West Ham finished the season with a bang yesterday in a goal-filled thriller at Upton Park.
The first goal of the game came after Andy Carroll blocked Reading goalkeeper McCarthy’s clearance. The ball the fell to Kevin Nolan who poked the ball past the stranded keeper, before calmly slotting home. West Ham went even further ahead through Ricardo Vaz Te who grabbed a goal – one year to the day his goal put the Hammers back in the top flight. Vaz Te finished off a well worked West Ham move with a great finish into the bottom corner.
After the interval Reading put worry on the jubilant West Ham faces grabbing two goals in quick succession. One from a thunderbolt from outside the area, and then a second from striker Adam Le Fondre who blasted knocked in the leveller with the instep of his boot.
West Ham weren’t going to rest for a draw and went all out for the win. A beautifully lofted ball from Mark Noble set Nolan up for his second, as he eased his way past the defence, before slotting in the third West Ham goal. Nolan bagged his hattrick moments from the end as he latched onto a cross, heading the ball down onto the floor – tricking McCarthy -and winning the game for the Hammers.
The win set West Ham up for a great financial income as they finish the season in 10th spot. The highest of all three teams promoted last season.
West Ham are now pushing on to make loanee player Andy Carroll a permanent signing in an attempt to become a bigger and better team.