Matt Taylor believes Wednesday's victory at Tottenham Hotspur will galvanise the Hammers players ahead of Saturday's trip to Manchester United.

West Ham are looking to end a run of six consecutive Old Trafford defeats and midfielder Taylor says a performance similar to that at White Hart Lane would allow them to do that.

He said: "Wednesday was a game that a lot of people outside the dressing room expected us to come to and roll over and not put in a performance. But we did and we proved a lot of people wrong. Hopefully it will be a platform for us to go to Manchester United and into the Christmas period to pick up some positive results and get ourselves back up the league.

"I don't believe our league position reflects the players we have here, but we have to show that in the Premier League. Hopefully this will help us to do that."

Taylor was back in the team on Wednesday and he played a big role in Matt Jarvis' leveller, collecting Modibo Maiga's flick-on before laying off to the winger.

The No14 enjoyed the experience and is hoping for more.

He continued: "I really enjoyed Wednesday. It was a great game and we got a fantastic result. They started the game ever so well and had a lot of possession in the first 15-20 minutes, but we weathered the storm and got ourselves a foothold in the game.

"After going behind from our corner, which was a bit disappointing, we got back into it well and then I'm over the moon for Van [Maiga] to get the goal that will hopefully give him the confidence to get some more goals.

"It was good fun to play in and that's what I strive for, to play games. All I can do is when I'm given the chance, to play well, and I think I did okay at Spurs. The main thing is that I really enjoyed it. It's really important to do well when you're given the chance in a time you're not playing as much as you want to.

"I'm just buzzing for the lads because it was a fantastic result."