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West Ham boss Moyes denies this is the reason for his side’s loss

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West Ham manager David Moyes has denied that off-field issues affected his side as they slumped to a 3-1 Premier League defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The result ended a rather bad week for the Hammers during which they also had to sack their head of recruitment Tony Henry after he claimed that the club should not sign African players.

Many fans of the club are frustrated following an underwhelming transfer window which saw them sign Jordan Hugill from Preston North End to bolster their attack.

Chants of “sack the board” were heard soon after kick-off and they only got louder as the East London club were outplayed on the day.

Moyes however said: “It had no effect whatsoever. The club have done what they think they have to do and move on, and we have to. It’s always the manager’s job but I don’t think the events would do that.

“When I took over we were in the bottom three so to be where we are now I’d have said ‘thanks very much’. We are still in a battle to stay up but it’s the same for the other teams.”