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FT: Swansea City 4-1 West Ham: Misery for Moyes as Hammers’ relegation fears return

The relegation fears are here once again

Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It was as terrible an afternoon as it could be for West Ham United Saturday, as they were thrashed for a second consecutive week by the same scoreline, this time to Swansea City 4-1.

Everything that could go wrong for the Hammers went wrong, with Angelo Ogbonna ruled out for illness, James Collins deemed unfit to play, and Ki Sung-Yeung beginning the misery with his 8th minute goal from outside the box that Adrian should have saved.

The worst moment of the day for David Moyes came in the 18th minute, when Winston Reid suffered a severe injury and had to be stretched off the field after being down for ten minutes. That moment was the sign it was going to be arguably the ugliest day of the Moyes era, as the Swans got a second from an easy set piece header from Mike van der Hoorn in the 32nd minute.

The second half would start off no better for West Ham, as Andy King finished from close range in the 48th minute after another set piece debacle from the visitors. It was 3-0 for Carlos Carvahal’s side, and it was soon to be 4-0 as Jordan Ayew converted from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute.

Michail Antonio provided another example of deja vu for his side, with another goal off the bench in the 79th minute to provide some light in a very dark, dark day. But it wasn’t a moment for Antonio to celebrate, and it was a day that the club will hope isn’t the foreshadowing of things to come.

These last two defeats will really make it a nervous, tension filled week for the Hammers, especially after the fan protests for next week’s contest vs Burnley were called off. With the nightmare performance from the side, coupled with the unfortunate ugly injury situation in defense, it could be a season defining match next Saturday at the London Stadium for the club.