David Moyes pleads for unity at West Ham as fans turn on club hierarchy

• Chants of ‘sack the board’ heard as Watford win Moyes’ first game in charge
• ‘I don’t know all the reasons for it but I have to say we need them now’

David Moyes has appealed for unity among West Ham United supporters after watching his new team slump to a 2-0 defeat at Watford in his first match to leave them marooned in the relegation zone.

A number of fans made their feelings known throughout the game, with Will Hughes’s opening goal in the 11th minute greeted with a chorus of “sack the board” as West Ham made a nightmare start under the Scot in his first appointment since leaving Sunderland early last summer.

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Watford’s win shows David Moyes scale of task he faces at West Ham

If David Moyes still had any illusions that keeping West Ham in the Premier League will be among the biggest challenges of his career then the manner of this defeat will surely act as a major wake-up call. Aside from a 10-minute spell either side of half-time in his 500th Premier League match as a manager, Moyes saw his new side totally outplayed by a Watford team brimming with confidence and instilled with a clear game plan by their manager, Marco Silva.

With his former club Everton keen on luring the man who has taken just three months to transform the fortunes of a side that lacked identity last season under Walter Mazzarri, the Scot will know he needs to turn things around just as quickly to ensure his latest assignment does not go the way of his last three posts since leaving Goodison Park to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013.

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