West Ham were going into the match having just won 1 match in their last four competitive matches, whereas Hull were slightly better in their results.

West Ham lined up with a diamond formation as Valencia and Downing played very narrow at times and not stay on the wing as such.

Nothing happened in the first 30 minutes of the match until Abel Hernandez headed it from 12 yards out. The Uruguayan only managed to play due to a last-day work permit which allowed him to play against West Ham.

The half time ended with a couple of bright bursts from West Ham but nothing was to come off for them. West Ham were 1-0 down at the half time interval.

After the break, West Ham started the half well and got their reward for it. Enner Valencia ran across the 18 yard box with Dawson watching his every move, then he unleashed a 61.2mph shot in the back of the net that I don’t think any West Ham fans knew that was coming, let alone any Hull City player.

 

The game spread out more when it was 1-1 as both clubs were going for it. Cresswell threw the ball to Kouyate who then got the ball snatched away from him by Diame, who slotted in off the post to put the Tigers 2-1 up with 25 minutes left.

Moments after the restart, Downing played a lovely ball to Sakho who hit the ball first time and it deflected in off McGregor and Davies. The Hammers were level! 2-2!

Substitutions for both teams included Ben Arfa and Alex Song which upped the tempo a little bit more but the score was to stay level.

It was a great game to watch & especially for the neutrals I guess as us Hammers were very nervous indeed!

 

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