It was West Ham's first home game of the season as the London Stadium was being used for the world athletics championships in August.
"It was playing on everyone's mind and hopefully we have put that to rest and we can move on and get a good result at the weekend".
For Huddersfield it was their first reverse - and the first goals they had conceded - of what has been an impressive start to life among the elite.
There was a huge reaction on social media to the inclusion of Carroll in the West Ham XI.... On his first appearance in 150 days, the Geordie won 13 aerial duels and had six of 12 attempts on goal in a first half in which Huddersfield were pinned back in their own half.
A deflection saw Pedro Obiang's shot creep in off the post 18 minutes from the end before Andre Ayew made sure of the victory soon after.
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Will Bilic still be West Ham manager this time next week? And they indeed were able to get it. Aaron Mooy's playmaking in midfield was dulled by a lack of movement from his colleagues.
"But football is an offensive game as well and we were not good enough, not courageous enough".
"We have to be better at this".
"We are players, we are a team and we are together". Perhaps unsurprisingly, Huddersfield went with the same starting XI for the third game in a row after seven points from a possible nine.
West Ham fans were not happy with that supposed tactical blunder either, and took to Twitter to blast the London Stadium boss for his tactical calls. Bilic, on his 49th birthday, admitted that it was in the...
"It's about time", said Hart, whose previous clean sheet in the league came for Torino against Sassuolo on January 8.