However, Moyes wasn't prepared to use it as an excuse for his sides second half collapse: "I would say it didn't help".
I expect the Magpies to get on the scoresheet and it's hard to see a Southampton side who have looked bereft of attacking ideas for much of the season - scoring only one goal per game - breaking them down once they have done so.
Police had to be positioned along the touchline and specifically around the West Ham bench, where more disturbances appeared to take place.
"While the official investigation of the incidents will be carried out by the Football Association, we will be asking our own questions of West Ham United about what happened this afternoon, especially to ensure similar events never reoccur".
"We were one goal down, in with a real good chance still - you know, the game was really tight".
After a mistake from 'keeper Hart led to the third goal, he was approached by more angry supporters in a third pitch invasion with nine minutes of normal play remaining.
Zabaleta called on his West Ham teammates to get themselves out of their predicament and said that they can not afford any more mishaps.
By the end of the game only club legend Trevor Brooking was still in the directors' box as fans vented their feelings about how the East London outfit is run.
"But we find ourselves in a situation where we are not the only team fighting against relegation".
"It's competitive, teams are doing everything they can to stay up".
Italian centre back Angelo Ogbonna has recovered from illness, while defensive colleague James Collins faces a late fitness test on the hamstring injury that kept him out against Swansea last weekend. At the prices I think it's worth backinng Palace to come away with a point at least. "It does make the atmosphere really tough to play in".
That sparked a series of protests which held the game up for several minutes and worsened as substitute Chris Wood rubbed salt into obviously painful wounds with two more Burnley goals which made a mockery of what had gone before - football-wise at any rate.
"We understand they are frustrated but obviously we are going to lose games and need them behind us".
In my quest to get back up the leader board, I'm continuing my policy of selecting outsiders to pinch a result.
"That shows how far we have come if people think we are favourites against a big club like West Ham", said Gudmundsson.