The big moments of David Martin’s debut


Danny Leach keeps an eye on the man who help bring some confidence back to the Hammers and comes up with three big moments.

7 – Collects a shot by Mount fired directly to him

41 – Saves Kovacic’s shot to the near post and is quick to stop the rebound too

90 – Involved in a heavy collision as he comes out for a corner leaving him dazed. However he stays on to finish the match and is in tears at the end!

Verdict – 6 It was a joy to see Martin on his Premier League debut get a clean sheet and help the Hammers to get a first win in over two months. He played a part in bringing back confidence in this team as the players huddled around him at the final whistle leaving him in tears and showing what a big impact the goal keeper can have on a team. Such was the Hammers dominance and Chelsea’s weak display he was never really tested apart from a couple of easy shots. However he did the basics right and appeared composed throughout the match unlike his other teammate between the sticks. This can hopefully be the start of a run in the team for him while Fabianski remains injured.

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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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