Diego Tristan kept West Ham on the road to Europe by scoring the only goal against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.[LNB]The Spanish striker scored the only goal of a feisty match in the 32nd minute to leave Stoke stunned.[LNB]It was just the result Hammers manager Gianfranco Zola was looking for in his bid to claim seventh place in the table.[LNB]With relegation a slight threat, Stoke had different reasons why they wanted to extend their unbeaten home league record.[LNB]But despite this defeat they should still have enough points on the board to secure their status.