As Southampton pushed Manchester City to the limit in their opening game, the praise was gushing for the newly promoted club, and deservedly so.
Reading were also hailed for their fighting spirit, battling back to claim a draw against Stoke on their return to the Premier League, but what about the promoted club which you know, actually won a game?
The Hammers battled to a 1-0 win over Aston Villa, courtesy of a Kevin Nolan goal, taking all three points from an encounter which could have gone either way.
But West Ham received very little praise for their win, with the spectacular 5-0 wins by Fulham and Swansea quite rightly stealing the headlines on Saturday.
It could be partly because the Hammers are such Premier League regulars that having them back in England's top flight feels slightly normal, like part of the furniture. A lack of praise could be a back-handed compliment for having them back and competitively so, feels almost as it should be.
Their win was unspectacular, but crucial all the same, for it was their home form which let them down last season in the Championship.
To come straight up and notch a win is highly impressive, and an accomplishment most promoted teams don't manage. Often the first win is the hardest, and West Ham have shed that burden of pressure already.
Sam Allardyce knows what it takes to get results in the Premier League. It may not always be the most spectacular, but this season survival is the name of the game.
They may not be the team most neutrals enjoy watching, but if the results keep coming then sooner or later the plaudits will come their way and the rest of the league will have to sit up and take notice.
Starting with next weekend. If West Ham can win away to Michael Laudrup's impressive Swansea side who demolished QPR on Saturday then the result will really be worth shouting about.
Was West Ham's win overlooked this weekend? Can they beat Swansea?
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