The Austrian striker earned the praise of his manager, who oversaw a mileston win as West Ham thrashed Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s game

David Moyes hailed the performance of Marko Arnautovic as the manager brought up Premier League win number 200 in West Ham’s 4-1 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Arnautovic was involved in all four Hammers goals at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, the Austrian making it 2-1 just 11 seconds after half-time.

He then created two for Manuel Lanzini as Moyes’ men ran riot to secure a win that lifts them up to 11th, five points clear of the bottom three.

For Moyes it brought up a significant milestone in his own career, as only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp are the only managers to pass the 200 win mark in the Premier League era. 

The Scot, however, was keen to focus on the inspired form of Arnautovic.

“I’m really pleased with Marko Arnautovic,” he said. “Everybody knew how good he was at Stoke City and maybe giving him a freer role up front has given him a chance to express himself.”

When pushed on his own record, Moyes added: “To be in that position, alongside those great managers, is good and I’m just glad I have managed to win a few.”

The win boosts West Ham’s survival hopes but Moyes is still keen to add new players to his squad to help them stay out of trouble.

“The board know – and…

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