... Sam Allardyce never thought of quitting the club and hopes the 2-0 win at Cardiff marks a turning point in the Hammers' season.
Goals from Carlton Cole and Mark Noble, either side of a red card for defender James Tomkins, gave the London club the three points and just a second win in 14 league games.
Neil McDonald: "Sam has never quit anything he has done and why should he?
"He knows what he is doing and how he wants the players and it showed today that the players are firing on all cylinders for him and have come out of the bottom three with a clean sheet and two goals.
"Hopefully this is the turning point for everybody's confidence and for the club to get higher in the league and to try and get higher in the league with a few more victories."