Hull City 0 West Ham United 2

Saturday, 5th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Five away wins in a season – and it’s only November!

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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Some excellent saves both in the first half and late on preserved a clean sheet and, in the process, rammed those oh so tedious World Cup chants down some throats. MOTM ?EUR" just.

Julien Faubert
A more defensive job for him than of late. Stuck to the task well.

George McCartney
Had his work cut out on that side occasionally but just about coped.

Abdoulaye Faye
Superb. Powerful in the air and got in a number of vital blocks. Just shaded for my MOTM by Green but it was damned close.

James Tomkins
Another fine performance marred only slightly by picking up a yellow for kicking the ball away towards the end.

Mark Noble
Another good runout ?EUR" particularly in that first part of the second half when he brought the ball forward a bit more.

Jack Collison
Beginning to show signs of his pre-injury form and took the goal well.

Kevin Nolan
Poor first half ?EUR" the booking was particularly irresponsible. Improved in the second half.

Papa Bouba Diop
Broke up play well and laid it off. What we expect of him really.

Sam Baldock
Took the goal well but one instance in the second half where he chased back fully 70 yards to hold up a break until McCartney got back to clear summed up his game today.

John Carew
Not really in the game today ?EUR" possibly still suffering from the knock that kept him out in midweek, which would account for his withdrawal at half time.


Carlton Cole
(Replaced Carew, 46) Caused more problems than Carew and made a major contribution to both goals.

Fred Sears
(Replaced Diop, 83) Barely touched the ball in the eight minutes plus stoppage.

Frederic Piquionne
(replaced Baldock, 87) His introduction for Baldock was made with one eye on the clock I presume.

Peter Kurucz
Did not play.

Danny Potts
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Julien Faubert, George McCartney, Abdoulaye Faye, James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Jack Collison, Kevin Nolan, Papa Bouba Diop, Sam Baldock, John Carew.

Goals: John Carew 12 Sam Baldock 47 Sam Baldock 51 Jack Collison 55            .

Booked: Matthew Taylor 7 Julien Faubert 17        .

Sent off: None.

Hull City: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: None.

Booked: .

Sent off: None.

Referee: Nigel Miller.

Attendance: 21,756.

Man of the Match: Robert Green.