Date: 2nd April 2018 at 11:00am
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The overwhelming sense of relief that swept around the London Stadium on Saturday, as the Hammers opened up a 3-0 lead, was in stark contrast to that of recent weeks.

The much-needed win, has opened up a bit of daylight between the Hammers and the relegation places giving everybody some breathing space, although it is essential the Hammers don`t take their foot off the pedal in the forthcoming games.

On Saturday, against Southampton, a side managed by Mark Hughes who was in charge of Stoke City when the Austrian was there, Marko Arnautovic played a huge part in the Hammers securing the win, with a brace of goals and being unlucky not to score a hat-trick.

After the game, Arnautovic had a few words for the media, remarking about the game,

‘We had a couple of difficult weeks and we wanted to get good results. We said that we had to stick together as a team, as a whole club. We knew we could come out of this, we have quality and we showed that today. It was a fantastic performance.

‘The crowd were good, we felt it before kick-off. They were behind us. And then when we started like that they were always behind us.

‘I am happy to score. We always believe that we will survive, why not? There are seven or eight teams fighting against relegation.’

After a poor start to his Hammers career, Arnautovic has come on leaps and bounds and is, I`d suggest, currently the best player in the squad.