West Ham v Swansea

Following the game, Bilic jokingly said that he was surprised to see the Senegal worldwide score, "We started the game well and had a couple of opportunities but then that goal was a little unexpected from Cheikhou!"

Kouyate is West Ham's man of the moment after scoring a fantastic goal in the crucial 1-0 win over Swansea City last time out.

West Ham veteran James Collins insists that it is easy to hide behind Slaven Bilic when the team are not performing well, but he and his team-mates love their boss and will stand by his side defending him.

A scrappy opening 20 minutes gave way to a spell of West Ham pressure, with Manuel Lanzini fizzing a 25-yard free-kick over the top and Robert Snodgrass' risky header saved by Lukasz Fabianski on the goal line.

Clement sent on Fernando Llorente and Luciano Narsingh at half-time and the changes nearly brought an immediate impact when Narsingh's shot was blocked by James Collins.

However, they have an opportunity to get some points on the board when they host Paul Clement's Swansea on Saturday, with the Swans themselves on a bad run of no win in their last four games.

Backed by West Ham's owners earlier this week, Bilic had called for his team to stick together and they appeared to have heeded the message in a lively start. I speak particularly about us, that was really the case in the first half.

"It's going to be massive, but every game left is like a final now".

But Kouyate's strike lifted them eight points clear of the drop zone and eased some of the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic. I thought it was a poor game lacking quality. It's not a good afternoon for us.

"We can't make excuses, it wasn't good enough". We were less anxious, but in terms of shape and technical quality, we were not at the level required.

'We have to deal with it or we will be playing in the Championship next year'. We made a huge amount of mistakes.

'There was a lot of fear in our play, and although that improved slightly in the second half from a battling perspective.

Recommended News

  • China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

    China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

    The missiles use solid fuel, making them easier to load and harder to detect than liquid fuel rockets. The military spectacle was organised amid rising tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

    Lewis Hamilton leads from start to finish to continue Chinese GP success

    Hamilton leads from pole to claim his fifth win in Shanghai, his first of the new season. Because then when you come out on top, it's so much more satisfying".
    Kieran Trippier: Tottenham Hotspur Has Learned from Last Season's Mistakes

    Kieran Trippier: Tottenham Hotspur Has Learned from Last Season's Mistakes

    He's an important player for us, and for him to be available for us is great. We're in a very good position, second in the table", he said.
  • India exposed on issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO

    Khalil, according to the police, had reportedly visited Kashmir in November 2014 to see his relatives in Bandi Chechian village. Sartaj Aziz slammed the "inflammatory statements and rhetoric of premeditated murder" raised by the Indian government.

    Capitals beat Maple Leafs, Predators defeat Blackhawks

    The 23-year-old agreed with Babcock and tried to brush that off. "But, honestly, it's a pretty true quote", Wilson said, laughing. He said it before he had any idea that his Washington Capitals would wind up playing Babcock's Maple Leafs in the playoffs .
    Asian economies escape 'manipulator' tag, but expect more pressure on trade

    Asian economies escape 'manipulator' tag, but expect more pressure on trade

    Dan DiMicco, the former boss of Nucor steel, said the president's efforts on trade and China were "all talk and no action". All five of these countries were also on the list in the previous report.
  • Escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea: What's going on?

    The parade also featured North Korea's new solid-fuel missiles, which can be fired from land or under the sea. The US has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

    Trump fires missiles at Syria whilst digging into some chocolate cake

    Now, I did say - but you want to make a great deal? Trump has accepted Xi's invitation to visit China later this year. And we had the most lovely piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it.

    Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate; Britain confirms sarin use

    The strains in ties were clear as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a frosty reception Wednesday on a visit to Moscow. The US strike on the Syrian air base was the first time Washington has deliberately and directly targeted the Syrian government.
  • Democrats Should Not Bring Back the SCOTUS Filibuster

    Democrats Should Not Bring Back the SCOTUS Filibuster

    What "had to be done" was to pack the influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals with three reliably-liberal, Obama-nominated judges. In 2018, Democrats will defend 25 Senate seats, at least nine of which will be from states Donald Trump won.
    S class to have Mercedes' most advanced autonomous tech again

    S class to have Mercedes' most advanced autonomous tech again

    Known internally as the MSA (modularen sportwagen architektur), it is also planned to underpin the successor to today's SLC. Ranged above them will be the SL 500 running a specially tuned version of AMG's 4.0-litre V8 with around 455bhp.
    What we've learned from Wells Fargo's sales abuse report

    What we've learned from Wells Fargo's sales abuse report

    In its report, the board found that Stumpf was also unwilling to change Wells' business model when problems arose. That was the year the Los Angeles Times published a landmark investigation on Wells Fargo's sales culture.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.