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Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: Live updates from ATP World Tour Finals 

6:22PM Dimitrov 0-1 Goffin* (*next server) - Goffin breaks David Beckham is in the crowd - Andrew Castle is going to absolutely wet himself when the cameras cut to him. "There's a man who knows a thing or two about bending the ball, and even he will have appreciated that Dimitrov passing shot. Lovely stuff."" Away from the hypotheticals, Dimitrov makes a sluggish starts and pushes a forehand long to hand Goffin a break point at 30-40. Goffin though can't convert when he returns the favour with a long forehand of his own. No matter though, the Belgian earns a second break point moments later and this time he takes it with a brilliant off-forehand return winner crosscourt. Dream start for La Goff.  Castle meanwhile is patronising the absolute crap out of Goffin in the early stages.  6:16PM Ready? Play We're under way...Dimitrov serving first.  Good stat below.  David Goffin vs Grigor Dimitrov for the 2017 ATP Finals title. The first time in the history of the event that neither finalist has reached a grand slam final before #ATPFinals— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) November 19, 2017 6:09PM Coin toss Dimitrov wins it and elects to serve.  6:07PM Omen? Lots has been made understandably of Dimitrov's 6-0, 6-2 demolition of Goffin on Wednesday, but the stats suggest it may not necessarily have too much of a bearing today.  Tennis stats guru Luca Beck has crunched the numbers and shown that on nine out of the 17 occasions when two players have met in the Round Robin stage and then the final of the ATP World Tour Finals, the loser of the first match has won the second.  That said, not many of those players will have lost the first match to quite such a humiliating extent... When 2 players meets twice in the same #AtpFinals edition (and the second match is the Final). Waiting for #Dimitrov-#Goffin, 9 times won the loser of the RR match, 7 times the winner #ATPWorldTourFinalspic.twitter.com/ogfVJcUw8v— Luca Brancher (@LucaBeck) November 19, 2017 6:06PM The players are on court Warm reception for both, and after a short warm up we'll be under way.  5:30PM Preamble Afternoon all,  So, this was unexpected. Today's World Tour Finals final feels a bit like turning up to a party only to discover that the only person you knew going has now bailed.  The absentee from the O2 Arena this evening is of course Roger Federer, who was stunningly defeated in yesterday's semi-final by David Goffin. Legions of 'Fedfans' had bought tickets for today's final in anticipation of seeing their hero, so they may be a little disappointed to be watching the diminutive world No 8 instead.  That said, Goffin should provide some very watchable tennis, and the sport is - or at least should be - about more than just the 'Big Four/Five'. Goffin for his part has already beaten Federer and Rafael Nadal this week - the first man to do so at the same tournament, by my calculations, since Novak Djokovic at this event two years ago - and conjures up delicious angles from the baseline, especially on the backhand side.  That said, Goffin could be forgiven for taking to the court today with a degree of trepidation. Not only does his opponent Grigor Dimitrov lead the head to head between the two players 4-1, but he hammered Goffin 6-0, 6-2 just four days ago in the tournament's Round Robin stage. Goffin on that occasion looked like a man who hadn't slept for about a month, while Dimitrov played with the ease and confidence of a man lording it about on the practice court.  Goffin stunned Roger Federer on Saturday  Credit: REUTERS Partly, though not entirely, because of Wednesday's mismatch, Dimitrov is the big favourite to win today and claim what would be the biggest title of his career. The Bulgarian has had his best year to date - an Australian Open semi-final and a maiden Masters title in Cincinnati among the highlights - and will finish the year as the world No 3 regardless of the result today. At last, Dimitrov, now 26, seems to be making good on the potential that saw him given the nickname of 'Baby Fed' in his youth.   He is still prone to the odd lapse, including in yesterday's semi-final when he struggled to serve out the match against Jack Sock, but generally his temperament and shot selection has improved dramatically. Linking up with Andy Murray's former hitting partner Dani Vallverdu has been a massive factor in this regard.  My prediction for what it's worth is a Dimitrov win in three sets, with Goffin rallying in the second to force a decider but ultimately falling short.  

Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: Live updates from ATP World Tour Finals 

6:22PM Dimitrov 0-1 Goffin* (*next server) - Goffin breaks David Beckham is in the crowd - Andrew Castle is going to absolutely wet himself when the cameras cut to him. "There's a man who knows a thing or two about bending the ball, and even he will have appreciated that Dimitrov passing shot. Lovely stuff."" Away from the hypotheticals, Dimitrov makes a sluggish starts and pushes a forehand long to hand Goffin a break point at 30-40. Goffin though can't convert when he returns the favour with a long forehand of his own. No matter though, the Belgian earns a second break point moments later and this time he takes it with a brilliant off-forehand return winner crosscourt. Dream start for La Goff.  Castle meanwhile is patronising the absolute crap out of Goffin in the early stages.  6:16PM Ready? Play We're under way...Dimitrov serving first.  Good stat below.  David Goffin vs Grigor Dimitrov for the 2017 ATP Finals title. The first time in the history of the event that neither finalist has reached a grand slam final before #ATPFinals— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) November 19, 2017 6:09PM Coin toss Dimitrov wins it and elects to serve.  6:07PM Omen? Lots has been made understandably of Dimitrov's 6-0, 6-2 demolition of Goffin on Wednesday, but the stats suggest it may not necessarily have too much of a bearing today.  Tennis stats guru Luca Beck has crunched the numbers and shown that on nine out of the 17 occasions when two players have met in the Round Robin stage and then the final of the ATP World Tour Finals, the loser of the first match has won the second.  That said, not many of those players will have lost the first match to quite such a humiliating extent... When 2 players meets twice in the same #AtpFinals edition (and the second match is the Final). Waiting for #Dimitrov-#Goffin, 9 times won the loser of the RR match, 7 times the winner #ATPWorldTourFinalspic.twitter.com/ogfVJcUw8v— Luca Brancher (@LucaBeck) November 19, 2017 6:06PM The players are on court Warm reception for both, and after a short warm up we'll be under way.  5:30PM Preamble Afternoon all,  So, this was unexpected. Today's World Tour Finals final feels a bit like turning up to a party only to discover that the only person you knew going has now bailed.  The absentee from the O2 Arena this evening is of course Roger Federer, who was stunningly defeated in yesterday's semi-final by David Goffin. Legions of 'Fedfans' had bought tickets for today's final in anticipation of seeing their hero, so they may be a little disappointed to be watching the diminutive world No 8 instead.  That said, Goffin should provide some very watchable tennis, and the sport is - or at least should be - about more than just the 'Big Four/Five'. Goffin for his part has already beaten Federer and Rafael Nadal this week - the first man to do so at the same tournament, by my calculations, since Novak Djokovic at this event two years ago - and conjures up delicious angles from the baseline, especially on the backhand side.  That said, Goffin could be forgiven for taking to the court today with a degree of trepidation. Not only does his opponent Grigor Dimitrov lead the head to head between the two players 4-1, but he hammered Goffin 6-0, 6-2 just four days ago in the tournament's Round Robin stage. Goffin on that occasion looked like a man who hadn't slept for about a month, while Dimitrov played with the ease and confidence of a man lording it about on the practice court.  Goffin stunned Roger Federer on Saturday  Credit: REUTERS Partly, though not entirely, because of Wednesday's mismatch, Dimitrov is the big favourite to win today and claim what would be the biggest title of his career. The Bulgarian has had his best year to date - an Australian Open semi-final and a maiden Masters title in Cincinnati among the highlights - and will finish the year as the world No 3 regardless of the result today. At last, Dimitrov, now 26, seems to be making good on the potential that saw him given the nickname of 'Baby Fed' in his youth.   He is still prone to the odd lapse, including in yesterday's semi-final when he struggled to serve out the match against Jack Sock, but generally his temperament and shot selection has improved dramatically. Linking up with Andy Murray's former hitting partner Dani Vallverdu has been a massive factor in this regard.  My prediction for what it's worth is a Dimitrov win in three sets, with Goffin rallying in the second to force a decider but ultimately falling short.  

