at St. James’ Park.

Hearts were no doubt in mouths across East London when, inside the closing five minutes of action, the in-form Jesse Lingard pulled up with a fitness problem, before eventually limping off.

In turn, speaking during his post-match press conference, David Moyes was inevitably drawn on the wellbeing of the Manchester United loanee.

But, in a boost for all associated with the Londoners, the club’s boss went on to confirm that Lingard was simply suffering with cramp, with the issue not currently looking like ‘anything serious’:

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 32 44 74
2 Manchester United FC 31 27 63
3 Leicester City FC 31 18 56
4 West Ham United FC 31 12 55
5 Chelsea FC 31 19 54
6 Liverpool FC 31 16 52
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 31 17 49
8 Everton FC 30 3 48
9 Arsenal FC 31 8 45
10 Leeds United 31 0 45
11 Aston Villa FC 30 10 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 31 -10 38
13 Crystal Palace FC 31 -19 38
14 Southampton FC 31 -17 36
15 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 31 -5 33
16 Burnley FC 31 -17 33
17 Newcastle United FC 31 -19 32
18 Fulham FC 32 -18 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 31 -31 24
20 Sheffield United FC 31 -38 14
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Lingard, Jesse West Ham United FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 9



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