David Moyes named Said Benrahma after the West Ham striker starred in the 2-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday night.
Michail Antonio scored twice as the Hammers came from behind to defeat Burnley and maintain their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Burnley striker Chris Wood won and converted a penalty in the first half before Antonio headed Vladimir Coufal’s teasing post out to equalize.
Returning after four weeks out with a hamstring injury, Antonio stabbed Said Benrahma’s curl delivery in his second eight minutes later.
West Ham created several chances to extend their lead, but Burnley could have made it 2-2 as Jay Rodriguez flew a shot past from close range.
With four games left, Moyes’ men are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, and after the game, the Hammers boss revealed his delight over the three points.
He told Sky Sports: “The team played really well. We won 2-1, but I felt it was a lot more than that. We rode our happiness in the end, but we should have been out of sight.
“I would love to be in Europe. It would be an incredible business. We are not far away from the Champions League positions. We will have to keep believing. ”
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Benrahma needs more consistency
On the performance of Said Benrahma, Moyes added: “He played well tonight, but he still has more consistency to come. Asking boys to succeed in their first season in the Premier League is not easy.
“I hope he adds [goals and assists] to us. I always felt it would take him a little longer. He is a really good team player.
“Four games left, it’s great. I want to smile about it. I’ve been here before – we’ll probably have to win the four games. If we played like we played tonight, we give most teams a game. ”
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