West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce was delighted with victory over Newcastle United.
Allardyce hailed a "massive victory" after Aaron Cresswell's first goal for the club proved enough to end Newcastle's winning streak at Upton Park.
"It's a massive victory for us," said Allardyce.
"Newcastle have had the best run in the Premier League in recent weeks, even better than Chelsea which is saying something.
"I always thought it was going to be a tight match. I told the players it was about not conceding the first goal because if we did that it would have been difficult for us to get back into the game.
"To go back into fifth with 21 points gives us a huge push ahead of a massive week with three games in seven or eight days.
"At the moment we are achieving above expectations but it's vital, going into December, that we sustain things. Historically December and January have been difficult months for us in recent years."
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