West Ham hand Bilic birthday present with Huddersfield win

5:02 PM ET

Slaven Bilic got the birthday present he so desperately needed as West Ham hauled themselves off the foot of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield.

Second-half goals from Pedro Obiang — thanks to a huge deflection — and Andre Ayew secured the Hammers’ first league win of the season.

Victory came as a huge relief to manager Bilic, who must have feared he might go the same way as Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace had his side lost their fourth straight game.

Instead it was a happy homecoming for the Hammers,