West Ham 2-0 Hull City Highlights
Goals from David Di Michele and Carlton Cole helped West Ham cruise past a very disappointing Hull City at Upton Park.
Di Michele scored an early opener, scooping in at the back post after Matt Duke kept out Cole’s low shot.
Hull’s debutant keeper was in fine form and saved Mark Noble’s penalty after Cole was felled by Sam Ricketts.
Debutant Jimmy Bullard and Daniel Cousin had Hull’s best chances, but West Ham dominated and Cole scored the second after Duke kept out Di Michele.
Both teams had new faces to parade, but Hull’s Bullard – a £5m signing from Fulham – and Savio Nsereko – an arrival from Brescia and receiving clearance to play hours before kick-off – both had to start by warming the bench.
With Hull looking to avoid a sixth successive league defeat, manager Phil Brown said ahead of the game he was desperate for a clean sheet and opted for Duke instead of Boaz Myhill in goal.
Making his Premier League debut the Hull keeper did not let his boss down.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
19 October 2008 – Ref: Chris Foy
Hull scorer: Turner 51