Slaven Bilic would have been unhappy at West Ham winner if he had been Sunderland boss David Moyes

Winston Reid (2) fires in West Ham's winner. Picture by FRANK REID
Winston Reid (2) fires in West Ham's winner. Picture by FRANK REID
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Slaven Bilic admitted had he been in David Moyes's shoes he too would have been unhappy with West Ham United's winning goal against Sunderland.

The Hammers boss celebrated back-to-back 1-0 Premier League victories when Winston Reid snatched a "very dramatic" goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time at the London Stadium.

While there was uncontained joy in the home dugout there was considerable unhappiness in the opposition camp.

There was more than a hint of offside with a West Ham player in keeper Jordan Pickford's way as Reid's shot from the edge of the area went in through a sea of bodies.

"I would be the same as David now," admitted the manager. "But it's hard for a referee."

Bilic thought it an "unusual goal" though praised his players for a "crucial decision".

Rather than deliver the corner high into the box, West Ham played it short and teed up Reid to fire home.

"They made the mistake in thinking we'd put it into the box," said Bilic.

"They put all their players into protecting the six-yard box.

"It was a crucial decision by Dimitri [Payet] and Mark [Noble]l to give the ball to Winston in a good position.

"We scored a goal in an unusual way!

"We got a bit of luck but it was a great decision by the players."

West Ham's third win of the season lifted the Londoners three points above the drop zone.

"Two wins, two clean sheets, we've got to keep this momentum," said Bilic. "We are looking much better, offensively and defensively.

"This was very dramatic, very important, for both teams.

"Both of us needed to find the win.

"The first 25 to 30 minutes we were really good, passing the ball, creating chances, winning second balls.

"We had enough opportunities to have been a couple of goals up but the second half was a much open game."