"We started with three away games (they couldn't play at home until the London Stadium was re-adapted after the World Athletics Championships) and three defeats and this was a must-win game", Bilic told Sky Sports.
Overall it was a much improved performance by the East Londoners but how did we rate each player's individual efforts?
It took until the 72nd minute for Obiang to make the breakthrough, his hopeful shot from 20 yards taking a huge deflection off defender Mathias Jorgensen and looping past scrambling goalkeeper Jonas Loessl.
Joe Hart registered a clean sheet for the first time in his last 23 league games.
"We are up and running, it is nice to be at home and it is nice to get the victory".
West Ham have all the right tools to set things right against Wagner's men.
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Slaven Bilic: "It was a must-win game and I was pleased with the way we played".
"We had not deserved to win any games so we were where we deserved to be".
And the Croat, celebrating his 49th birthday, has also had public disagreements with the club's owners over their failure to sign his key target William Carvalho, as well as Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Andy Carroll has been mocked for his armed robbery ordeal by former West Ham midfielder Martin Allen. We were second best in more or less every area. 'We have to be braver and more comfortable on the ball; we made too many unforced errors. I am sure you will see a different West Ham getting those first three points.
'It's nice to be back on the pitch, ' the 28-year-old added.
'It's been tough but I've worked hard and now I'm back.