Cape Town - West Ham United manager Manuel
Pellegrini says his side's 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday was the best
birthday present he could have wished for.
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The Irons were desperate for a victory against the Toffees, after
losing four consecutive Premier League games to kick off their campaign,
and managed to pull it off at Goodison Park on Pellegrini's 65th
The Chilean tactician was delighted with the way his players
responded to the challenge and insists he believes in what they are
trying to build at the Hammers.
New West Ham signing Andriy Yarmolenko bagged a brace for the visitors, while Marko Arnautovic also found the back of the net.
"I was not worried about my birthday today - I just wanted to win the
game - it was the best gift my players could give me," he told the
"We believe in what we are doing and we are not going to change. I
said last time after we lost I will accept advice but I was not going to
change what we are doing."