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Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Sunday night's contest, focusing on Dak Prescott and Jay Ajayi.

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Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Sunday night's contest, focusing on Dak Prescott and Jay Ajayi.

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Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Sunday night's contest, focusing on Dak Prescott and Jay Ajayi.

Coaching rumors: Ole Miss offers head coaching job to Oregon's Willie Taggart

After Hugh Freeze was fired earlier in the season, Ole Miss has offered Willie Taggart the head coaching position.

Sixers say injured Markelle Fultz will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks

Fultz had originally been ruled out indefinitely.

Sixers say injured Markelle Fultz will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks

Fultz had originally been ruled out indefinitely.

Sixers say injured Markelle Fultz will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks

Fultz had originally been ruled out indefinitely.

Watford's goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes celebrates their second goal against West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017

Watford's goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes celebrates their second goal against West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017 (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

Watford's midfielder Will Hughes celebrates scoring against West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017

Watford's midfielder Will Hughes celebrates scoring against West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017 (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford 2 West Ham 0: David Moyes era begins with defeat courtesy of Will Hughes and Richarlison goals

A manager who would like to leave against one who is desperate to stay and, with inevitable irony, it was want-away Marco Silva who claimed the victory for Watford as they condemned David Moyes to defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham United. This was Moyes’ 500th Premier League match as a manager, also, after signing an initial short-term contract, and there was nothing to celebrate at Vicarage Road as the visiting fans turned on the club’s hierarchy and players with furious chants of “sack the board”, “you destroyed our club” and “you’re not fit to wear shirt” as West Ham remain in the relegation zone. They also lost Marko Arnautovic to a nasty looking arm injury. The Watford supporters, meanwhile, sang “there’s only one Marco Silva” but they know that Everton are desperate to poach the Portuguese, despite having two attempts to get him rebuffed, and that he fancies the move. “We want you to stay,” they added but Silva would prefer to go – although Watford are adamant they will not negotiate. The 40-year-old has quickly moulded a dynamic team – with the brilliant prospect Richarlison again impressive although they were also indebted to another Brazilian, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, for a string of outstanding saves despite their dominance. It was a chaotic first-half for West Ham – high on commitment, with three cautions also, but low on organisation until an extraordinary last couple of minutes. They drew first blood – but only when Andy Carroll caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his arm, whacking him on his nose. Just 20 seconds had elapsed. It was from the first move of the Moyes era, a booming long ball out to the striker by Angelo Ogbonna, who won the header, but it was Zeegelaar, on his debut, who then made an impact of his own. The full-back began the move, as Watford broke down the left with Richarlison playing the ball back to Zeegelaar whose cross, intended for Will Hughes, was headed out but only to Andre Gray who brought it down deftly enough but then miscued his shot. Still it fell to Hughes who steered it into the net for his first goal for Watford and his first in the Premier League. In fact it was his first shot in top-flight football. Defensively, though, it was a familiar shambles for West Ham. Their fans responded. “You’re nothing special, we lose every week,” they sang following choruses of “sack the board” and their frustration grew as did that of those players with Carroll, Arnautovic and Pedro Obiang all yellow-carded while Watford should have gone further ahead with Joe Hart pushed out Richarlison’s curling short, after a clever one-two, with the ball then running Kiko Femenia whose low drive was deflected just past the post by Angelo Ogbonna although the corner was not given. Watford were in control; dominant and aggressive. But they