Manuel Pellegrini. Photo by Getty Images.
Manuel Pellegrini. Photo by Getty Images.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is delighted with his team’s first Premier League win of the season in what he termed as the best birthday gift.

The Hammers ended their poor run of form with a convincing a 3-1 win at Everton on Sunday, which coincided with Pellegrini’s 65th birthday.

A brace from Andriy Yarmolenko and a second-half strike from Marko Arnautovic secured the win for West-Ham despite Sigurdsson’s solitary strike for the Toffees.

Afterward, Pellegrini admitted that the result was the perfect way to celebrate.

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“I was not worried about my birthday today – I just wanted to win the game – it was the best gift my players could give me.

“We believe in what we are doing and we are not going to change. I said last time after we lost I will accept advice but I was not going to change what we are doing.”