Sam Allardyce hailed Sunday's 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur as his best result as West Ham United manager.

Big Sam has led the Hammers to promotion via an unforgettable Play-Off final and a thrilling home league win over Chelsea last season, but defeating big-spending Spurs on their own patch topped the lot for the boss.

Goals from Winston Reid, Ricardo Vaz Te and an outstanding individual strike from Ravel Morrison capped a day West Ham fans all over the world will not forget in a hurry.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham TV, the Gaffer highlighted the importance of climbing out of the bottom three and is now targeting a home win over Manchester City next time out.

"I think that is my best result as West Ham manager," said Big Sam. "To come to Spurs and see the team that they have assembled this year, having spent over £100 million, and what they have achieved up to now with only conceding two goals and their results in Europe and in the league, that was a magnificent victory.

"For us, that's probably the best result I've had since we've been in the Premier League."

"Let's make no mistake about this, we deserved it because Tottenham have only conceded two goals all season in eleven matches. We know the strength of our team that no matter how good the opposition players are and how much they've spent - in excess of £100 million - that our team unity out of possession will nullify talent.

"We then rely on our talent to expose the opposition and when we got possession, expose the spaces they would leave. They leave a lot of spaces here at home, but they have only conceded two. That shows that even when they lose possession they are very difficult to break down, but if you do it quick enough, with enough accuracy and with players running in the right places, [you can beat them].

"We frustrated Tottenham and frustrated their fans and scored three different types of goals. The corner got us 1-0 up with a little bit of luck, but we deserved that luck because Kevin Nolan has run into the right area, as did Vaz for the second.

"Then there was a bit of outstanding genius from Ravel Morrison. You'd be hard-pushed to see a better goal than that this season, let alone this month."

The platform for West Ham's victory was based on another superb defensive perfomance. When the back four was breached, Jussi Jaaskelainen was there to make a wonderful save to deny Jermain Defoe with the game still goalless just after half-time.

"It wasn't off a build-up from Tottenham, but a poor header from James Tomkins, too. They capitalised on a mistake from us to get Jermain Defoe in, but the Juss-man was there when we needed him.

"He had one shot on target in the first half and that was an easy save and he made it. He pulled that save out of the bag when needed because I think we'd have found it difficult to get anything if we'd gone 1-0 down.

"The game just showed the importance of the first goal because a bit of panic set into Tottenham and we took full advantage of it again and again. That was never truer than with the third goal, which was outstanding individual ability from a very, very good young player."

Big Sam said the psychological boost of the Hammers lifting themselves out of the bottom three after just 24 hours in the relegation zone could not be over-estimated.

"It's very, very important not to be in the bottom three, for confidence and for just getting out of there and we've got out of there at the first time of asking," he continued. "The longer you are in there, the harder it gets because everybody starts talking about negativity and relegation this and that.

"There was a huge amount of pressure on in year two at Bolton and we got out of it at the first time of asking and we may have said and made excuses that we didn't deserve to be in there, but the fact was that while our performances were good enough, our results weren't good enough.

"We've put three points on the board in style by the way we've played and the way we set the tactics out."

The tactics may be slightly different when Manchester City visit east London on Saturday 19 October, but Big Sam is targeting an identical result.

"They can be beaten," he said. "Aston Villa and Cardiff have beaten them, so we take confidence from this result. We'll play a different way at home after the international break and we'll try to go out and win the game.

"They have lost two away from home and conceded five goals in those two games, so there is an opportunity there to capitalise on.

"We will have to be at our best form and on Sunday each individual played the best they could play and that's why we won."