West Ham fell to a 3-1 loss to Arsenal despite leading in a defeat that piles pressure on David Moyes.

The league leaders were always going to be a tough challenge but the loss will hurt more considering our Hammers were leading at the break and yet poor defending led to what was a damaging loss.

Against the run of play West Ham were given a rightful penalty when Jarrod Bowen was clipped in the box, which Said Benrahma smashed home to give hope in a crucial game.

In typical fashion Moyes’ side held back and defended and were close to conceding when the referee pointed to the spot for a handball, but VAR thankfully corrected the call as it hit the face of Aaron Cresswell.

The break arrived giving belief that West Ham looked like get something from the London derby, but the second half delivered what everyone at the club feared.

A defensive approach once again resulted in the hosts dominating and earning a victory with shocking defending, especially from Vladimír Coufal costing our Hammers dearly, with Arsenal taking the game away inside the space of 15 minutes.

A shocking second half performance that raises questions again if David Moyes should remain at the helm, with too much respect shown to the opposition.

West Ham are now in desperate need of points, and the visit of Brentford in 4 days time could being do-or-die for the Hammers manager.