David Moyes Breaks Another Unwanted Record Despite Chelsea Win

David Moyes Breaks Another Unwanted Record Despite Chelsea Win
Dec 10, 2017

News West Ham

After just 4 games in charge, before the visit of Chelsea, David Moyes has taken his time to get to grips with his new West Ham squad. With only one point being accumulated in his first four matches, including a 4-0 away battering to ex-club Everton, the Hammers are marooned in the bottom three, something Moyes is now all too used to.

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OptaJoe tweeted a stunning fact about the Scotsman, something he will most certainly not be proud of. Before today’s quite spectacular and well earned 1-0 win over London rivals Chelsea, Moyes was the first ever Premier League manager to start a match day in the bottom three for 41 consecutive Premier League games.

With Sunderland cementing their relegation under the 54-year-old ex-Manchester United manager last season, the Black Cats occupied a relegation spot for most of the campaign, which has steadily totalled up. Moyes took over a struggling Slaven Bilic side, and his first four matches have been down at the bottom, making a staggering 41 consecutive match days at the wrong end of the table.

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The previous record was held by John Gorman who went 40 consecutive match days in the bottom three back in the 1993/94 season.

Sadly for Moyes, even though West Ham saw off Chelsea, the East London club will still sit in the bottom three next time out, meaning Moyes’ unwanted run will stretch to a 42nd game.

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