West Ham win to give Bilic flawless birthday gift

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The win took West Ham off the bottom of the table and up to 18th place, still in the relegation zone, while Huddersfield stay sixth with seven points from their four games.

West Ham eventually broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute through Pedro Obiang's strike that took a major deflection and wrong-footed Lossi. "We're not over-excited because we know we didn't start the season well and we know we need to stay on the front foot and try to go and get something at West Brom". We said to the guys we would go back to basics, we had to keep the clean sheet and stop them from having the ball in risky areas.

This was West Ham's first win of the season and Bilic had been tipped for the sack following their bad start, but he said that at his age - he turned 49 on Monday - he did not worry about that.

It was only Huddersfield's first defeat on their return to the top division after a 45-year hiatus, but Wagner is keen on setting a high benchmark early in the campaign.

"We had not deserved to win any games so we were where we deserved to be". From the recent matches, it seems that Huddersfield Town is in the good form when compared to the West Ham United.

"It is the ideal birthday present", he smiled.


"I'm not going to lie, Frank de Boer was in the back of my mind". From the point of view of sports management, the better we sell, the more we earn respect from other clubs.

"It wasn't because Chicharito didn't have a good game, but simply because it was a good time to get fresh legs on the pitch, and we are talking about Ayew, who can always score goals and he scored again tonight". I am unsure if we were nervous.

"We have to be courageous with the ball and we made so many unforced errors".

Perhaps he is a genius, perhaps he is just lucky, who cares?

Andy Carroll made his first appearance this season following a thigh injury, with Mexico striker Hernandez having to move out to the wing to make space for the target man.

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