Gary Lineker has said it would be “one hell of an achievement” for David Moyes and his West Ham team to get a Champions League spot.
The Hammers moved into fourth spot in the Premier League with eight games to play thanks to a 3-2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
David Moyes’ men had to work hard for the win after opening up a 3-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen, with Wolves threatening to follow Arsenal’s example after the Hammers drew 3-3 with the Gunners before the international break, having led 3-0.
Leander Dendoncker pulled a goal back for Wolves before half time, with substitute Fabio Silva reducing the deficit to just one goal midway through the second half.
But West Ham managed to hold on amid pressure from Wolves in the closing stages, with the victory moving the Hammers above Chelsea into fourth spot, with 52 points with eight games to play.
And former Tottenham and England striker Lineker has been full of praise for Moyes and his Hammers.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “With only 8 games to go @WestHam are in 4th place. It would be one hell of an achievement for David Moyes and his team to get a Champions League spot.”
West Ham host third-placed Leicester City at the London Stadium in their next fixture, with games to come against top half rivals Chelsea and Everton before the end of the season.
The Hammers also still have to play Newcastle United, Burnley, Brighton, West Brom and Southampton before the end of the season.