Slaven Bilic was a changed man and it was so good to see him laughing and joking after the game.
Told by studio pundit and former Hammers boss Harry Redknapp what he was delighted to see the team win and loved the way he had set the team up SB smiled and said: “Thanks boss…I learned it off you.”
And when Harry said: “You must have learned something off Ian Wright Slav whipped back with some great banter declaring: “Yeah Harry …to hide my watch.”
Assessing the team’s performance the boss said: “I have to praise them They showed real quality on the ball and were determined and showed great spirit.
“You can talk about confidence forever but it’s about goals and that will have done wonders for us and we could have had two.
“I wanted to go three at the back for some time. It’s a system I like but you need players like Cresswell back to make it work. I want to fnd the best system for us and I really like this one.
“Winston Reid has only been back for two days from international duty and I spoe to him about it. Then he was absolutely magnificent.
“We bshowed this afternoon that we are a good team – a good unit which has real quality and I am very pleased.”