West Ham United 1 Hull City 0
Saturday, 17th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower
Normally if you’d told me that we would be two points ahead of the reigning champions at Christmas I’d have taken it but...
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Player RatingsDarren Randolph
Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.
Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.
Still some way from his best and that back pass was a shocker.
Given a hard time by Mbokana. It probably ended up all square.
When Mbokana wasn?EUR(TM)t tormenting Reid he moved on to Ogbonna with similar results.
Slightly unfortunate to be hooked at half-time but something had to change.
As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something I?EUR(TM)m keen on.
Stuttered a bit. A few good minutes here a dodgy moment there. Judged that header on to the post to perfection. Didn?EUR(TM)t he?
More of an influence defensively than as a striker, which, in case you had forgotten, is what he is there for.
Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.
Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.
A decent half.
Still not sure where he is supposed to really be playing but was much more influential than Lanzini and was unlucky not to score.
Brought on to run down the clock.
Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Match FactsWest Ham United: Darren Randolph, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Michail Antonio, Mark Noble, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet.
Goals: Cheikhou Kouyate 8 Cheikhou Kouyate 22 Sofiane Feghouli 81 .
Booked: Michail Antonio Sofiane Feghouli Enner Valencia .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Hull City: .
Subs not used: .
Sent off: None.
Referee: Lee Mason.
Man of the Match: Darren Randolph.