Moyes: West Ham ‘better prepared’ for potential crowd trouble

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West Ham United is two weeks removed from an absurd home match at the London Stadium, one which found its fans on the field and a corner flag planted in the center circle.

That started with Burnley going ahead 1-0 against the relegation-threatened Irons. David Moyes cannot guarantee that the fans will react better to a concession, but his Irons should fare better than a 3-0 blowout.

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The stadium will have increased security for Saturday’s visit from Southampton (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC and online via

From The Telegraph:

“We have to make sure that we are in the game, to make sure we do not let anything alter our mindset. I think the players have a different mindset now.

“The players did not enjoy it. They are better prepared now. If it happens again they will be mentally stronger.”

The potential for chaos will have at least one eye trained on the stands, but there’s little debate that what happens between the lines could severely hamper the fortunes of a losing side. It’s a big one in London.