West Ham United 2-0 Hull City FT

Barclays Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Wednesday 28 January
Referee: Howard Webb


West Ham United: Green, Neill, Collins, Upson, Ilunga, Behrami, Parker, Collison (Faubert 71), Noble (Boa Morte 84), Di Michele (Nsereko 86), Cole
Subs not used: Lastuvka, Tristan, Tomkins, Sears
Goals: Di Michele 33, Cole 51.

Hull City: Duke, Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson, Marney (Mendy 73), Ashbee, Kilbane, Geovanni (Bullard 53), Cousin, Manucho (Fagan 53)
Subs not used: Myhill, Garcia, Halmosi, Folan
Booked: Marney.

Attendance: 34,340

West Ham United 2-0 Hull City FT

93 min Cole has a go as well. He again gets one-on-one with Duke, but once again Duke saves. The Hull goalkeeper has really helped his team-mates keep the score down.

92 min - Boa Morte has a great chance to do just that, but he slices shot just wide.

90 min - Three minutes of added time. Can United get a third?

88 min - Savio gets his first touch, much to the delight of the home support. A few step overs later and he lays it off to Boa Morte

87 min - And we will see Savio tonight, The German comes on for his debut in place of Di Michele, who had an outstanding game.

83 min - Noble is replaced by Boa Morte.

82 min - Zola calls back Luis Boa Morte. It looks like Savio is going to have a watching brief tonight.

79 min - Noble tries to chip Duke, but the goalkeeper produces another fine stop to tip the ball over.

78 min - Cousin heads narrowly over.

76 min - Cole's shot is blocked from Noble's corner. The rebound falls to Di Michele, but his effort is pushed aside by Duke.

74 min - Brown replaces Dean Marney with Bernard Mendy. That's his third and final change.

71 min - Jack Collison is replaced by Julien Faubert

68 min - The match has calmed down a bit now and United are keeping Hull at bay. Gianfranco Zola's name is being sung around the ground.

64 min - Great work from Behrami to win a corner. The United players are playing out of their skins tonight.

63 min - The home fans are in great voice and Ludek Miklosko's name is being sung by the fans in the Centenary Stand

60 min - Cole's goal makes it five league games in a row the striker has scored.

58 min - The changes seem to have suited Hull and Green has to be alert to stop Bullard scoring against his old club. The West Ham United No1 dived to his right to palm away the midfielder's shot from the edge of the area.

55 min - Corner to West Ham United. Noble takes it but it is deflected wide.

53 min - Double sub from Hull City. Manucho leaves the field for Craig Fagan and Jimmy Bullard comes on for his Hull City debut in place of Geovanni.

50 min - GOAL! What a way to start the second half. Noble flights in a free-kick from the right, Collins nods it back to Di Michele hits the post for the thrid time. However, this time Cole is there to poke the rebound in.

46 min - The second half is underway. More of the same from the home side and we should see a comfortable home win, but what has Phil Brown said to his Hull City players at half-time?

45 min - Half-time at the Boleyn and what a fantastic half from the Hammers. The only downside is that they are not more than one goal ahead.

45 min - One minute of added time.

44 min - Another great chance! Cole bursts through from the halfway line and is one-on-one with Duke. The Hull stopper is their saviour again, diving to his right to thwart the No12.

42 min - Green has to be alert to catch a header from Manucho as the Tigers launch a rare attack.

40 min - How many chances can United have? Di Michele is involved again, crossing to Collison in the area. His first-time shot crashes against Duke's right-hand post. Superb play from the Hammers!

37 min - Noble floats it to the back post but it is cleared.

36 min - Dean Marney becomes the first player to be booked by Howard Webb for bringing down Cole. Free-kick from 25 yards out.

35 min - The home support are in full voice after that and we could have the makings of a classic night under the Boleyn Ground lights.

32 min - GOAL! Di Michele is to get his reward for all his hard work. He forces Duke into a great save and the ball comes back to Cole. His cross-shot is saved by the Hull No12, but the rebound falls to the Italian three yards out and he makes no mistake.

31 min - Savio joins Tristan on the sidelines to warm up and he is applauded. He really is being made to feel rather welcome tonight.

30 min - Di Michele bursts through from the halfway line but his shot is well wide.

28 min - Diego Tristan is warming up on the touchline and gets clapped by the fans in the corner of the Dr. Martens start.

27 min - The penalty miss seems to have taken the wind out of United's sails somewhat and Hull are coming back in to the game.

22 min - No he can't! Duke makes a fantastic save, diving to his left and Noble misses his first penalty for West Ham United.

21 min - Penalty! Collison and Scott Parker work the ball back to Cole and he is pulled down by Sam Ricketts. Can Noble put it away?

20 min - Hull look a bit shell-shocked and it is all one-way traffic at present. Can United make it count though? They have another corner which Mark Noble will take.

17 min - So close! We will not come closer to a goal all night. After good work on the left by Noble and Collison, the ball is worked back to Di Michele. The Italy international takes a touch and hits a delightful shot from 25 yards on to the inside of the post. Great stuff from the Hammers.

15 min - We nearly get one. Mark Noble plays a corner on the left to Cole and he, in turn, lays it off to Jack Collison. His shot flashes just wide.

14 min - It has been a bright start to the game with both teams approaching it in the right way. Now all we need are some goals, hopefully at the Centenary Stand end this half.

11 min - James Collins brings down Daniel Cousin on the edge of the area. Geovanni drills it in dangerously but Robert Green is there to gather it comfortably.

10 min - Valon Behrami flashed United's second shot of the match over the bar. The Switzerland international is yet to score for the Hammers with his right foot, but he came close there.

9 min - It is a mild night in east London but there is a fine rain falling. Whose playing style will that suit more?

8 min - The Tigers have bought plenty of support with them and the away end is packed.

6 min - David Di Michele gives chase to a through-ball and forces Duke into conceding a corner. Cole then gets in a dangerous position moments later, but cannot quite bring the ball under control.

5 min - Hull have started well, though, seeing plenty of the ball. Both teams seem happy to knock the ball around in the early stages.

3 min - Carlton Cole has the first shot of the match, but it is well wide and does not trouble Matt Duke in the Hull City goal

3 min - Savio is on the bench tonight and was given a rousing welcome from the home support. Will we see him in action tonight?

1 min - We're under way at the Boleyn Ground