Michail Antonio demonstrated his significance to West Ham as soon as once more by smashing house the winner for the Hammers in a 2-1 victory over West Brom.
Antonio, who scored the one aim of the sport in opposition to Burnley on the weekend, struck once more as David Moyes’ climbed to seventh within the Premier League.
West Ham led via Jarrod Bowen however have been pegged again by Matheus Pereira, Albion’s double-penalty hero within the win at Wolves which had reignited Allardyce’s rescue mission.
Robert Snodgrass had impressed in that 3-2 victory however eyebrows have been raised earlier than kick-off when it emerged the participant, who left West Ham to hitch the Baggies a fortnight in the past, had been neglected as a result of an ‘settlement’ between the golf equipment. The Premier League is known to be trying into the matter.
The Scottish midfielder was as a substitute compelled to sit down within the stands and watch a distinctly forgettable first half.
As normal Allardyce, again on the membership he led to promotion in 2012, set out his facet to respect the purpose and West Ham, once more relying solely on Antonio in assault, initially lacked the nous to interrupt them down.
Hammers defender Craig Dawson ought to have opened the scoring in opposition to his former facet however planted a free header huge on the far put up from a nook.
The primary half was meandering in direction of a goalless conclusion when, in stoppage time, Vladimir Coufal burst into the world from the fitting.
The Czech full-back drilled in a cross which Bowen, with little time to react, managed to divert in together with his chest from 4 yards out.
Early within the second half Lukasz Fabianski stored out Conor Gallagher’s angled shot, however moments later the Poland keeper was crushed.
West Ham’s defence backed off Pereira as he reached the sting of the field and the Brazilian winger made them pay with a low shot which arrowed into the underside nook.
Gallagher was in an offside place because the ball whistled previous him however VAR deemed the midfielder was not interfering with play.
West Ham went in the hunt for a winner and Manuel Lanzini’s close-range effort was headed off the road by Dara O’Shea earlier than Declan Rice’s cross trickled alongside an empty goalmouth with nobody in a position to get a contact.
The aim arrived within the 65th minute when Aaron Cresswell crossed, substitute Andriy Yarmolenko headed again throughout aim and Antonio hooked the ball over the road.
The Baggies had possibilities to equalise once more however Gallagher’s shot was too near Fabianski and Darnell Furlong volleyed huge.