West Ham picked up a third Premier League victory in four matches with an impressive 3-1 success at Southampton last weekend.
Slaven Bilic’s men fell behind to a debut goal from Manolo Gabbiadini, but goals from Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang, and Mark Noble secured the three points for the Hammers, and in turn their ninth win of the campaign.
It means that Bilic’s side move up to ninth in the table, and just five points adrift of West Brom in eighth, who they play at the London Stadium on Saturday.
With the fear of relegation banished after a fine run of form, the aim now will surely be to at least replicate last season’s seventh place finish in the Premier League, and potentially grab themselves a European spot come the end of the campaign.
They are currently nine points behind Everton in seventh, but West Ham’s recent form suggests that they could close that gap between now and May.
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