Reid - One of my best results for the Hammers

West Ham United defender Winston Reid is still celebrating one of the best victories since his arrival at the Club and hopes it is the springboard for a memorable final season at the Boleyn Ground.

Reid has been part of many famous victories following his transfer to east London back in 2010.

But the New Zealand international says he was proud to be part of the team which came away with a thrilling 2-0 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

Reid had nothing but praise for all his team-mates and feels all the hard work they have put in during the pre-season campaign came to fruition on the opening day of the season.

Reid said: “It was probably one of my best results in a West Ham shirt. We have not had the best of performances against Arsenal, but we were compact as a unit and broke in numbers when we had the opportunity.

“It was a long day at the office but we got the victory in the end which I thought the boys did well to hang onto at the end.

“In the second half we were obviously under pressure but I thought we controlled the game and limited them to chances.”

Slaven Bilic has been busy in the transfer market this summer and with Angelo Ogbonna and Dimitri Payet making their Premier League debuts in north London, Reid has nothing but praise for the way they have settled straight into the team.

The experienced defender also singled out 16-year-old Reece Oxford for the way he handled his Premier League debut and became the youngest player in the Club's history.

Reid added: “We have been emphasising working as a team and being a solid unit coming into the new season and I thought the likes of Reece Oxford at just 16 produced such a mature performance.

“Angelo next to me had a solid game and Dimitri has that extra bit of quality and spark that maybe we didn't have last year and has brought something different to the team.

“There are other players who have arrived at the club that are contributing in training and when they get the chance I'm sure they will be keen to impress as well.

“It was brilliant for us to score right on half-time. We have been working on set-pieces and it was a great ball from Dimitri. Cheikhou put his head in where it hurts and came up trumps with the goal.

“Every game is very different and it will not mean anything if we put in a poor performance at home.

“We will enjoy the Arsenal victory but when we are back in training on Tuesday we will be working hard towards the Leicester game. It was nice to get back out there and play in the Premier League again.”

Reid is relishing the chance to work under the new management structure and believes Bilic got his tactics completely right against the FA Cup holders.

“Fair play to the manager and his staff. They have come in and encouraged us. They have demanded a lot from us.

“But I thought the tactics were brilliant against Arsenal. We were clever and closed them down where they were going to be good and limited the number of chances they had on goal.”