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Essex Police react to what West Ham fans did to them after Watford defeat

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Another week, another defeat for Premier League strugglers West Ham.

Sunday's 2-0 loss to Watford was their seventh of the season, which has piled even more pressure on David Moyes after replacing Slaven Bilic earlier this month.

Goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison at Vicarage Road punished the Hammers for being wasteful both in possession and in front of goal.

In his post-match interview, Moyes slammed his players for putting on such an abject display and even said some of them are living off their "big reputations".

"I thought this was a big job, but there were some players with big reputations who disappointed me," said the ex-Everton and Manchester United boss.

"There were some who I thought would show me more, and why they play for the team regularly. They need to show me, 'If that's your reputation, show me why you've got it'.

"Overall, that level of performance will not be good enough."

West Ham fans are all too aware that if they don't pick up form soon, they face being relegated from the Premier League.

Watford v West Ham United - Premier League

They're currently 18th and one point from safety, which is a big enough gap when you're struggling to pick up points both home and away.

Frustrations are gradually building and West Ham fans found a new way to vent on Sunday - by complaining to the Essex Police.

No, seriously. According to the Essex Police themselves, they were swamped with phone calls from West Ham supporters who were angry about losing to Watford.

OK, so phoning the police to complain about your football team being rubbish is pretty irresponsible, but you have to admit, it's also kind of funny.

Gary Lineker certainly found it hilarious as you can see in the below Twitter reaction.


Time is of the essence for Moyes to turn the tide at West Ham and he's now called on his players to give themselves a much-needed confidence boost against Leicester City on Friday.

"It's tough for the players - I could sense that – but I didn't enjoy our performance in the end," added Moyes.

"I didn't enjoy us giving the ball away too cheaply, too many times and I expected us to do better.

"The better team won the game, although we did have three big opportunities to make it 1-1, and we need things like that to go our way to build confidence and a togetherness at the club."

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