Slaven Bilic toasts flawless birthday present after Hammers deliver first win

Sheri Evans
September 13, 2017

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West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates victory with James Collins and Aaron Cresswell (left) after the Premier League match at the London Stadium. We started with three away games and three defeats and this was a must win game.

Huddersfield Town, on the other hand, have surprised for all the right reasons. We are up and running and it's nice to be at home and get a result. His shot took a huge deflection off the back of Huddersfield defender Mathias Joergensen and the deadlock was broken, much to the joy of the home fans.

The silver lining is that the Yorkshire club are still yet to concede a goal.

Defeat to Huddersfield would have left the charismatic Croat in real danger of becoming the second managerial casualty of the season, after Frank de Boer was sacked by pointless Crystal Palace Monday.

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Having dominated the first half, the hosts went ahead at London Stadium through Pedro Obiang's deflected strike with 18 minutes remaining before substitute Ayew made the game safe with a typically opportunistic close-range finish.

"We are players, we are a team and we are together". That goal was at a crucial time for us and gave us a boost and brought us back into a confident zone. We totally deserve it.

That Wagner bowed to the pressure was troubling since his side had been the favourites going into the game. "We stuck to the plan and fully deserved the win".

"We have to be more fearless and more comfortable on the ball".

In the build-up to the West Ham v Huddersfield match, it was widely reported that Slaven Bilic could lose his job were the Hammers to have been defeated. It wasn't pretty, but for West Ham and Bilic to get off the bottom, it was exactly what was needed.

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