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West Ham seek extra gear for CL push

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West Ham moved up to fourth in the table following their win on Monday

West Ham finished only 16th last season, but David Moyes has overseen a transformation in the London club’s fortunes. Having risen to fifth place following their 3-0 win over Sheffield United, the Hammers underlined their status as one of the surprise packages of the season.

It is hard to fathom how they finished just five points above the relegation zone in the last campaign with 39 points from 38 games.

If outsiders have been taken aback by their success, Moyes has always maintained his self-belief, admitting he was optimistic of a good season following his side’s improvement after the first lockdown last June.

The Scot has proved his doubters wrong to guide the Hammers to 19 points better off than they were at this stage last term. Having leapfrogged Liverpool, how far can they go?

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from West Ham’s win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Moyes said: “We know this is a big result for us and I can’t say enough about what the players are doing. They’ve done a great job but I feel there’s another level that these players can get to. The aim is to get them there before the end of the season to really get them up to the top level.

“We’ve got five games before April 1, so if we get through those games and we get into the last month of the season, then it may then hot up. But it…

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