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David Gold makes bold claim about West Ham squad following win over Fulham

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has made a bold claim about Manuel Pellegrini’s squad following the win over Fulham.

The Hammers got back to winning ways on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the lowly Cottagers.

A sloppy start from Pellegrini’s side saw the visitors take the lead at the London Stadium.

But goals from Javier Hernandez, Issa Diop and Michail Antonio sealed the comeback win.

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Hammers back to winning ways

West Ham had not won for five games but had recorded respectable draws at Crystal Palace and Liverpool beforehand.

The East Londoners have been nursing a Premier League-worst injury list all season long, full story here.

That has undoubtedly held the Hammers back this season in their attempts to challenge the top six.

Things look to be improving on that front, though.

Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri both returned to the squad for the Fulham game.

They joined the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll on the bench.

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Gold-en generation?

And it prompted West Ham co-owner David Gold to make a bold claim on Sunday night.

Taking to Twitter Gold said the bench is the club’s strongest since he and David Sullivan took over the club nearly 10 years ago.

“Best West Ham bench for a decade,” Gold claimed on Twitter.

“Adrian, (Ryan) Fredericks, Marko, Andy, Manuel, Pedro (Obiang) and Samir. DG.”

Gold has a point. West Ham had a quality first XI under Bilic in the Farewell Boleyn season.

The likes of Dimitri Payet helped the club to its best ever Premier League points total and first positive goal difference since 1986.

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Strongest West Ham for a decade and more to come

That side finished just four points off the Champions League spots.

But the squad depth was not there.

This time West Ham are looking stronger than ever for the run-in.

And they still have the likes of Winston Reid, Andruy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Fabian Balbuena (next week) and Carlos Sanchez to come back into the mix too.

Exciting times ahead.

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