Stoke City v West Ham United

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts as Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger returns to the dugout during the English Premier League football match between West Ham

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West Ham remain in the bottom three, but they at least now have some cause for optimism.

However, West Ham manager David Moyes has also suggested that there are questions hanging over a few more of his players ahead of their visit to the Bet365 Stadium. "If we can keep that form going into these couple of games I'm sure we will be fine".

He said: "They're conceding far too many goals".

Stoke enter their Saturday match against West Ham, two points ahead of the Hammers.

West Ham United skipper Mark Noble believes the work manager David Moyes is doing on tightening up their defence is starting to bear fruit after recording successive Premier League clean sheets for just the second time this term.

"We have still got to climb the table, so we still have to win an terrible lot more games".

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The Mirror says West Ham's players have staged their recent mini-revival in the knowledge that they will have their wages cut by 50 percent if they go down.

I've played with the Stoke fans and they're fantastic if they're on your side, but they can be very hostile and the manner in which he went left a sour taste in the Stoke fans' mouth.

'You always get the feeling they would have opened them up somewhere and got a goal or two.

The Hammers have earned four points from their last two games, one point more than in the previous eight attempts.

Javier Hernandez has scored five Premier League goals against Stoke.

Last season, Stoke and West Ham played to a scoreless draw and 1-1 draw. The Stoke boss has hitherto resisted calls to ditch his team's three-man defence and return to four at the back, but he may be tempted to shake things up this weekend in a bid to bring about an upturn in fortunes.

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