were indebted to their goalkeeper when West Ham should have drawn level, improbably, as Manuel Lanzini played the ball back to Mark Noble whose angled first time pass found Cheikhou Kouyate who, through on goal, saw his shot superbly blocked by Gomes with it then trickling past the post. On half-time, Gomes excelled himself with a brilliant double save as he scooped out Arnautovic’s bouncing header and then reacted quickly enough to push away his follow-up as the Austrian attempted to flick the ball past him. After that and Richarlison sent another curling shot narrowly wide as Watford went in, at the interval, ahead. West Ham had a familiar look, in personnel and shape, from Slaven Bilic’s time in charge with Moyes giving Arnautovic the opportunity to kick-start his career at the club which has been painfully disappointing since his record £24million move from Stoke City and Carroll deployed as the main striker in the absence of the injured Javier Hernandez. And it was Arnautovic who created the next opportunity, after the re-start, when he cut the ball back to Kouyate who blazed high over the cross-bar from close to the penalty spot when he surely had to hit the target. Watford struck back with Abdoulaye Doucoure drifting a first-time shot just past the post, a Gray effort deflected wide, with Hart then rivalling Gomes with a wonderful save as he turned away a close-range header from Adrian Mariappa. By now Watford were firmly on top as Hughes collected a headed clearance and perceptively sent the ball out to Richarlison who sprinted into the area, shifting to his left and drove a shot that Hart could not keep out. Again it was down to his left. Watford were two goals ahead and the air turned toxic for West Ham. They had to respond and Lanzini almost did with a low shot that finally beat Gomes – only for Christian Kabasele to clear off line with West Ham claiming they should have had a penalty as the ball rebounding off his hand. For the West Ham owners – David Sullivan and David Gold – and vice-chairman Karren Brady the chants got even worse as they were named individually just as was Carroll, who was substituted, and whose poor performance summed up the malaise and the task ahead for Moyes. 5:57PM Full-time And that's that, a comfortable and well-deserved win for the hosts. Watford move up a place to eighth place in the table, while West Ham remain in 18th, a point off safety. Moyesy has much to ponder.  5:56PM 90+ 6 min Richarlison is close to his second and Watford's third, but his curling shot from inside the box is just wide. Silva then eats up a few seconds by replacing Gray with Carrillo.  5:53PM 90+4 min Will Hughes gets the Sky Sports MOM award. Toss up between him and Richarlison for me.   5:52PM 90+ 3 min Watford opt for "You're f****** s***' to goad their opponents. Keeping things nice and simple, much as their team have for most of this game.  5:50PM 90 min Eight minutes of added on time after that injury to Arnautovic.   5:48PM 90 min Watford seeing out the game well, and keeping their shape nicely to stem any possible West Ham fightback.  5:46PM 86 min The injured Femenya, who has been excellent up and down the Watford right, has been replaced by Holebas.  5:44PM 84 min Amazed the Watford fans haven't sung "you're getting sacked in the morning" to Moyes yet. Meanwhile Noble gets a booking for shoving Richarlison to the ground.  Hughes then comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Pereyra. A goal and an assist for the hugely impressive Hughes today.  5:41PM 81 min Watford lost their last game 3-2 having been 2-0 up at Everton, but the chances of a similar collapse here are looking more and more remote. West Ham not offering a great deal.  5:38PM 79 min "You destroyed our f****** club"...the West Ham fans are pretty upset with the club's board, and are making their feelings known.  Watford meanwhile spring forward again, and it takes a smart Cresswell clearance to cut out Richarlison's low cross.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 5:35PM 74 min So nearly a precious goal for West Ham, but Lanzini's goal-bound strike from around the penalty spot is blocked brilliantly by Kabasele on the line. The ball popped up onto Kabasele's hand after he made the block, but a penlaty would have been ridiculously harsh.  5:33PM 73 min Arnautovic says he feels ok to carry on, but Moyes opts to replace him with Masuaku.  5:29PM 70 min Arnautovic looks to be in absolute agony after landing awkwardly on his elbow. He's receiving treatment.  Richarlison breaks clear for Watford  5:27PM 67 min Speaking of things that have been coming, Carroll is replaced by Sakho. Arnautovic fires a shot well over soon after, before Doucoure draws a save from Hart with a low, fizzing shot from range.  