Alan Pardew: “I’m delighted with the professionalism we showed for 80 minutes.
"We were top drawer and West Ham didn’t have an answer.
“It is about having a strategy where whoever comes in can carry it through for us.
“Although Leon Best has a Premier League hat-trick for us – which is astonishing – I thought Peter Lovenkrands played his part, created space and caused a little bit of havoc himself.
“It was Leon’s night.
"He deserved it because he’s been waiting for it but he came into a good team – Joey Barton gave as good a midfield display as I’ve ever seen.
“He kept creating chances and in the end Leon was the main benefactor of some superb midfield play.”