Hart sees reasons to be cheerful

25 November 2017 10:08:21 UK

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart thought there were plenty of positives to be taken from Friday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

The Hammers had lost 2-0 at Watford last Sunday in David Moyes' first match in charge and appeared to be heading for another defeat when Marc Albrighton gave the Foxes the lead.

However, just before the interval, Chiekhou Kouyate beat Kasper Schmeichel to ensure the points were shared.

Hart said afterwards: "The manager has asked for quality, he wants goals but first and foremost he wants us to fight, be in shape and be disciplined.

"At Watford we lost 2-0 but we missed some big chances. Tonight the fans stuck with us and we put a big performance in.

"I didn't have a lot to do in the second half and it could have gone two ways. They [the fans] could have carried on hammering us but they got behind us. It meant the world to the players."

West Ham can be backed at 33/1 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season while they are available at 5/2 to be relegated. Moyes' side are 9/4 to beat Everton in their next match on Wednesday.

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