5:24PM GOAL! Watford 2 West Ham 0 (Richarlison 64') Watford deservedly double their lead, and that could be the end for West Ham today.  Rarely has the expression "it's been coming" been so apt. Watford have been absolutely battering West Ham the last few minutes, and finally the pressure pays. Hughes canters forward from halfway - after a slight suspicion of handball to control the ball - and feeds Richarlison, who eases his way past Reid and shoots left-footed beyond Hart. Great work from Richarlison but Hart will be disappointed not to have done more than palm the ball on its way towards goal.  What have you got West Ham?  Watford 2 - 0 West Ham (Richarlison, 64 min) 5:23PM 63 min West Ham can't get out of their own half all of a sudden. It's been all Watford in the last five minutes.  5:21PM 60 min From the resulting corner, Hart makes an absolutely sensational fingertip save to keep out Mariappa's point-blank header.  West Ham are teetering on the brink all of a sudden. Watford desperately pushing for the killer second.  5:19PM 59 min Gray looks like he's about to make it 2-0 as he charges into the West Ham box, but Reid gets a block in to deflect the shot wide.   5:15PM 56 min More good pressure from Watford. This time it's Hughes who lets fly from range. A deflection softens the shot though, and it's an easy take for Hart.  5:14PM 54 min Watford so nearly double their lead, but Doucoure's curling effort from 25 yards out whistles just wide. Hart was completely rooted.  Abdoulaye Doucoure in action for Watford 5:12PM 52 min Another huge opportunity spurned by Kouyate. Arnautovic skips away from Britos down the right and pulls the ball back perfectly for Kouyate, who leans back and sends the chance well over. Really poor miss that.  5:11PM 51 min Femenia does superbly down the Watford right again, but his fizzed low centre is thumped wide by Gray. Cresswell is getting turned inside out by Femenia time and time again. He's not getting much protection from Lanzini to be fair.  5:08PM 48 min Oh dear, Carroll has just played an attempted pass to Cresswell straight out of his play. Not Carroll's day so far.  5:04PM 46 min No changes for either side at the break, and we're back under way.  5:02PM West Ham coming back into it towards the end of the half Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:54PM First-half summary An enjoyable first half saw Watford took an early lead and look like adding a second, before West Ham's late rally. After that five-minute passage at the end of the half, Moyes will be frustrated to be behind at the break, though Silva will feel his team are well worth their lead for the way they started.  The Watford wing-backs Femenia and debutant Zeegelaar have been particularly impressive, while Richarlison and Hughes have posed a threat further forward. For West Ham, Carroll has been a typically conspicuous performance, though that has mostly been down to his constant fouling and occasional Kamikaze back-passes. With plenty of meaty challenges flying around, it would be no surprise to see a red card for either team, and we should be in for a competitive second half.  Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with West Ham United's Andy Carroll Credit: REUTERS 4:50PM 45+4 min Richarlison, who has been in a thorn in West Ham's side all half, cuts inside from the left and fires in a shot that is deflected just wide.  And that is the half-time whistle. Watford leading 1-0.  4:49PM 45+3 min How on earth has that stayed out? It's a triple save from Gomes to deny Arnautovic not once, not twice, but thrice. First the keeper palms away Arnautovic's header, then he springs up to block the rebound from close range, before holding on to a final attempt from an acute angle. West Ham have come alive in the last few minutes.  4:46PM 45 min Carroll is right in the thick of things again, and he's being told to calm down by referee Marriner after another mistimed tackle. Surely this can only end with Carroll being sent off or substituted for his own protection? Four minutes of added on time after the earlier injury to Zeegelaar.  4:44PM 44 min Watford flood forward on the break, but Hughes flicks Femenia's cross well over. Femenia did superbly to get past Cresswell and work the space for the cross.  4:43PM 43 min Huge chance for West Ham, by far their best of the fame so far. Cattoll, Lanzini and then Noble combine beautifully around the edge of the box to send Kouyate away. Gomes flies out of his goal though to deny the West Ham man. He really should have scored what was a pretty straightforward one on one.  Attempt Saved: Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Cheikhou Kouyaté, 42 min) 4:41PM 41 min Obiang is the latest player to go into the book. This one is for a mistimed tackle on Hughes, as the Watford man turned away neatly again. Would not be at all surprised to see a red card today.  