I KNOW that sometimes I complain about the repetitive nature of the Premier League.

Games, results and tables often seem to follow the same format year after year after year.

I was very pleased however that history repeated itself at the weekend. Why? Because for a second year running, a home game against West Ham United pulled us out of a difficult spell and got us back on track.

Naturally social media was flooded with West Ham fans furious at a ‘humiliating’ defeat against Burnley.

Come on now. We have been in the Premier League for four successive seasons now, and six out of the last ten, can we please have an acknowledgement that we are an established side that aren’t a walkover?

But the issue was not that they were poor. We were good. Very good. And none more so than the man-of-the-hour, Dwight McNeil.

The only negative from the game was the sobering realisation that Turf Moor probably doesn’t feature in the future of our wonderkid.

Sorry to be the party-pooper, but can we really see him still at Burnley next season?

He has a bright future in a ‘top-six’ side. In the short term though, I am going to enjoy him immensely and I am annoyed that the second goal was found to be offside, as that sublime cross deserved a goal and a place in the Premier League records.

Also, can we please now put the whole Chris Wood debate to bed?

He reminded us all what a key player he is for us and we simply look a weaker attacking threat without him.

I don’t care if it wasn’t actually a goal in the end, I have a montage of ‘that’ McNeil cross to ‘that’ Wood header just playing through my dream cycle on loop!

He also brings out the best in the rest of the team and Ashley Barnes looks out of his depth a little when Wood isn’t alongside him.

Securing a new contract for him ahead of the game against West Ham was vital.

So what’s next? An away trip to struggling Watford who, thankfully, have now racked up their first win of the season.

Life is tough at Vicarage Road at the moment and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to get another three points on the board.

There is no hiding from the fact that we have looked weak away from home this season and we need to be ruthless when a chance for an away win comes knocking.