Bilic admits de Boer sacking was on his mind

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists his relationship with chairman David Sullivan is fine.

But that did not stop Bilic fearing he was heading for the same fate as Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace had his side lost a fourth straight match.

As it was, second-half goals from Pedro Obiang – via a huge deflection – and Andre Ayew secured a 2-0 win over Huddersfield and West Ham’s first points of the season.

The build-up to the game was dominated by Bilic’s dispute with joint-owner Sullivan over West Ham’s dealings – or lack of them – on deadline day.

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