September 11, 2017 / 8:57 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-West Ham beat Huddersfield 2-0 to ease pressure on Bilic

* Pedro Obiang put West Ham ahead in 72nd minute

* Andrew Ayew stabbed home second five minutes later

* Promoted Huddersfield concede for first time this season

* Win takes Hammers to 18th place, Terriers stay sixth

* West Ham next visit West Brom; Huddersfield host Leicester

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - WEST HAM UNITED 2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 West Ham United claimed their first points of the season by beating promoted Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Monday, giving some breathing space to their under-fire coach Slaven Bilic.

A deflected strike by Pedro Obiang in the 72nd minute and a goal from Andre Ayew five minutes later, when he stabbed home a loose ball from close range after a corner, were enough to end Huddersfield’s unbeaten start to the season.

West Ham were playing their first home game of the campaign after having to travel for their opening three matches because the stadium they moved into last season had been used for the world athletics championships in August.

The win took West Ham off the bottom of the table and up to 18th place, still in the relegation zone, while Huddersfield stay sixth with seven points from their four games. (Reporting by William Schomberg and Nathan Lake; editing by Ken Ferris)

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