The Chelsea winger was sent out on loan to the Hammers in the summer transfer window and played a...
The Chelsea winger was sent out on loan to the Hammers in the summer transfer window and played a starring role in their 2-0 win over Newcastle at Upton Park tonight.
Moses was a constant threat and muscled his way through the visiting defence before hitting a shot against the bar that was converted by Dimitri Payet from the rebound. The 28-year-old is starting his third loan spell since moving to Stamford Bridge from Wigan in 2012.
It was his bustling run that had led to West Ham’s second goal, his power and persistence that scythed open the Newcastle defence. But it wouldn’t be his name on his scoresheet.
Having done all the hard work, Moses had been denied a debut goal by the woodwork, lifting his shot just that little fraction too high. Dimitri Payet though had been alert and slammed home the rebound, effectively settling the contest.
One notable feature of Moses’s performance was his industry, tracking back to cover when needed in the offensive formation Bilic had set out and more often than not bringing the ball out again.
After West Ham’s second, Moses gamely battled on in pursuit of that debut goal. A furious shot from the edge of the area was charged down, an attempted cross-field pass to Payet blocked.
The standing ovation and applause from Bilic when Moses was taken off for Andy Carroll with three minutes remaining spoke of an all-round satisfaction.