• West Ham keep first clean sheet in nine league games
  • Allardyce's side record first win in five
  • Hull have not scored in 10 of last 15 matches
  • Bruce's side remain in bottom three

West Ham moved back to within four points of the Champions League places after consigning relegation-threatened Hull to a third consecutive defeat.

Steve Bruce's injury-ravaged Hull had the better of the first half but were badly exposed after the break.

Andy Carroll prodded in after Allan McGregor pushed out Enner Valencia's shot and a cute Morgan Amalfitano dink from Valencia's pass doubled the lead.

Stewart Downing then rolled in a third after Alex Song split the Hull defence.

After four games without a win since Christmas, the victory revives Sam Allardyce's hopes of earning the club a first appearance in continental competition since 2006.

But for Hull, a sixth defeat in eight games heightens concerns about their top-flight status.

Bruce's side, who are in 18th place, are just one point adrift of Sunderland and Burnley but the manner in which they capitulated after a promising first half was alarming.

Another worry ahead of their next match - the 31 January visit of Newcastle - is that James Chester and Alex Bruce have joined an already lengthy injury list.

A further concern will be the fact Hull have failed to score in six of their last eight games.

Ahmed Elmohamady spurned their best chance against West Ham, dragging a shot wide from 12 yards out after being picked out by lone striker Sone Aluko.

West Ham were equally impotent before the break.

They forced McGregor into action on just one occasion, the Scotland international having to tip a looping Valencia header on to the bar before smothering James Tomkins' header after the ball was not cleared.

But the hosts seized command four minutes after the interval when McGregor could only parry Valencia's fierce drive and Carroll reacted quickest to jab in the loose ball.

The concession spooked the visitors and their haphazard defending was exposed by two goals inside three minutes midway though the half.

First Hull defender Michael Dawson dropped off Valencia 30 yards out, allowing the Ecuadorian striker to turn and feed Amalfitano, who caressed a finish over McGregor.

Then on-loan Barcelona midfielder Song eliminated the Hull midfield and defence with one pass, allowing Downing to canter through and slip past the goalkeeper.

The final 18 minutes then became a procession as West Ham secured the win that keeps them in seventh place.

Morgan Amalfitano

Amalfitano scored for the third time in 18 appearances for West Ham

Stewart Downing

Only Cesc Fabregas has provided more Premier League assists than Stewart Downing this term

James Chester

James Chester had to go off injured after this challenge. Hull team-mate Alex Bruce also had to be replaced

Sone Aluko and James Tomkins

Aluko - who caused Tomkins problems - had scored just once in his previous 31 games

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Allardyce has led West Ham to their biggest Premier League points haul after 22 games

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrián
  • 18 Jenkinson
  • 19 Collins (Reid - 49' )
  • 05 Tomkins (O'Brien - 76' )
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 16 Noble Booked (Amalfitano - 66' )
  • 30 Song
  • 11 Downing
  • 04 Nolan
  • 31 E Valencia
  • 09 Carroll

Substitutes

  • 02 Reid
  • 07 Jarvis
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 21 Amalfitano
  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 23 Poyet
  • 24 Cole

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 21 Dawson
  • 04 Bruce (Maguire - 45' )
  • 06 Davies (Sagbo - 72' )
  • 05 Chester (Figueroa - 49' )
  • 14 Livermore
  • 08 Huddlestone
  • 07 Meyler Booked
  • 27 Elmohamady Booked
  • 29 Quinn Booked
  • 24 Aluko

Substitutes

  • 03 Figueroa
  • 12 Maguire
  • 15 McShane
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 22 Harper
  • 23 Ince
  • 25 Ramírez
Ref: Martin Atkinson
Att: 34,914

Match Stats

Possession

54 46

Shots

17 9

On target

6 3

Corners

4 7

Fouls

5 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 3, Hull City 0.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Hull City 0.

89:44

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:44

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

88:53

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88:19

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

88:19

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:56 Booking

Booking David Meyler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:51

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:51

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

85:23

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

84:27

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

84:18

Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a through ball.

83:06

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Meyler.

81:04

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

76:20

Attempt blocked. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Nolan with a headed pass.

75:53

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:53

Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).

75:42

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson.

75:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Joey O'Brien replaces James Tomkins because of an injury.

74:44 Booking

Booking Stephen Quinn (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:35

Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:35

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

73:50

Alexandre Song (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:50

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

73:24

Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

71:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 3, Hull City 0. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexandre Song with a through ball.

71:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Yannick Sagbo replaces Curtis Davies.

70:35

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

68:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 2, Hull City 0. Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Enner Valencia.

66:58

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:58

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

66:29

Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Morgan Amalfitano replaces Mark Noble.

64:04

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Alexandre Song.

63:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

63:02

Delay in match Enner Valencia (West Ham United) because of an injury.

59:17

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:17

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

56:28

Offside, West Ham United. Alexandre Song tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

52:14

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:17

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:17

Foul by Sone Aluko (Hull City).

48:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Winston Reid replaces James Collins because of an injury.

48:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1, Hull City 0. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

48:07

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

46:56

Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Hull City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces Alex Bruce because of an injury.

45:00 +4:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Hull City 0.

45:00 +3:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Maynor Figueroa replaces James Chester because of an injury.

45:00 +2:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:30

Delay in match James Chester (Hull City) because of an injury.

45:00 +0:58

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by James Collins.

45:00 +0:22

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

44:50

Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:10

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by James Tomkins.

44:07

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

42:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41:21

Delay in match Alex Bruce (Hull City) because of an injury.

40:37

Foul by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

40:37

Allan McGregor (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:33

Attempt saved. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

40:21

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

39:39

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

39:00

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:00

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

36:20

Offside, Hull City. Alex Bruce tries a through ball, but Stephen Quinn is caught offside.

34:19

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:19

Foul by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

33:01 Booking

Booking Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:59

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:59

Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).

32:31

Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

29:46

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:46

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

27:24

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:24

Foul by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

25:41

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

24:37

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

24:37

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:29

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by James Collins.

20:49 Booking

Booking Mark Noble (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20:46

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

20:46

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:28

Foul by Alexandre Song (West Ham United).

15:28

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:51

Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

12:24

Attempt missed. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross following a corner.

11:56

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

7:34

Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Carroll.

6:28

Attempt missed. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble following a set piece situation.

5:50

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

5:50

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:10

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

1:15

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by James Collins.

1:10

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

0:20

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mark Noble.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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