Jermaine Jenas criticises Cheikhou Kouyate

James Collins of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United and Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United during the Premier League match...

West Ham United stopped the rot on Monday with a 2-0 win over the Terriers.

Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium on April 8, 2017 in...

By all accounts, West Ham United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Monday night was a good thing from their perspective.

Slaven Bilic's side went into their first home Premier League game of the season on the back of three successive defeats, conceding 10 times in the process.

As a result, there was quite a lot of pressure on West Ham - not to mention on Bilic himself - last night, but late goals from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew saw the Irons pick up their first win of a troubled campaign so far.

James Collins of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United and Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United during the Premier League match...

Nevertheless, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas had one minor criticism for one man: Cheikhou Kouyate.

In the first half, the big Senegal midfielder went to ground very easily under a challenge by Huddersfield's Tommy Smith, and Jenas has labelled that decision as a "joke".

Jermaine Jenas of Queens Park Rangers looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City at Loftus Road on February 2, 2013 in...

"Cheikhou Kouyate just threw himself to the floor. Tommy Smith is saying 'have a look at yourself'," he told BBC Sport.

"Yes, there's contact but he's just thrown himself down. It's a joke really."

Good win, but there's no let-up for West Ham.

The Hammers face more tricky tests over the coming weeks, starting with a trip to West Brom this weekend, before hosting Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday week.

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