West Ham left it fairly late to pick up their first win of the season after a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Monday night.
Slaven Bilic revealed the sacking of Frank de Boer by Crystal Palace earlier in the day had been playing on his mind, but the ex-Croatia boss orchestrated his side to their first win of the season.
After 77 minutes, Pedro Obiang’s heavily deflected shot opened the scoring – It was the first goal that David Wagner’s side have conceded in their first season back in the top flight.
Andre Ayew sealed the win just five minutes later.
The Hammers have remained in the relegation zone, but are finally on the up after a disappointing start to the new season.
Take a look at the THREE things we learned from the victory over the Terriers…
The Croat’s job appeared to be hanging by a thread after the three defeats in a row. However, Bilic toughened up the defence as his side claimed their first points and first clean sheet of the season.
Zabaleta was immensely impressive on his home debut for the club. The 32 year-old shone as he was rampant down the right-hand side. His best performance in the Claret and Blue.
A big question for Bilic is whether he brings Mark Noble back into the side. The captain missed out against Huddersfield, but should he immediately be brought back in?
Obiang and Kouyate worked their socks off on Monday, and Bilic may be inclined to keep more of the same.