We returned to winning ways in style this afternoon with a performance that will make all fans proud. West Ham played like West Ham, finally! We were creative and determined from the 1st whistle, and Spurs simply couldn’t handle us.
Sam Allardyce was under immense pressure before this game, but he answered all of his critics in style, and Andy Carroll also put in a man of match performance that will do his World Cup hopes no damage at all.
West Ham were at Spurs right from the off, and were rewarded for their excellent play when Downing was put through and Kaboul brought down the former Liverpool winger, and was shown a straight red card.
Shortly after we were in front. Carroll met a well placed Mark Noble corner with a fierce header which took a wicked deflection and floated over the Spurs keeper and into the back of the net.
The second came before half-time from a Stewart Downing free kick, which was his first goal for the club, and was richly deserved after a dominant performance which the West Ham fans have been craving to see from him. His curling free kick found it’s way through a cowardly Spurs wall and nestled into the net with the keeper standing no chance.
Thereafter it was all West Ham, and it could have been a more comfortable victory. Spurs looked like a side going through the motions, and West Ham looked like a side who wanted to give the fans something to smile about after a rather poor season.
However, we are safe. 40 points on the board, and we can now breathe a sigh of relief – and look forward to a summer of football and never-ending transfer rumours.