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David Moyes believes West Ham board are still behind him despite 5-1 loss to Newcastle United

West Ham United suffered a 5-1 loss at the hands of Newcastle United at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Hammers’ 15th Premier League defeat of the season leaves them 15th in the table after 28 games.

However, only a superior goal difference separates them from the drop zone.

Nevertheless, West Ham manager David Moyes believes the board are still behind him.

He has been under pressure all season long and has come close to being sacked twice.

Moyes has managed to hold on to his job and does not believe he will be shown the exit following last night’s capitulation.

“I’ve got no doubt they (the board) are behind me,” the West Ham manager told Sky Sports.

“I’m confident in the way they work and what they think. But if you’re a manager and you lose badly like I did tonight you’re always in jeopardy and I understand that.”

The Hammers found themselves 2-0 down after 13 minutes following some underwhelming defending.

Kurt Zouma halved the deficit five minutes before the break, but the hosts’ calamitous defending continued shortly after action restarted.

Nayef Aguerd was dispossessed in his own area after a pass from Lukasz Fabianski, and Callum Wilson restored Newcastle’s two-goal lead.

The West Ham goalie’s failure to properly clear the ball allowed Alexander Isak put the visitors 4-1 up much later.

Joelinton bagged his second of the night with a fine finish in the 90th minute.

Newcastle finished last term in 11th place, while the Hammers finished seventh.

The Magpies are third with ten games to go this term, while West Ham are fighting for their lives.

The London club signed eight players and spent around £160 million during the last transfer window.

It is the most they have spent in a window and only Chelsea and Manchester United spent more than them.

Unfortunately, it has not reflected in their performances.

Moyes is unlikely to keep his job beyond this season even if he keeps them up.

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