West Ham end dry spell with 2-0 win

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And while Bilic acknowledged that it was imperative to take all three points, he says the pressure is nothing new.

The breakthrough came in the 72nd minute when Obiang's 25-yard strike hit Mathias Jorgensen's back and looped over keeper Jonas Lossl.

However the Croatian manager wasn't immune to being blasted by the Irons faithful, even though his decision ultimately earned his side their first points of the campaign on their return to the London Stadium.

Tom Ince rattled the crossbar late on for Huddersfield but ultimately they were brought back down to earth after their hugely encouraging start to life in the Premier League. 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. Bilic, who's 49th birthday coincided with his side's victory, looked visibly relieved at the end of the game.

"We started with three away games (they couldn't play at home until the London Stadium was re-adapted after the World Athletics Championships) and three defeats and this was a must-win game", Bilic told Sky Sports.

Andy Carroll has been mocked for his armed robbery ordeal by former West Ham midfielder Martin Allen. Missing Marko Arnautovic, he allows Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio to play off him and use the space he creates.




The Hammers' finishing was poor - with Cheikhou Kouyate, James Collins, Jose Fonte and Antonio all squandering chances.

It was Hernandez's replacement, Ayew, who made it two quickly from a goalmouth scramble.

But it was actually a match-winning substitution.

The defeat leaves Town sixth on the Premier League ladder.

Perhaps the worldwide break came at a bad time because they put in their worst performance of the fledgling season. I saw my team really focus, they showed determination, energy, that was really important to me, the thing I was focused on.

"We were not fearless enough to ask for the ball in tight spaces and this was a big, big problem", said Wagner, who admitted he was at a loss to find any positives from the night.

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