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Winston Reid on Swansea win: ‘Our best performance of the season’

The Kiwi centerback praised his team’s latest victory

Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

West Ham vice captain Winston Reid hailed their 4-1 victory at Swansea City as the team’s top match of the season.

The star centerback gave the Hammers a 2-0 lead over their relegation plagued hosts with a quality header from a Dimitri Payet corner in the 50th minute and rendered Borja Baston to silence before he was replaced by Fernando Llorente. Despite not be able to prevent Llorente from giving Swansea a goal, the New Zealand captain thought their third straight win was the brightest moment on what has been a mostly rocky first half of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

“Today was probably the best we played all season,” Reid said in the Premier League player post match interview. “In general, we generally were pretty solid in the back and going forward we were creating chances. And most of all, we were together as a team, which was really good.”

Andre Ayew was along side Reid in the post match interview and expressed his relief of scoring his initial tally for West Ham, against his former team in Swansea.

“It was important for me to get the goal for the squad and get my first goal here,” Ayew said. “I started the season in a very difficult way, but I’m trying to get back into my best shape. Things are getting better now, so the squad of guys are helping me out and pushing me and getting my confidence back. So, I’m getting there, and hopefully, with (us) having a great game today, that will continue like that.”