West Ham's seventh match unbeaten was hailed by in-form goal scoring star Carlton Cole.
"We played awesome today," he told Sky Sports 2.
"From start to finish we knew our predicament - it was a very important game to define our season, and really the boys did brilliantly today. We're proud."
Cole's fifth goal in five games equalled a West Ham record, set by Tony Cottee but the striker was keen to push on and score more.
"I need to get more goals, more of the easier ones," he added.
"I'm proud - but I just need to keep on going and add more goals to my game."