Magnificent Hammers make the LS HOME at last!


Irons 1 Spurs 0

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Magnificent…it gets no better

We were absolutely superb from start to finish and with key players missing this was the greatest performance of the season and the night London Stadium became home.

Tonight we sit in ninth place on the back of a Hammers display to die for – hands up all those who want Slaven Bilic sacked…be absolutely assured, the boss is going nowhere after that.

We started fast, got faster and ended the nine game winning run from the north Londoners with a display of guts, spirit and class. Quite simply we were by far the better team.

Claims by Eric Dier afterwards that we sat deep – suggesting that were tried to defend – were utter nonsense. We played high for the entire 90 minutes.

Yes, Adrian needed to make a couple of world class saves but just as was the case with Romelu Lukaku, the Hammers totally eclipsed Keane and Alli.

Our defence were totally magnificent with Jose Fonte probably producing his best shot in a hammers shirt yet, while Ginge and Winston Reid were again on top of their game.

Manu Lanzini’s 65th minute close range strike came at the end of a great move and  set the LS rocking in much the same sort of fashion as we saw at Upton Park – it really was that sort of atmosphere.

No Carroll, no Sakho, no Masuaku absolutely no problems as we closed Spurs down all over the park and but for a brilliant save from  Lloris, Jonathon Calleri – who worked his socks off all night – would have buried the second.

Wonderful night…wonderful victory – now let’s finish this horrible season off with a couple of wins against Liverpool and Burnley.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • vinniz says:

    What a W!! Been waiting all year for a match to remember! I must say, I’ve been reading this site for a few years now and this win finally put me over the top to post something. Great way to start the weekend. COYI!!!

  • Neil Down Under says:

    Hands held high (in surrender) I was starting to wonder about the boss. It was always going to be a difficult season but hell if the team starts to play with this intensity, compassion and togetherness week in week out it could be the start of something great.
    I mean even Calleri started to look like all we were promised he would be.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I don’t think I have felt so happy, my wife has even been fielding texts from our many Tottenham supporting mates to tell her to give me a punch and various other insults hahahahahahahahaha I feel so happy. Please Slav this is the recipe, press high up the field and always press with numbers, it is not rocket science this is how you win matches, the players showed tonight they can cancel out argueably the best team in the league by pressing we have done it 3 times this season and won each game… easilly. We have beaten the champions, we have beaten the second best team whether that be Chelsea or Tottenham in either order, we can beat anyone in this league but we must improve our fitness so we can maintain that level across a season not just in one off games. Well done Slav and well done the team COYI !!!

  • Hammer64 says:

    My hand is half up/ half down on the Bilic issue Hugh. This isn’t the time for it- no negativity after last night-but it might be interesting to have a discussion on here at some point about it.

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