David Moyes has warned the other teams in and around the top of the Premier League that there is even more to come from his high-flying side.
“The teams around us are top, top teams and we are going to have to play incredibly well to be there. But I think we’ve got another gear or two to what we’ve shown tonight,” said Moyes according to BT Sport.
Despite seeing their only known striker, Michail Antonio, injured again, West Ham swatted away Sheffield United 3-0.
And Moyes said: “I can’t say how well the players have done and I think we have another level. It’s a very good result, very few teams will get three goals against Sheffield United.”
However, the Hammers manager acknowledged that if someone told him at the start of the season that West Ham would be above the champions in February, he would not have believed them:
“Obviously I wouldn’t have believed it at the start of the season if someone had said that,” said the coach, whose side were deep in relegation trouble this time last year.
“But our form after the lockdown was good and a couple of signings have worked really well for us, and the players have kicked on.
“We’ve got five games before April and if we make it to there it might start hotting up. But it nearly feels uneasy talking like this.”