Hammers add to Tigers’ woes

January 18, 2015 15:52:28 UK

Enner Valencia set up the Hammers’ opening two goals against Hull City.

Hull City’s relegation woes deepened as West Ham moved to within four points of the Champions League places with a 3-0 win at Upton Park.

Three second-half goals did the damage to Steve Bruce’s injury-ravaged side, with Andy Carroll opening the scoring four minutes after the break.

A Morgan Amalfitano dink from an Enner Valencia pass doubled the Hammers’ advantage before Alex Song split the Hull defence to allow Stewart Downing to score a third.

The defeat was the Tigers’ third in succession and another blank means they have failed to score in 10 of their last 15 matches. To make matters worse, James Chester and Alex Bruce were added to Hull’s already extensive injury list.

The result leaves them in the relegation zone, one point from safety. They are 2.37 to be relegated this season, with them 1.57 to survive.

At the other end of the table, the victory saw the Hammers climb to seventh place in the table, four points off Manchester United in fourth. They are 67.00 to finish inside the top four at the end of the season.

With Hull already out of the FA Cup, they now have two weeks to recuperate and try to get some of their injured players back. Their next match is at home against managerless Newcastle United on 31st January – a clash they are 2.50 to win, 3.25 to draw and 2.80 to lose.

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