Bilic: We parked bus without handbrake

Date published: Friday 30th January 2015 10:54

Bilic: We parked bus without handbrake

Goals from Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble in the first-half led the Hammers on their way to an unlikely victory at Anfield after back-to-back defeats at home to Leicester and Bournemouth.
Diafra Sakho rounded off the scoring late in the second half to crown West Ham’s first away win over Liverpool since 1963, and Bilic praised his side’s all-round performance.
“We played good, we started well,” he told reporters. “We were well organised, and had a plan. The players worked to the plan perfectly. Their movement, concentration and possession was top level.
“We parked the bus but we didn’t put the handbrake on. It was simply great defending when we didn’t have the ball.”
“It is three points but it is one of those games which, for the fans especially, it is more than three points,” said the Croatian.
“Fifty-two years without winning here at a special stadium and we did it in style, we didn’t nick it.
“It was a great performance in 90 per cent aspects of the modern game, so it is more than three points.
“It is great for everyone. It is one of those games that will be written in the history books of our club – you can’t ask for more than winning 3-0 away at Liverpool.”
The only negative for the East Londoners was the second-half dismissal of Noble for a seemingly innocuous challenge, one which Bilic feels the club can overturn upon appeal.
“I watched it after and for me the very simple answer is not a red card, nowhere near a red card,” he said,
“I am very hopeful and I think we should win it (the appeal). For the Adrian (his goalkeeper was sent off second game of the season) one I said ‘unlucky’ but this one, with the greatest respect to the officials, it is not a red card.”

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