It's time to be very honest with ourselves as we enter the business end of the season just above the drop zone. Moyes' men picked up a vital 3 points against Fulham who not only dominated with 76% possession, but had to gift the Hammers an unfortunate own-goal.
The West ham defence played very well but you'd have to think that if Mitrovic had been on the pitch that at least some of the legions of crosses that were pumped in by Fulham would have delivered big scoring opportunities. Moreover, Fabianski's late intervention in the dying minutes to prevent a certain goal was a massive moment.
As a result, a supercomputer calculates that the Hammers are now only at 7% risk of relegation. This seems VERY optimistic indeed given that West ham's game in hand is away to Man City and 3 of our 4 remaining home games are against Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd - sides against whom Moyes' tactics rarely deliver points.
So, if we are to get 6-7 more points we will need to get some decent results in our away fixtures at Bournemouth, Palace, Leicester and Brentford as well as at least a draw at home to Leeds. None of this looks anything like certain right now as we are really struggling to get goals and our away form has been atrocious. Nobody wants to be heading to Leicester on the final day needing a result to stay up!
The Gods of Footy were on our side against Fulham. Let's hope they keep up the good will towards us in the remaining nine games!