West Ham produced an emphatic 4-0 victory over relegation rivals Nottingham Forest to breathe much needed life into the season.
David Moyes went into the game under significant pressure, however his side responded well to put on a display to give the mood the East London a huge lift as we enter the business end of the season.
West Ham started the game with an energy and enthusiasm that has been missing for the vast majority of the campaign so far, with the returning Lucas Paqueta looking particularly lively alongside the ever-impressive Declan Rice.
It was a first start too for January signing Danny Ings, with the former Aston Villa striker looking eager to impress in front of a jammed packed London Stadium with the support fully behind the team knowing the importance of the occasion.
Jarrod Bowen went close after good build up play, with the Hammers winger firing against the woodwork agonisingly close to opening the scoring.
The second half saw West Ham again look hungry, although there was a sense that it might be much of the same with clear cut chances wanting, however that suddenly changed in style.
With 20 minutes remaining on the clock, Ings opened his West Ham account to send the London Stadium wild after poking home from a Jarrod Bowen cross.
Then, just 3 minutes later – the lead was doubled with Ings again netting an almost identical goal to all but seal the victory and give a sense of relief for all connected with the club.
But West Ham weren’t done there, with both Declan Rice who scored a stunning curling effort and than Michail Antonio getting on the action, to see our Hammers climb out the relegation zone in style.
It was a huge victory both for points but also confidence, with many hoping this will act as springboard to gain the necessary points needed to secure safety from the drop.