It’s been three long, miserable months for West Ham fans but we finally got our first win in eight Premier League games on a huge day at the London Stadium.
Fellow strugglers Everton may have been poor but a win is a win for the Hammers from here on in and there were plenty of positives in the 2-0 victory.
Fitting tributes were paid to David Gold as West Ham set about the Toffees in a sombre atmosphere knowing anything but a win could spell the end for David Moyes.
Fans will love what Declan Rice and duo did as they left the pitch after vital West Ham win over Everton
Two goals from dad-to-be Jarrod Bowen and a crucial block onto the post from Rice was was the difference on a day where three points was all that mattered.
It may not have been a swashbuckling performance but there were improvements all over the pitch and it showed in the result.
There was palpable relief on the pitch, in the dugout and on the terraces at the final whistle.
And – tellingly – nearly all of the 62,500 sell-out crowd were still in the stadium to share a the joy of a long overdue win.
Fans will love what Rice and duo did as they left the pitch after the vital West Ham win over Everton.
Video shared on social media by West Ham’s media team shows a seriously passionate roar from goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as he left the field.
And if you thought that was good, enter Vladimir Coufal – who put in his best performance for ages – who screamed with delight and relief into the camera lense.
The video then shows a topless Rice bellowing “come one” with clenched fists as he made his way down the tunnel and back to the dressing room.
Nobody can doubt the players care. We can only hope this restores some much-needed confidence for the Hammers to start climbing the table now.