MATCH REPORT: West Ham 2 Birmingham City 0

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A super performance by Garry Monk’s men which involved fight and passion left the 5,000 travelling bluenoses happy coming away from the London Stadium.

West Ham got their first goal in the first 2 minutes of the game. Ex-Stoke man,Marco Arnoutovic, capitalised on Lee Camp’s mistake which put Blues 1-0 down.

Blues had a chance to be level just 12 minutes later. The ball found the feet of Gary Gardner, he got his shot away but the ball just went past the goal.

Blues were on the front foot for the majority of the first half, and in the 32nd minute the ball found Jutkiewicz’ head, but Andy Carroll denied the striker a goal by clearing it off the line.

The halftime whistle blew and a huge applause from the away end showed how proud the away fans were of their team.

Blues started the second half as they meant to go on. Camp smashed the ball up the field, Jutkiewicz latched onto it but dragged his effort just wide of Adrian’s goal.

Jutkiewicz came close again. A cross by Wes Harding was met by the 30 year old but he could only see the ball saved by Adrian again.

In the 76th minute, a dazzling run by Wes Harding won us a corner. The ball fell at Harlee Dean’s feet, but he could not make contact with the ball and the hosts managed to clear the danger.

West Ham scored in 90+1 minutes with a superb header by Andy Carroll. The goal killed the game and ruined the dreams of the 5000 Blues fans.

‘Keep right on’ rang around the stadium at the final whistle. The focus for Garry Monk is now the league and to win as many games as possible as a points deduction is looking likely.

1 COMMENT

  1. I watched the game on a stream and all you could hear was the Blues fans. 5000 fans outsung their 50,000. We played really well. We more than held our own versus a team costing millions.

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