David Moyes hopes West Ham’s FA Cup win at Brentford can be a turning level of their season.
The Hammers put their Premier League struggles to 1 aspect as Said Benrahma’s surprise strike in opposition to his outdated membership gave them a 1-0 third-round victory.
“Getting through in any cup competition is important and we just about got there today,” mentioned Moyes.
“I think the result in midweek, a good draw at Leeds, and a good win here today is something to build on.”
Substitute Benrahma struck with 11 minutes remaining after a thunderous problem from Declan Rice on Yoane Wissa within the centre circle.
The ball fell to Benrahma, who strode ahead earlier than launching a 25-yard rocket into the web.
The Algerian, prised from Brentford for £30million three years in the past, pointedly didn’t have fun the strike, however his supervisor definitely did.
“I said last week we could do with someone scoring a screamer and Said did that,” added Moyes.
“Said has done this in different games, come off the bench and had an impact. His impact was excellent. It was a terrific goal.
“And Declan’s tackle? Wow! It 100 per cent gave me as much pleasure as the goal itself.
“It has been tough for him but he keeps at it and he’s a huge influence in the team’s performance. He’s such a big player for us.
“I want a run in the cup, it would be a real bonus, for us but getting our Premier League position correct is the priority.
“It has to start somewhere and this was a difficult draw. We’re thrilled to be through.”
The Bees had their possibilities in what was a fairly turgid encounter within the pelting rain on a nasty pitch.
But Lukasz Fabianksi saved from Wissa within the first half and Keane Lewis-Potter at the beginning of the second.
“I think we were the ones who were determined. I think we dominated possession, we controlled West Ham and gave almost nothing away,” mentioned boss Thomas Frank.
“We created enough chances to score and in a tight game I think it should have been us. It was a good solid performance with a lot of effort and determination and will to win, we just needed a bit more decisiveness in the final third.
“They were almost full strength and we were playing without eight of our normal starters.
“I’m pleased with the performance but I just hate losing. I’m irritated because I thought we did more than enough to win a tight game.”