sport news West Ham manager David Moyes tests POSITIVE for coronavirus

West Ham rocked by positive Covid-19 tests for manager David Moyes and two players in his starting line-up just moments before they kicked off against Hull... but the match goes ahead anyway! David Moyes tested positive for coronavirus in the lead-up to Tuesday's match Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, who were named in starting XI, also tested positive All three immediately left the London Stadium and returned home  The Hammers' Carabao Cup clash against Hull went ahead as planned at 7:30pm

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 19:42 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 20:34 BST, 22 September 2020

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West Ham have confirmed that manager David Moyes, along with two members of the first-team, have tested positive for coronavirus. 

Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, who were originally named in the starting XI for the game against Hull on Tuesday night, have also contracted COVID-19. All three left the London Stadium immediately as they heard of their results. 

Moyes, Diop and Cullen are asymptomatic and the match kicked-off at 7:30pm as planned, with assistant Manager Alan Irvine taking charge of the hosts for third round Carabao Cup tie. 

West Ham manager David Moyes tested positive for coronavirus before Tuesday's match

West Ham manager David Moyes tested positive for coronavirus before Tuesday's match

Defender Issa Diop was replaced in the starting XI for the Cup clash by Harrison Ashby

Josh Cullen, meanwhile, was replaced by former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Issa Diop (left) and Josh Cullen have also tested positive for the virus and have left the stadium

All three will now self-isolate for at least 10 days as per the government regulations. 

Diop and Cullen were replaced in the starting XI by Harrison Ashby and Jack Wilshere, with goalkeeper David Martin a late inclusion on the substitutes bench. 

In addition, Hull City

refused to undergo COVID-19 testing before the clash against West Ham.   

West Ham said in a

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