Ed: It Was Strange

Eduoard Cisse admits he has never been involved in such a strange game as he was on Sunday.

An early second half replacement for the injured Steve Lomas, he helped the second half fightback that so nearly yielded a point from the near impossible position of 4-1 down.

But he cannot find a reason for the Jekyll and Hyde performance against Leeds and he says:

"It is my first time; that is football, though, and I can't explain it," he says.

"We need to fight for Glenn because he is a great manager who loves this club, and we want to show to him we can fight because we are right behind him.

"We started the game really badly but in the second half it was another West Ham.

"We were more competitive and combative and there was a lot of fight - and it was a really strange game."

He is looking forward to the visit of Manchester United this weekend and is likely to play with Steve Lomas injured.

"Sunday will be a great game for us - and for them too, as both teams need to win after a Premiership defeat last weekend," he says.

"I don't think there is pressure, we just have to play really well and win for our supporters.

"In the second half against Leeds we showed that we would fight for West Ham - and I think the supporters loved that.

"We played with good concentration after the break and got a lot of strikes on goal - but I can't say it was a good match because we lost the game.

"We need to play as well as that second half on Sunday and if we do that, why can't we win?"