West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan netted his 100th career goal against Wigan on Saturday, to help his side record an important 2-0 victory over the Latics.

West Ham know that the victory has made them all but safe from the relegation battle, as they breached the 'magic 40 points' mark.  

Sam Allardyce's men moved back into the top half of the Barclays Premier League with the result, and his captain Nolan spoke about his twin delight of recording the win and reaching his own personal milestone. 

"I'm absolutely delighted," he beamed. "To get to 42 points and to reach 100 goals too was nice."

"100 goals from anyone is a good turnout from anyone's career so I'm really delighted to get there. Hopefully I'm not finished yet, I'm looking for 101 now and that's the main thing." He told the West Ham Official Website. 

Goals from both Nolan and Matt Jarvis delighted boss Allardyce, who feels his team are now safe from the drop and can look to cement their place in the top ten during the final four games of the season.

"We can enjoy it but you have to remember we still have games in the Premier League to play. We're five unbeaten and we want to carry that on until the end of the season."

"When we looked at each other as a squad in the pre-season, we thought we would be very worthy of being in and around that top ten."

Manchester City are next up for the Hammers, and the Premier League champions will be looking to end West Ham's five game unbeaten streak with victory at the Etihad Stadium. 


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