West Ham New Boy Very Happy With Debut

Shaun Goater and Paul Dickov during the Premier League Live event

Pressure has undoubtedly been mounting on Hammers manager, Slaven Bilic, following a frustrating start to their Premier League campaign. He looks small, but he is not small at all, he is so tough and I think he is good for us.

The Hammers welcomed Accrington Stanley to the Olympic Stadium last night and found it hard to break down the well drilled League Two side. "It is logical after the last couple of weeks and it's only with wins that we'll get it back".

West Ham and Chelsea - who absolutely despise each other - then do battle at the Olympic Stadium.

But Slaven Bilic's side have endured a poor start to the season and are now languishing in the Premier League relegation zone, having secured just three points from their opening five games.

Meanwhile West Ham's problems on the pitch remain as Stanley created the better chances in the first half, with Darren Randolph saving from Seamus Conneely and Jordan Clark firing narrowly wide.

"It was a really tough game and it was not easy but we needed this win for the team and the manager".

But it's the nature of the performance against League Two side Accrington Stanley that's encapsulated negative feelings around the London Stadium. With the greatest respect, these are cup games and they played a good game against Burnley.

"In the meantime we're going to be totally different than before the Accrington game".

Bilic can draw some comfort that his creative force of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini are still capable of turning matches.

"Unfortunately we've gone to sleep in the 96th minute and you give a player of Payet's quality a free-kick on the edge of the box it's tantamount to a penalty".

The last 16 of the EFL Cup has thrown up a second Manchester derby of the season within the first three months.



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