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Moyes ‘hoping’ West Ham can pull off ‘monumental thing’ and break the top four

David Moyes is hopeful West Ham can pull off a ‘monumental thing’ and break into the Premier League’s top four this season.

West Ham have been arguably the division’s surprise package this season, bouncing back from a difficult campaign last season to emerge as unlikely contenders to secure Champions League football.

Moyes’ side currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, two points adrift of the top four with a game-in-hand on fourth-placed Chelsea, ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leeds at the London Stadium.

Moyes admits breaking up English football’s established elite would be a ‘monumental thing’ for his side but is hopeful his side can continue to produce consistent performances and challenge.

“Trying to break into the top four in any season is a monumental thing for any team,” Moyes said at his pre-match press conference.

“There’s always a first for everything – I’m hoping that we’re able to do everything we can to challenge the top teams.”

Moyes was also full of praise for this weekend’s opponents and has been impressed with Leeds’ performances since returning to the Premier League, insisting West Ham are papred for a ‘tough’ game against a side who have shown little fear this season.

“For a team coming into the Premier League they’ve done very well stepping up.

“When we saw them in the Championship, the way they play was always going to cause teams problems.

“We know how tough it’s going to be. We got a good result at Elland Road and hope we can back it up with a good result at London Stadium.”

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