Speaking after the one goal defeat of the ten men, he said: ““It was a very good performance in the second half, but not so much the first, and of course we got our second penalty of the season and it was so important for us in the end because we scored it.
“It was a good performance by the players stepping up to the mark to replace those who are injured and Reece Burke again I have to mention on his second appearance.
It took him until Thursday to recover [from QPR] physically and mentally because he was so tired, but he did another good job.
“It was a well-deserved victory but we should have won it by an awful lot more.”
He added on West Ham TV: “It’s been clear to everybody that we have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net, even though we created chance after chance.
“I wouldn’t say all of it were bad finishing, because a lot of it was good defending and very good goalkeeping, particularly the save from Enner Valencia just after we’d scored the penalty.
“We go the nerve-ends jangling for everybody because, with three minutes to go, we know we were 1-0 up and what has happened to us in the recent past. We coped with it very well, so it was a very good win.”