West Ham manager, David Moyes, was the happiest man on Earth on Sunday after his side posted a shock 1-0 win over Alex Iwobi’s Everton in the Premier League duel.
Angelo Ogbonna headed a second-half winner to give Moyes’ side a hard-fought victory.
In a game of few clear-cut chances, defender Ogbonna netted the only goal in the 74th minute, rising inside the six-yard box to flick home Jarrod Bowen’s corner.
“Good performance, difficult place to come as I know.
“It (the goal from a set-piece) was one which we needed because we had been knocking at the door in different ways so we needed that to get over the line.
Should Everton have had a free-kick in the build-up to the West Ham goal? “I had forgotten that part of the build-up to the goal. Maybe you can tell me better than I can because I’ve not seen it again to tell whether it was or wasn’t.
“I think overall we deserved it because of the way we played, we played some really good stuff. We had a lot of the ball, maybe just in the final third, we could have been a bit cleaner.
“This was a great place for me. I had 11 years in management here and we had great times here, cup finals and Europa League quarter-finals. I have had some great days here, really fond memories of the club but I have got a new club now and a new team which is playing really well.”
West Ham are now unbeaten in their last eight competitive away fixtures and have won their last three in extremely impressive fashion, beating Leeds United and Everton in the Premier League and knocking Manchester United out of the EFL Cup.
The success Moyes is having in this role, after failed stints with Man United, Real Sociedad, and Sunderland, is a surprise in itself but one of the cornerstones of the Irons’ progress under the Scotsman has been their self-belief and confidence on the road.
Learning to beat good sides away from home on a regular basis will not only benefit them in finishing as high as possible in the league, but also potentially in the knockout stages of the Europa League come spring.