4:39PM 40 min It's slightly sad to see how off the pace the once-great Zabaleta looks these days. He's really struggling against Richarlison today, and he gives away a free-kick with a hopelessly late challenge on the Brazilian.  4:37PM 37 min Britos lamps a very ambitious 35-yard strike well over the bar. A truly terrible effort.  Watford vs West Ham shots on goal 4:36PM 36 min Arnautovic, sporting an uncharacteristically sensible haircut, goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Cleverley. The studs were showing, but it was only a one-footed challenge (an expression you rarely hear), so no real case for a red.  4:33PM 34 min Very close to a Watford second. First of all Richarlison has a decent effort saved by Hart from the edge of the box, before Femenia smashes the rebound just wide. West Ham on the ropes, Watford well on top.  "When did football management become so difficult?" 4:31PM 31 min From the resulting free-kick, Britos makes a crucial headed clearance from Cresswell's whipped-in delivery. Up the other end, Hughes plays a lovely flicked pass to Gray, but the striker's cross is easily collected by Hart. Hughes and Gray linking up nicely here.  4:29PM 29 min Britos booked for scything down Kouyate down the West Ham right.  4:29PM 28 min Off the ball challenge from Carroll, who shoves over Richarlison after the Brazilian had dispossessed him. It's just a yellow card, which is probably the right call. But what on earth was Carroll thinking? He's only just back from suspension as well, and could easily have been booked earlier for that elbow on Zeegelaar.  4:25PM 25 min There's a coming together in midfield between Noble and Cleverley. I feel like those two would have been a central midfield pairing in a 2008 'Predicted England XI for the 2018 World Cup'.  Will Hughes celebrates putting Watford 1-0 up 4:22PM 23 min Hughes shows some nifty footwork to work a yard of space and then plays a lovely through ball to Richarlison. The Brazilian is clipped by Zabaleta just inside the box, but Marriner waves away the penalty appeals.  4:20PM 20 min West Ham enjoying plenty of possession in the last few minutes, but they're doing little more than pumping diagonals up towards Andy Carroll that are being well dealt with by the Watford defence.  4:17PM 17 min Zeegelaar, as he did for the goal, getting forward well. The Dutchman has recovered well from that painful Carroll challenge early on, and is making a positive impression on day-boo.  4:15PM 15 min Watford fans and players are frustrated as Gray is poleaxed by Reid as he heads towards goal. Referee Andre Marriner says no foul. It was a borderline call.  4:13PM 13 min Almost an instant response from West ham, but Carroll's header from Zabaleta's cross lacks power and doesn't trouble Gomes.  4:11PM GOAL! Watford 1 West Ham 0 (Hughes 11') Watford score with their first attack, and it's a first Watford goal for Will Hughes. Zeegelaar whips in a cross from the left that Gray controls brilliantly, and though his attempted shot is badly scuffed, the ball lands perfectly for Hughes to sweep home with his left foot from about 10 yards out.  Nightmare start for Moyes, and West Ham have lost all six of the Premier League games in which they've fallen behind this season.  Watford 1 - 0 West Ham (Will Hughes, 11 min) 4:09PM 10 mins "Sack the board" sing the West Ham fans. That'll be tough to hear for the so-called "Dildo brothers".  4:08PM 8 min Comical start to the game from Carroll - he's now dug an elbow into Kabasele's ribs. The Watford defender is winded by the challenge looks fine to carry on. That one was a more honest challenge from Carroll to be fair.  4:05PM 6 min Carroll really needs to stop playing back-passes to his goalkeeper. He tried a costly one against Tottenham earlier in the season, and he plays a ropey one here that Joe Hart does well to deal with.  Zeegelaar thankfully is back on.  4:03PM 3 min Zeegelaar is off the pitch now receiving treatment having been laid low for a couple of minutes. Watford playing with 10 men temporarily.  4:02PM 1 min Six seconds into Zeegelaar's Premier League debut and he's on the floor with blood pouring from his head after being on the receiving end of a trademark Carroll elbow. No punishment for the West Ham striker. That could have been a yellow or even a red.  Welcome to the Premier League Zeegelaar.  4:00PM Kick-off Watford are set up in a 3-4-3 formation, with the Dutch summer signing Zeegelaar making his debut at left wing-back. West Ham are set up in a 4-3-3.