Allardyce pleased with West Ham's big win

westham.jpgWest Ham face a summit meeting with Championship leaders Southampton tomorrow night in good spirits following a comprehensive 4-0 drubbing of Blackpool.

Sam Baldock scored his first goals for the Irons following his move from MK Dons, netting twice, while John Carew and Jack Collison were also on target on Saturday.

The win moved the Hammers up to second in the table, and left manager Sam Allardyce purring about the performance.

He said: "I would say it is the complete performance we have been looking for.

"We punished Blackpool to the hilt. We have to bear in mind that they came to us on the back of a 5-0 win going into the international break. Their position in the league shows they are no mugs but we overwhelmed them in all departments.

"We made sure we had a very comfortable victory to please everyone and get us off to a good start on what is a big week again."

While West Ham will be keen to extend their unbeaten away record when they meet the Saints at St Mary's, Allardyce said he felt his side had now turned the corner at home, where their form has been patchy this season.

He said: "Hopefully we can continue this form at Upton Park. There were 32,000 there and they were singing away. We gave them something to sing about and that is what you want when you play at home. You want to look forward to playing at home.

"We needed to give the fans a big performance, entertain them and win. We have done all of that and then some."

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