Sep 20, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
3-1
Liverpool
Reid (2'), Sakho (7'), Amalfitano (88')
Reid (4'), Adrian (17'), Kouyate (28'), Jenkinson (66')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Sterling (26')
Balotelli (17')

Sam Allardyce hails "fantastic" West Ham United victory

West Ham's Sam Allardyce prior to kick-off against West Brom in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
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Sam Allardyce insists that West Ham United were good value for their win in this evening's 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Upton Park.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has praised his players for perfectly executing their gameplan in this evening's 3-1 victory over Liverpool.

The Reds, who were in European action on Wednesday night, started slowly at Upton Park with the hosts racing into a two-goal lead within the first seven minutes.

Raheem Sterling managed to pull a goal back for Liverpool, but Morgan Amalfitano made sure of the points late on as West Ham climbed up to eighth in the Premier League table.

"When you see a game plan work as early as that, it's brilliant," Allardyce told BBC Sport. "Liverpool had played in the Champions League for the first time in five years which is tiring and we wanted to start as quickly as we can.

"We said let's not let them control the tempo and press their back players. It worked brilliantly. From there on they only had one shot on target and we could have had three or four.

"It's a fantastic result and performance. I don't think anybody across the world of football can say that we didn't deserve that today."

West Ham return to action next weekend when they travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Diafra Sakho #15 of West Ham is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Boleyn Ground on September 20, 2014
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