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Moyes says West Ham victory over Chelsea a ‘great achievement’

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Moyes says West Ham victory over Chelsea a 'great achievement'

West Ham manager David Moyes says beating Premier League champions, Chelsea is a great achievement for his side and hopes the Hammers become as good as their opponent.

It was Moyes’ first victory since taking over the team, and the loss for Chelsea has dealt a huge blow on their title defence.

The home side scored the only goal after just six minutes when Marko Arnautovic curled a deft strike into the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area.

Despite the win, the Hammers remain in the relegation zone; but the manager believes the team are on their way back to greatness.

“I’d love to play the way Chelsea play but we can only do so much at a time,” Moyes said after the game.

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“We’ve beaten the champions so it’s a great achievement for us and a great three points.”

He added: “We’re having to stop conceding goals – we have a terrible goals against record – but we’ve also got people here who can score and cause problems and we’ve done much better again.

“The supporters showed they know West Ham are on their way back and they’re showing that the players are putting in the effort.”

The result means Chelsea are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who face city rivals, Manchester United on Sunday.

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