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  3:57PM The teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  Moyes tells Sky Sports ahead of the match: “We’re ready to go. We’ve had a few training sessions this week and last week. Have we done everything we could? No. Have we had enough time with the players? No. “We’re a bit limited in what we can do. I’ve been saying ‘Let’s make sure we do the job right’ but [the players] need to take responsibility themselves. Most important is we want to be a team that doesn’t lose.” 3:52PM Pards is in the building Alan Pardew, sporting a slightly creepy beard, says in the Sky Sports studio that he would have taken the West Ham job if he'd have been offered it. He then grabs fellow pundit Odion Ighalo's arm quite aggressively, and holds onto it for just long enough to make things uncomfortable. No 'your mum' gags though thankfully.  3:37PM Moyes speaks The new West Ham manager says before the game: "Honestly the big thing is that the players have been good. They have responded."  Moyesy of course promised to make his players work until they cry at his West Ham unveiling a couple of weeks ago.  3:28PM What does it all mean? So that's two changes for Watford, as Zeegelaar comes in for his debut, while Mariappa also starts. Holebas and Carrillo drop to the bench, and Deeney remains suspended after his beef with Joe Allen.  For West Ham, Moyes makes three changes to the West Ham team that were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool last time out. Edimilson Fernandes (dropped), Andre Ayew (ill) and Javier Hernandez (injured on international duty) drop out, with Arnautovic, Carroll and Zabaleta coming into the team.  It looks as though West Ham are lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with plenty of scope for Arnautovic to fizz crosses at Carroll's head.  Andy Carroll starts up front for West Ham 3:13PM Team news The teams are in, and they are as follows: Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis (GK), Prödl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll.  Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez.  2:30PM Preamble Hello all, Welcome to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Watford and West Ham. Typically, with it being a Premier League game, the focus is almost entirely on the managers.  In the claret and blue corner we have David Moyes, whose name I struggle to write out without instinctively adding the word "beleaguered" in front of it. Today is of course Moyes' first game in charge of West Ham after being given the job until the end of the season during the international break.  The appointment was met with exasperation by most West Ham supporters, who don't think the pessimistic Moe Szyslak lookalike is the man to bring back the glory days of mid-table finishes and the fabled "West Ham way".  Moyes' mission to restore the feelgood factor to the London Stadium starts today with a tricky looking trip to 9th-placed Watford. West Ham begin in 18th place and a point off safety. A win takes them to 15th or 16th and suddenly things are looking hopeful again. A defeat and we will likely see Moyes predicting a long, bleak winter for the team. In fact it being Moyes, he will likely reset West Ham's target to bettering Derby's record low Premier League points tally from a decade ago.  David Moyes takes charge of West Ham for the first time on Sunday Credit: Getty Images Over in the yellow corner, it's the suave Marco Silva, who looks like he should be cashing cheques on Wall Street in the 1980s. Despite Phil Thompson and Paul Merson's howls about Silva's appointment at Hull City last season, the Portuguese has made a very positive impression since arriving in England and is now wanted by Everton.  Watford have turned down two approaches from Everton in the last couple of weeks, but it's a story we probably haven't heard the end of. In the immediate term, Silva will be focused on ending his side's run of three defeats in a row.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 2-1 Watford win.  Team news to follow at 3pm...

Watford spoil Moyes' debut at West Ham with 2-0 win

WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United in action with Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Watford spoil Moyes' debut at West Ham with 2-0 win

West Ham United's English midfielder Mark Noble (L) tangles with Watford's Brazilian striker Richarlison de Andrade (R) during the English Premier League football match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Watford spoil Moyes' debut at West Ham with 2-0 win

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes watches the action from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Watford spoil Moyes' debut at West Ham with 2-0 win

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Watford spoil Moyes' debut at West Ham with 2-0 win

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