James Collins is eyeing back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories for the first time this term, with Sunday's trip to Liverpool already looming large.

West Ham United turned on the style in an excellent 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, a performance that Collins expects to inspire similarly impressive feats on the road.

For the Welsh centre-half, the nature of Saturday's victory was a powerful reminder of the Hammers' supremacy at the Boleyn Ground, success that he puts down, in part, to another quick start.

Collins told West Ham TV: We've been great at home all season. The fans have been right behind us every game and we've come out of the blocks and always performed well in the first half.

"No matter who comes here, we know we're going to give them a game. Obviously we beat Chelsea here last year and though West Brom have had a great season, we've turned them over as well.

"It's a massive win. We knew beforehand it was a big game for us and luckily we've performed and got the three points."

Though Collins tends to be more concerned with the happenings in his own penalty area, he was still mightily impressed with the quality of the Hammers' three goals. The 29-year-old even had the rare luxury of bagging an assist, after watching Andy Carroll convert his delicately flighted free-kick.

"Two of the goals have come from set plays that we've worked on, which is obviously quite a big part of our game," he added. "The third one was a great finish and Gary O'Neil's was special was as well. It was great to get the three points. To perform well and score three is always nice.

"With Andy being so good in the air, if you put it in and around him, we'll get chances or he'll score and fortunately on Saturday we got one off him. Andy's volley was a great goal. To hit it the way he did, on his wrong foot as well. He's left footed predominantly. I think the way he played, anything he was going to hit was going to go in. I thought he was superb."

Ever the perfectionist, Collins was inevitably frustrated with the Baggies' late penalty award, one that denied the Hammers another prized clean sheet. In truth, that the Hammers' goal had survived intact until the dying minutes owed much to one brilliant stop from Jussi Jaaskelainen.

"It was a match-changing save. He was going one way, it's got the deflection and Jussi's managed to get to it. I think we scored just after that which was big. So he's top goalkeeper and it was a top save.

"I was disappointed to concede, as a defender I'd have liked the clean sheet. I don't think it was a penalty. It was touch and go. But overall they didn't have too many clear cut chances so we're happy with it."

Victory lifts the Hammers back to 11th in the Barclays Premier League and with the top ten in sight, Collins is hopeful of a confident West Ham showing at Anfield come the weekend.

"We're looking at that [40-point mark]. We should have been there already to be honest. I wouldn't say results have gone against us but we should have done better in certain games and been there already.

"We're full of confidence again. Obviously we weren't too happy with the result at Chelsea, but we've put things right and got the win against West Brom. We'll have a good week's training and head to Anfield looking to get our first back-to-back wins of the season."

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