James Tomkins scored his first goal since 2012 to help West Ham to a crucial 2-1 win away at West Brom.
The match had a pivotal feel to it for the Hammers, who having lost to Everton a fortnight ago, have now recorded two back-to-back wins.
As well as his striker, James Tomkins was solid at the back, and set an individual season record for the 2014/15 Premier League campaign to date.
|Team||Match||Effective Clearance||Aerial Won|
|James Tomkins||West Ham||West Brom vs West Ham||22||10|
|Dejan Lovren||Liverpool||QPR vs Liverpool||20||10|
|Jason Shackell||Burnley||Stoke vs Burnley||20||6|
|Martin Skrtel||Liverpool||Leicester vs Liverpool||20||8|
|Steven Caulker||QPR||QPR vs Leicester||19||9|
|James Collins||West Ham||Burnley vs West Ham||19||4|
|Craig Dawson||West Brom||West Brom vs Man Utd||19||2|
|Jason Shackell||Burnley||Arsenal vs Burnley||19||5|
|Martin Skrtel||Liverpool||Liverpool vs Southampton||19||7|
No player has made as many effective clearances in a single game this season, as Tomkins did against West Brom.
That says something for the pressure the Baggies were able to put Sam Allardyce's side under, but also about Tomkins' reading of the game and ability and determination to beat any opposition player to the ball.
West Ham stay fifth in the table as a result of the win, only one point behind Manchester United. Their next game is at home to Swansea City on Sunday.