West Ham ended their early season drought as they won 3-1 at Everton to secure their first points of the English Premier League season.
Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice on his EPL debut and Marko Arnautovic grabbed the other to give Manuel Pellegrini a much-needed victory and move his side out of the bottom three.
Earlier, Wolves moved into the top half after a 1-0 win over Burnley, who dropped to the bottom of the table.
In the build-up to his side's trip to Everton, former Manchester City manager Pellegrini had said he was sure of his ability.
And the Hammers backed him up with a confident display, on his 65th birthday.
"I was not worried about my birthday today - I just wanted to win the game - it was the best gift my players could give me," Pellegrini said.
"I think that we continued playing the same way we have done, but the best thing we did here, we went for the game from the first minute, we didn't wait for Everton to go.
"I have a lot of years here, I wasn't going to change for three or four results. We believe in what we are doing and we are not going to change."
Pellegrini was also rewarded for his team selection with Ukraine forward Yarmolenko scoring the first two goals in his first EPL outing for the club.
He opened the scoring after 11 minutes, scoring from close range after good work by Arnautovic. His second goal came 20 minutes later courtesy of a superb left-foot finish.
Everton pulled one back right on half-time through a Gylfi Sigurdsson header but Arnautovic restored the visitors' lead just after the hour with a nice finish to a fine move.
The home side pushed forward and hit the bar through Oumar Niasse's volley but West Ham were good value for their win.
West Ham climbed four places to 16th while Everton, after their first loss under Marco Silva, fell to tenth behind Wolves.
"It's a tough result for us. A club like us to lose 3-1 at home is always tough. We have to react - there's nothing more to it. We have to react to the mistakes we made," Silva said.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side outplayed Burnley throughout and could easily have won by a wider margin, with 30 shots to their opponents' seven.
Raul Jimenez scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark, firing a low shot into the corner.
"I am very, very satisfied," the Wolves manager said.
"We played good football and stayed organised and created chances."
Burnley dropped to bottom place, still chasing their first win of the season and manager Sean Dyche admitted that they are struggling.
"When we got into the Europa League there was this immediate noise about it being tough," he said.
"People ramp it up and say 'there you are, I told you'.
"Well, we have to find a way through that and I remind them they are roughly the same group of players who finished seventh last season."