Premier League
West Ham United 3 Hull City 0

Sunday, 18th January 2015
by Gordon Thrower

For reasons that will become apparent shortly you can thank my Mum for these particular three points.



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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
One duff kick in the first hale. One good save in the second. Largely unemployed otherwise.


Carl Jenkinson
Pretty similar to Cresswell, really.


Aaron Cresswell
Solid enough but didn?EUR(TM)t seem quite himself in this one.


James Tomkins
Much much better in the second half after a pretty average first 45.


James Collins
One of the few that seemed ok in the first half, which made his injury slightly more annoying than usual.


Mark Noble
A bit out of sorts in the first half presumably as a result of his efforts on Tuesday.


Alex Song
Was probably as good in the second half as he was bad in the first when his passing was distinctly sub-par.


Stewart Downing
Improved immeasurably once brought inside from his exile on the wing. On balance I give him my MOTM award.


Kevin Nolan
Did a lot of chasing about off the ball which is the sort of stuff that often goes unnoticed. A bit unlucky to hit the bar.


Andy Carroll
Always a handful and was alert enough to be first to the loose ball for the all important first goal.


Enner Valencia
Lively throughout and whilst he didn?EUR(TM)t get on the scoresheet he caused Hull problems throughout.



Substitutes

Winston Reid
(replaced Collins) Looked confident and assured when coming on for Ginge. Far too good for Spurs. There again I?EUR(TM)M too good for Spurs.


Morgan Amalfitano
(replaced Noble) Lively runout for the Frenchman who, to these eyes, always looks more dangerous from the bench than he does when he starts.


Joey O Brien
(replaced Tomkins) Did a good enough job in replacing Tomkins for the last 20 or so.


Jussi Jaaskelainen
Did not play.


Diego Poyet
Did not play.


Matt Jarvis
Did not play.


Carlton Cole
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, James Tomkins, James Collins, Mark Noble, Alex Song, Stewart Downing, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia.

Goals: Andy Carroll 49 Morgan Amalfitano 69 Stewart Downing 72              .

Booked: Mark Noble 21          .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Hull City: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Martin Atkinson.

Attendance: 34,914.

Man of the Match: Stewart Downing.