​Ex-West Ham player Trevor Sinclair has reserved special praise for Cheikhou Kouyate after the Hammers' 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday, reports ​HITC.

Slaven Bilic's side got the better of fellow relegation candidates Swansea thanks to a 44th minute goal from number eight Kouyate. Sinclair was very pleased with Kouyate's performance.

Sinclair scored 37 goals in 177 appearances for the Hammers, and was capped 12 times by England. He also turned out for the likes of Blackpool, QPR, Manchester City, and Cardiff City.



​​Kouyate's goal handed West Ham their first win in six Premier League games, and puts them in a strong position to stay in the Premier League. 

The Hammers are now eight points clear of the relegation zone, but have a difficult run in, only facing one team below them (Sunderland) in their last six games of the season.

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Kouyate has featured 106 times for West Ham since joining from Belgian side Anderlecht in 2014, scoring 13 goals in the process. He has also been capped 28 times by Senegal, and scored two goals for his nation. 

The midfielder represented Senegal at the 2012 Olympics, and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.