By Amir Mir
BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas slated West Ham’s 1-0 win over Hull by stating “they have no idea of how to play”.
The Hammers were fortunate to pick up all three points at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after the visitors hit the woodwork on three occasions.
Despite Mike Phelan’s side dominating the majority of the play and missing a number of clear-cut chances, it was the home side who scored the only goal of the game.
Versatile attacker Michail Antonio was adjudged to have been fouled in the penalty area 14 minutes from time, with referee Lee Mason awarding a spot kick.
Captain Mark Noble, who missed a penalty in midweek but scored via the rebound, stepped up and calmly slotted home.
Despite the three points, former Tottenham midfielder Jenas was unimpressed with the Hammers display.
“They didn’t play well again today,” Jenas told Match of the Day. “They seem to have no idea of how to play. It was a poor performance and they were lucky to get the win.”
The win moves the east London club up to 13th in the league table as they have now recorded 19 points from 17 games.
Bilic’s side have picked up five wins, four draws and eight losses this term and have also opened up a five point gap on the bottom three.
They travel to the Liberty Stadium on Boxing day to take on Swansea who sit in the relegation zone.
The busy festive period continues when the Irons travel to the Midlands to face league champions Leicester City five days later, before starting off the new year with a home tie against Manchester United.
In other West Ham news, supporters on Twitter react with mixed views to Mark Noble’s performance against Hull.