Irons boss David Moyes was understandably pleased to see his West Ham side walk away with a crucial 2-1 win over strugglers Everton on Sunday, and emphasised that the goal was to keep pushing for more this season.

Our Hammers’ victory saw us surpass the 50 point mark and Moyes stressed that despite this great achievement, the next milestone is now in the forefront of our thinking, alongside of course continuing our European march.

“We’ve gone past 50 points and that’s another target ticked off,” said Moyes. “I said let’s get to 30 points, then it’s 40 points and after that the next target is 50.

“Now it’s how quickly we can get to 60, because when you get to a number with a six in front of it, you’re getting into the territory of challenging for things.

“We want to keep it up, we want to challenge – we’ve got a challenge in our league to try and be a European team through our league position, and if not we have to try and do it the other way, which would be to win the Europa League.”

Moyes acknowledged the feat in his players’ focus on Sunday, with a mouth watering tie against Lyon in the Europa League this Thursday, and said that what awaits will be very different.

“Thursday will be a different kind of game to Sevilla,” admitted the boss.  “We can’t win the game on Thursday. We have to try and treat it differently to how we did the Sevilla game.

“It’s what I’ve mentioned before about how we’ve lacked experience. We lacked experience of coming here with a 1-0 defeat – how would we deal with that? We talked a lot about what we thought we had to do and how the game would go, and this one is the same in some ways.

“We can’t win it in the first game, but you could lose it if you don’t do things right, so we’ve got to make sure we do everything to give ourselves a good chance.”