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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Not the best of starts for David Moyes then.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back on Monday for the big one - Brighton v Stoke.

    Until then.

  2. Moyes: 'I am not blaming the referee'

    West Ham United

    More from West Ham manager David Moyes: "Taking chances builds confidence, but we didn't take the chances today. Cheikhou Kouyate's just after half-time was the best one.

    "I think there were questions over both goals, but I am not blaming the referee, the best team won today.

    "Hopefully getting a few players back from injury will help the squad.

    "Marko Arnautovic looks like he may have broken his thumb. We will find out on Monday morning."

  3. Improvements needed

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    West Ham United

    West Ham manager David Moyes tells Sky Sports: "Most people would have expected something like that performance. I was disappointed we didn't do better, but we missed some really big chances. The better team won the game, but there was a chance to change the outcome of the game. We have to improve.

    "I was only ever going to find out what the players were like by working with them and seeing them play today. When the opportunities didn't go for us, the confidence went away.

    "We have to try to find a way of winning. The important thing is to be in the game, and when we lost the second goal, it became difficult."

  4. 'My focus on next game'

    Watford 2-0 West Ham


    Watford manager Marco Silva talking to Sky Sports: "The way we have worked in the last week is the way we have worked since I arrived at the club. Today we performed really well again. We deserved the three points and it is an important three points for us.

    "For us, the last three defeats did not reflect what we did on the pitch. We performed really well and did not deserve those defeats.

    "My players work with me. They know my commitment. My future is tomorrow, and starting to prepare for the next game. That is my future.

    "Some things we cannot control. I know what is in my hands, and that is planning for the session tomorrow."

    Marco Silva
  5. Key player

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Richarlison has five goals and two assists in 12 Premier League games for Watford this season.

    He looks an absolute steal at £11m.

  6. Stop making mistakes

    Watford 2-0 West Ham


    Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes speaking to Sky Sports: "The win is what we needed with the way we are playing. We don't have to change nothing we just have to avoid the mistakes we made in the last few games."

    On the Marco Silva situation with Everton, he added "Of course our focus is to keep working. Rumours is rumours. We just have to keep working.

    Man of the match Will Hughes said: "We have been flying this season. As Gomes said we just need to stop making mistakes. He kept us in the game with some great saves so we're thankful for that. We could have killed the game earlier but I am just happy we got the three points."

  7. Get Involved

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Bobby Seagull: I guess I might be accused of being a fair-weather West Ham fan if I remain silent whenever we lose, and only pipe up for good results. So I won't be silent tonight. Pretty disappointing that we haven't had the "new manager" boost to victory, as so often happens.

    Gee: The effort from this West Ham team over the 3 or 4 times I've watched them this year makes me think of Villa last year. No one is busting a gut forward or back. No pride, no passion.

  8. 'Watford had too much'

    FT: Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Watford had far too much for West Ham today. Other than a five or ten minute spell in the game, West Ham were not at the races.

    Mark Noble applauds
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    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    David Moyes's first game as West Ham manager and 500th in the top-flight ends in defeat against a hugely impressive Watford side.

    David Moyes looks dejected

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    A late change for Watford as Andre Carillo, fresh off qualifying for the World Cup with Peru, comes on for Andre Gray.

  12. CLOSE!

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Nearly a third for Watford and the excellent Richarlison but the gifted Brazilian shoots wide after finding space in the box.

  13. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    End it ref.

  14. Watford remain focused

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Before the game I was asked whether or not it affects players when their manager is linked with another club. My answer was, 'of course it does'.

    But we have not seen that from Watford today.

    I have been very impressed with the way they have approached the game.

    Heurelho Gomes celebrates
  15. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    West Ham get a free-kick which is launched into the box by Manuel Lanzini, but it skims off the head of Winston Reid and away for a goal kick.

  16. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    If you were Marco Silva, would you leave Watford for Everton?

  17. 'Doucoure outstanding'

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Abdoulaye Doucoure has been the outstanding player for Watford this season.

    Richarlison brings unpredictability, but Doucoure offers consistency.

    He has put in a great shift today.

  18. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    I was right!

    EIGHT minutes added on.

  19. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    All eyes on the fourth official...

  20. Post update

    Watford 2-0 West Ham

    Watford are comfortable, West Ham look like they have their sights on the next game.