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Dede Ayew Helps West Ham To First Win

Dede Ayew Helps West Ham To First Win

"We started with three away games and three defeats and this was a must-win game", he said.

"It's been a long time over the summer". For my point of view, I think we were well aware of the direct style West Ham used today.

The Black Stars deputy captain was however introduced in the 64th minute and his first major contribution was to clip a ball to Pedro Obiang who took advantage of some terrible defending by Huddersfield to slot home and open the scoring all be it via a wicked deflection.

Their next match is a tough game against West Brom at The Hawthorns Stadium.

This is clearly a message for clubs who thought they could negotiate the Sporting down on transfer fees, and that, of course, very much includes West Ham, who tried to get a bargain when signing William Carvalho. "We knew with three players up front they would always cause problems".

They did, and they were aided by returning to a three-man central defensive formation and wing-backs.

SLAVEN BILIC could well be sacked if West Ham lose to Huddersfield tomorrow - here are the leading contenders to replace him. He showed menace and goal and after going off on 82 minutes, you knew he had given everything.

"That can only come with good results and good individual performances, and good memories from the games, especially those games, the big ones". But with a superb display of running and pressing, he managed it with aplomb.

"It was a top performance, not in the sense of attractive football, but in determination and in executing the game plan".

Perhaps Bilic is not as bad a manager as he is sometimes painted in the press. Some fans criticized him when he chose to replace Chicharito for André Ayew at the 65 minutes.

The winger was a threat all night in a lively three-pronged West Ham attack alongside Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll.

"Sometimes you have to take a chance as a manager".

Tom Ince struck bench in the closing stages yet West Pork saw out a scrappy triumph - not that Bilic will be caring just how it was achieved. That goal was at a crucial time for us and gave us a boost and brought us back into a confident zone.


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