West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has challenged his side to repeat today’s showing as they ran out 3-0 winners against Newcastle.
In a match which they dominated from start to finish, Javier Hernandez put the Hammers ahead early, before striking again in the second-half with Felipe Anderson putting the icing on the cake.
Pellegrini was particularly pleased with the defensive efforts of his team. He said: “Really satisfied [about the win] because the team played a very good game.
“We scored three and create four or five clear chances. We kept a clean sheet which we haven’t done very often this season. They didn’t create many chances.
“If you keep a clean sheet you can play different. We work hard during the week and today we played in the way we need if we don’t want to concede goals.
“We arrive with the World Cup and Javier (Hernandez) was five weeks ill. It is not easy to recover his best moment but he is a scorer. When I start with him today because before that he could not play a complete game. I am happy for him.
“Felipe (Anderson) played a very good game also. He scored one and had a lot of important passes. He is more used to the Premier League and is improving every game.
“The worst mistake is to think the future is regular for us. We need to play the next game in the same way as today. An important three points but it is not enough. We need to think to the next game and three more.”