West Ham United got lucky again on Saturday as all the results went their way for the third week running.
West Ham have been in the bottom three since twice surrendering two-goal leads to draw 3-3 with Brighton earlier this month.
Back then Watford lost 3-2 in the last minute against Everton.
Last week, Brighton drew with Watford, Everton beat a Crystal Palace side freefalling their way into the relegation mix and Sheffield United won against Bournemouth.
Results going West Ham’s way
Newcastle then continued their downward spiral with a thrashing against Arsenal while Aston Villa lost 3-2 to Spurs.
West Ham failed to take advantage with a no contest defeat to Man City, though.
But results all went West Ham’s way once again on Saturday.
Southampton beat Villa 2-0, Brighton failed to win yet again as they drew 1-1 at Sheffield United, Bournemouth were beaten 3-0 by Burnley and Newcastle lost yet again to Palace.
Wins for Manchester United against Watford and for Wolves against Norwich would complete a clean sweep on Sunday.
Point can lift Hammers out of danger zone
It means West Ham are not in imminent danger of being cut adrift with a daunting trip to Liverpool on Monday night.
But better still it means a draw at Anfield would lift the Hammers out of the relegation zone and above Villa in 17th on goal difference.
Go one better and pull off a famous victory against the champions-elect and West Ham would jump above Bournemouth into 16th.
Over to Moyes to take advantage
Now it is over to David Moyes to make sure his team don’t look a gift horse in the mouth and take advantage of the situation.
A positive result against Liverpool could transform West Ham’s season.
With a winnable home game against Southampton to come next week, the mood around the Hammers could shift and Moyes’s side would start to drag the likes of Newcastle right into the mix.
Realistically West Ham need five wins from their remaining 12 games to survive.
Or four wins and a few draws.
But at some point West Ham need to pull a rabbit out of the hat from somewhere.