In their tussle earlier in the season, Hull City came out on top after a VERY soft penalty for a ‘challenge’ on Robbie Brady and despite dominating for large periods came away with nothing.
And so tonight the Hammers are ahead thanks to a penalty that was a little fortunate given that it was preceded by the ball touching off Momo Diame’s hand which, although obviously accidental, undoubtedly conferred an advantage to the Hammers Midfielder. Mike Dean initially seemed to wave play on but then in response to the referee’s assistant pointed to the spot.The usual summary justice at the hands of Mark Noble followed to put West Ham 1-0 ahead, but significantly, Hull are also down to ten men as the keeper was sent marching despite feigning injury for a full five minutes!
After a run of poor results, the Hammers needed a bit of luck and now are well positioned to push away from the relegation mire. With Hull insisting on playing two up front, there’s likely to be a few twists to this one yet!
Are Big Sam’s boys set to ruin our involvement in the end of seasons histrionics again this year?