Fellow relegation strugglers Leicester City fired their manager Brendan Rodgers just before Hammers vital home game against bottom of the table Southampton, whereas West Ham filled their Stadium with \nervous' support sweeping to a victory that will ensure David Moyes' tenure at least until the end of this season.
Fine margins sometimes define outcomes and Rodgers will likely feel hard done by at getting the tin tack, a beleaguered David Moyes was able to 'smile a little' as he digested a 'good result', while at the same time sympathising with Rodger's fate which could well have applied to the fellow Scot.
As it is, the table doesn't lie and while Hammers are still in a really precarious position it seems as if the footballing Gods have smiled on Moyes and dumped on Rodgers. The new signings, particularly Emerson and Pacqueta were a cut above and deserved the standing ovations they received when Dino finally made some late substitutions.
Ings ran a round in Circles against his former club, but was mostly ineffectual, you play one up front and you get what you pay for. The game cried out for two up front, if that had been the case Hammers could have romped home, they weren't that good, but Southampton really WERE that bad!
A win against a struggling Southampton side means very little, but THREE desperately needed points does. Moyes DID ensure his defenders kept Ward-Prowse at bay and for that fans should be grateful, but he is currently the manager, isn't he? Perhaps he could maybe ask his players to forget all the negativity he has enshrined in the squad and get them to play forwards instead of sideways and backwards! - Ed