Saturday, February 4

West Ham go marching in

Southampton 1 West Ham 3

I never doubted you for a moment, Captain Bilic. A great result at Southampton and it's three wins out of four after Payetgate, proving that on Wednesday WHU came up against an inspired Man City attack and we're still more than capable of beating teams in the bottom half. Nice to hear so many choruses of Bubbles on Radio London. 

Dropping Lanzini for a more workmanlike midfield seemed to work. The Hammers showed character to come back from a goal down— it looked offside but Randolph should have saved it —  and it's now six for Andy Carroll since his return. Good for Obiang to get his first for the club. He deserves it after coming out as the Premiership's top tackler in recent stats — and Noble will have been boosted by making the own goal with his free-kick (though John Motson says it's now been awarded to Noble). 

Feghouli got some stick online but he put over a great cross that Carroll should have converted early on, while Obiang made a goal and scored himself and Noble had a fine game too. While Fonte and Snodgrass have played in a winning side. We're ninth and things are looking up. Irons!

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