Reid pleased with a job well done

Winston Reid was delighted with the Hammers’ victory and clean sheet to boot
After securing their seventh win on the road during a record breaking season, Winston Reid was delighted with the Hammers’ dominant 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

The central-defender put in a typically robust performance at the heart of defence to secure a valuable clean sheet, their tenth of the campaign.

Reflecting on a job well done, Reid said: “It was a good performance, apart from the first 20 minutes when we were under pressure. But we came through that period and then played really well.

“The first 20 minutes weren’t good enough, but you know when you go away from home that it’s going to hard from the start, the crowd are behind them, so it’s difficult. But we weathered that storm, fought our way into the game and deserved the victory.

“Added to that, it was nice to get a clean sheet today; we haven’t had enough of them over the season.”
After an initial spell of pressure from the hosts, the Hammers overpowered their opponents, thanks to a Mark Noble brace after Cheikhou Kouyate’s header broke the deadlock.

And it was the Senegalese’s opener which Reid believes proved to be crucial. He continued: “Once we got the opening goal I think that was the turning point, Cheik did very well, and had a great game. Then Nobes scoring just before half time was very important, I think that kind of killed the game off.”

With just three games remaining, the Hammers remain firmly in the hunt for European football. Having secured a minimum of 59 points, already the Hammers’ highest total in the Premier League era, Reid reasoned the Hammers could be even higher up the table.

“We’ve had too many draws this season, and that has held us back a bit from where we might be in the table. But, we’re still up there fighting for Europe and with a few games to go, we are in a good position.

“West Brom are a tough team to come and beat, they are very organised and are a threat from set pieces, which I felt we dealt with well. So we are all very happy.”