Grant relieved with Hammers success


West Ham United manager Avram Grant was delighted with his players after they crushed fellow Premier League strugglers Wigan Athletic 3-1 on Saturday.

The basement boys grabbed a much-needed victory over the Latics at Upton Park with the goals coming from Valon Behrami, Victor Obinna and Scott Parker, who received the plaudits from Grant following his return from illness.

Tom Cleverley notched a late consolation for Wigan after Mauro Boselli missed a penalty, but the minor blip was of little concern to the Israeli.

"I think, if you look at the performances before the Liverpool game it was the same kind of display like today, but we were more efficient," he said.

"We defended well except for their goal and the penalty, but for me it was the same performance. We are playing well for most of the games.

"Everybody feels that we deserve more, but we need to do our job. When we do the right things, the points will start coming.

"Scotty has been unbelievable for us this season. He is doing everything. He wins balls, he wins tackles, he takes on shots and he scores goals.

"We weren't sure whether he was going to make it today but I would say he has a good old English mentality."

Subscribe to Football FanCast News Headlines by Email