David Gold reacts after West Ham victory, gives update on Payet's comeback

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David Gold was happy to see West Ham beat Southampton on Monday.

West Ham United beat Southampton 2-1 on Monday - and Hammers co-chairman David Gold has had his say on the victory.

The Hammers went in to the match having failed to win in any of their last eight games, and it looked like they would make it nine after Dusan Tadic opened the scoring from close range for Southampton, though it may go down as Carl Jenkinson own goal.

However, West Ham roared back in the second half, and after a remarkable fluke equaliser from Michail Antonio, striker Andy Carroll swooped to head the winner.

That first victory in two months takes West Ham back up to seventh place in the Premier League table, just one point behind Manchester United, as they look to get on a winning run once again.

After the final whistle, West Ham co-chairman David Gold took to Twitter, and admitted that it was great to win the game in front of a packed Upton Park, having waited so long for that elusive win.

Part of the problem for West Ham has been the absence of star playmaker Dimitri Payet, with the Frenchman recently ruled out with an ankle injury - and the win over Southampton was their first victory since his absence began.

It was previously suggested that Payet would be out of action until around February, but Gold has now stated on Twitter that he is hopeful of seeing the 28-year-old in action against Liverpool next weekend.

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