David Moyes is convinced the Hammers are a better team than recent results but was grateful for some terrific fan support at the London Stadium today.
Delivering his verdict on the 3-0 victory over Southampton he told the official site: “I’ve got to say we made a great start and we had great support from the first minute and I think it inspired the players as well.
“The players had a really good go right at the start and thankfully we got a couple of early goals and the third goal just before half-time made a big difference as well.
“We think we’re good enough to be up there [in 14th], but we dropped down as our recent results have not been good enough. Thankfully today’s was.
“The supporters were great and I think they have been great here. There are one or two who maybe [weren’t], like happened in the last game, but overall the atmosphere in the stadium has been terrific, it really has.
“The players gave them something to shout about today. The players showed how much they cared after the way things went in the last home game.”
He is delighted with Marko Arnautovic’ contribution as striker saying: “We think Marko is doing a terrific job. He’s been great since he went up front.
“He missed a big chance before his first goal or he could easily have had a hat-trick, but that’s Marko and he’s capable of doing it and he’s making a big difference, I have to say. I thought his performance was great.
“I’m enjoying working with him because he is scoring me goals and playing well and he’s also shown the West Ham supporters and the club why they paid £20 million for him from Stoke in the summer.
“Arthur’s cross for the third goal was great. It was a brilliant counter attack and we got the ball out with quick play. Overall, our first half performance was very good and the players deserve a lot of credit.”