sport news David Moyes admits West Ham were 'miles off' in opening day defeat by Newcastle

'Didn't enjoy the performance. Didn't enjoy the game': David Moyes admits West Ham were 'miles off' in opening day defeat by Newcastle but insists off-field unrest after Mark Noble's outburst at owners played no part  The Hammers were in a mild state of disarray even before a ball was kicked Fans and players were upset with £18m sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom However, Moyes insisted the off-field unrest had no bearing on the performance

By David Wood for MailOnline

Published: 00:51 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 00:51 BST, 13 September 2020

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Manager David Moyes admitted West Ham were 'miles off' in the opening day defeat by Newcastle on Saturday night. 

The Hammers clipped the crossbar twice in the first half through Angelo Ogbonna and Pablo Fornals.

But it was Newcastle who made the breakthrough just before the hour when Callum Wilson tucked in Jeff Hendrick's flick-on.

A difficult week ended in a disappointing defeat for West Ham boss David Moyes

A difficult week ended in a disappointing defeat for West Ham boss David Moyes 

Hendrick wrapped up a deserved 2-0 victory three minutes from the end when he found the top corner from 15 yards.

Afterwards Moyes said: 'Didn't enjoy the performance didn't enjoy the game. So that's my thoughts. We didn't show enough quality. 

'It was a disappointing game and I didn't particularly think it was officiated well today but

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