Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

West Ham beats Huddersfield for first win of Premier League season

West Ham beats Huddersfield for first win of Premier League season

Some fans were keen to see other signings arrive before last month's transfer deadline, but West Ham stuck with what they had on deadline day - despite claims of players being offered to the club in the dying embers of the transfer window. I was pleased with the way we played.

Ayew, on as a second-half substitute, added a second goal in the 77th when he poked home a loose ball from inside the six-yard box from a corner. "I wanted a player [Carvalho] and that is not exactly what happened with those two you mention (Sanches and Krychowiak). We knew with three players up front they would always cause problems".

Admittedly they were poor at Newcastle despite enjoying 63% possession, but I believe Bilic's men will be fine this season and comfortably finish mid-table. It will never be Upton Park, but it's becoming our home more and more.

Striker Andy Carroll could also make his return to the West Ham squad for the first time this season, while midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been sidelined with a knee injury. Although for me it's not logical to be under pressure after three games only but it is modern football and of course I have felt the pressure.

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The Spanish striker, who joined the Blues from Real Madrid earlier in the summer, has already scored three goals for his new club. The language used in that song is totally unacceptable.

The Hammers have now kept four clean sheets in their last five top-flight home games. West Ham won them both 1-0.

In September 2016, Croatian newspaper 24Sata reported how Bilic was "completely lost" at West Ham.

Failure to win could result in Bilic very quickly joining De Boer on this season's Premier League scrapheap.

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