West Ham played against Hull City on Monday in what many were saying would be a make or break game for Sam Allardyce.
All eyes were on team selection, tactics and the result. Unexpectedly Allardyce started the best team possible, got his tactics and substitutions spot on and the football on display was like the West Ham of old: entertaining, fluid, attacking and a pleasure to watch.
We were unlucky not to come away with all three points in a game that saw the action swtich from one end to another, a contender for goal of the season, an ex-Hammer’s debut against us and another show of fantastic away support from the hammers faithful.
Sam Allardyce would have stopped a lot of his critics in their tracks after that game having shown everyone that he has the ability to get his side playing good football and he took on board previous critisism about team selection.
His job looks safe for now, assuming he can continue to get West Ham playing like we did on Monday night.
So here are the FIVE things we learnt from the game against Hull…
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