Under pressure Bilic relief after first Hammers' win


David Wagner conceded Huddersfield Town was "not good enough" and played like a promoted side as it slipped to a first Premier League defeat at West Ham.

"It is my birthday today and this is a great, great present for me", added the delighted Croatian. We were second best, more or less, in every area.

In fact, the message will be more to West Ham than anyone else, Bruno won't have forgotten his spat with them so easily.

He will now miss Saturday's Premier League match against Burnley and two games at Leicester City, one in the league and one in the League Cup. "We got our reward, a little bit lucky for the first goal but overall we deserved it", said West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.

Bilic has regularly talked about his frustration over Carroll's injury problems, and Monday's game was the England international's first since he damaged a thigh in April.

"We will take some positives out of what happened, look at the video, see what we did right and what we did wrong, and hear the manager's thoughts on it".

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Huddersfield, meanwhile, were on the back foot for most of the opening 30 minutes as they were wasteful when in possession of the ball.

Sam Allardyce: "That has taken the pressure off Slaven".

William Carvalho who had been injured (or "injured") during the West Ham negotiations, is not only back to the Sporting squad, but also doing very well.

Perhaps he is a genius, perhaps he is just lucky, who cares? "That didn't matter - it was all about the result and I thought his tactics were spot on".

West Ham claimed to have offered £23million to be paid in three instalments but Sporting claimed they never received an official bid for the 25-year-old midfielder.

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez earlier struck the crossbar with a shot, while Tom Ince smashed a drive against the bar late on for Huddersfield. Although Antonio wasn't directly involved in either of the goals, you would expect he will set up plenty in the months ahead.

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