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Ham manager David Moyes held back praise for Marko Arnautovic despite
his performance and goals in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Watford.
The Austrian play-maker returned from injury to score the second goal
at the London Stadium after Javier Hernandez broke the deadlock for the
"He's getting no praise," Moyes said. "He'll be told to keep at it,
he'll keep getting pushed all the way. We are not letting him off the
hook, he's got a bit to go.
"He only trained for three days but you can see the impact he's had,
and playing as a centre-forward has freed him up a bit. He has power,
pace, he's good on the ball. He's doing a really good job for us.
"I am pleased with his goal. He missed a couple and could have scored
more. He had a good shout for a penalty and was a bit unlucky not to
get that, but overall he is really important for us and we have missed
him when he has been out. We are missing [Manuel] Lanzini as well but
getting Marko back was a really big boost for us."
The win takes the Hammers level with Watford right in the middle of
the Premier League standings, and is another defeat for the Hornets, who
surprisingly beat Chelsea on Monday but have otherwise not won in their
last seven matches.
"We were very soft during all the match," Watford boss Javi Gracia
told Sky Sports. "The first half we didn't compete in the best way and
they were more aggressive and dominated areas and we didn't create clear
chances to score. We will try to do better next time.
"Arnautovic played very well, he's a very good player, but he's not
the most important for us at this moment, our performance is the most
important thing and we need to improve and I hope we will do better next