Martin Allen - Ginge was outstanding

Hammers legend Martin Allen gives his reaction to a hard-fought - and much needed - victory over Swansea City at London Stadium...

Allen, who played 232 games for the Hammers across a seven-year spell in the 1980s and 90s, was thrilled to see Slaven Bilic's team gain a crucial three points.

He said: "It was a big three points, a very nervy occasion before the game, but I thought the players, right from the start, put in a controlled, disciplined performance.

"James Collins was an outstanding performer on the day. West Ham could have had more goals on the counter in the second half, but overall it was a great three points.

"The winning goal was a lovely one. Kouyate is a good player - a great athlete who is full of energy and gets his foot in. When it came to it, he made the strike.

"Everyone knew what the game meant, and the supporters rightly got behind the team right from the first second. Yes, it's praise from the crowd, and the players too, they have to give them something to get off their feet. That's what they did."