Monday 14 September 2015

Bring on the Moonies...NOW!!!

Ooogh. It's finally clicked into gear folks. A solid defensive formation with lightning speed on the break - Bilic's Hammers are finding their style. Tonight's performance was certainly helped by the inept opposition which, along with the early goal, allowed West Ham to patiently dismantle their opponents such that a bigger scoreline would have been well justified.

Payet was undoubtedly the star of the show, with two goals and a string of breathtaking moments of sublime skill, but the Hammers looked like a happy side spraying the ball about with abandon. Mark Noble celebrated his elevation to club captain with a fantastic performance that sent out a clear signal that he is back to his very best form of 2012-4. Nobes was EVERYWHERE!!!

At the back, the Hammers looked calm and in control. They absorbed an unfortunate injury to the excellent Ogbonna by simply shuffling James Tomkins into the centre to accomodate the returning Jenkinson. Kouyate had a stunning first half as he is increasingly demonstrating that he has an impressive array of skills to match his physicality.

Moses looked tricky while Sakho was his usual narky self, harranguing the Newcastkle back line and keeping them constantly on the back foot. In goals, Darren Randolph was asked to deal with three tricky moments and came ourt with flying colours on each occasion.

Perhaps the most uplifting aspect of the match was when the Hammers made a substitution on the hour. Bilic fastened down the important three points by bringing on Pedro Obiang for Manuel Lanzini - thus refusing to get carried away and keeping his eye on the bigger picture of the three points and a first home win. As the board went up and Hammers fans looked at the subs bench full of top quality talent, the strength in depth of this squad became apparent. With no Valencia, Song, Zarate or Adrian, the bench had endless options in each position.

And to top it off.....Andy C returned to the fray, immediately imposing his presence upon proceedings......Champion!!!

Man City next away. We are 9-1 against to win. Need we say more?


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