MIchail Antonio shares what West Ham needed to beat Hull
By Matt Farr
West Ham winger Michail Antonio has revealed that the Hammers needed luck on their side to beat Hull at the weekend.
The Hammers defeated the Tigers 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Mark Noble’s second-half penalty, but after Hull hit the woodwork three times, Antonio insists that his side were lucky to win the game.
Tigers’ striker Dieumerci Mbokani latched onto Aaron Cresswell’s woeful backpass in the 20th minute, but saw his shot cannon back off the upright.
Andrew Robertson later hit the post,, before the Hammers’ very own Mark Noble came close to a calamitous own goal, only to be spared by the woodwork. Both incidents happened in the space of just two minutes.
West Ham themselves posted a tongue-in-cheek message on their official Twitter account following the victory, naming the post as their man of the match.
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Antonio told West Ham’s official website: “They hit the woodwork three times. It didn’t go in and that’s the kind of luck we haven’t been having this season.
“At the very beginning of the season, whenever someone attacked we got punished, but on Saturday things went our way. Hopefully we won’t need luck in the future and we can win comfortably.
“It’s been a very good week. with seven points from it, so we’ve just got to build on that now. Hopefully we’ve left the bad results behind us.”
However, Antonio was also keen for his side to take full advantage of the priceless victory and go on a winning run.
The Hammers are now unbeaten in three league games, which has seen soar up to 13th in the table, and temporarily out of their relegation scrap.
Relegation rivals are next up for Swansea in a must-win game for both sides on Boxing Day.
In other West Ham news, this major disappointment has been named as West Ham’s flop of the year.