West Ham fans hail Hernandez impact in Chelsea draw

David Moyes’ West Ham United side had enjoyed a weekend results elsewhere went their way in the relegation battle.

Relegation rivals Southampton and Stoke both lost out to North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham respectively and that allowed the Irons to face reigning champions Chelsea as something of a free hit.

Joe Hart’s inclusion and Javier Hernandez’s exclusion did not necessarily please West Ham fans prior to kick off but the England international kept his side in the game at times and it was the Mexican poacher who got Moyes out of jail with an emphatic finish in the second half to rescue a 1-1 draw and edge ever closer to safety.

Chelsea’s current low confidence rendered them unable to mount a troubling response so all that was left to do from a West Ham perspective was celebrate an unlikely draw and call on Moyes to start Hernandez – valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt – every week…