West Ham claimed a deserved win at relegation rivals Southampton in a game which could ease some pressure on Manuel Pellegrini.
Sebastien Haller scored the only goal with a sweet strike from Pablo Fornals’ knock-down in the first half.
The Hammers – who had a strong penalty appeal turned down by the video assistant referee – thought they had doubled their lead through Michail Antonio but his goal was ruled out by the VAR for handball.
Saints improved after the break – and Danny Ings hit the woodwork twice, although the offside flag had gone up for one of them, and then had a goal ruled out for a Moussa Djenepo foul.
Southampton – whose manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is also under pressure – remain in the relegation zone, with the Hammers now four points clear in 15th place.
More to follow.