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Elmohamady’s Hull City lose at West Ham
Egypt international Elmohamady made his 22nd consecutive Premier League start for Hull this season, playing 100% of the possible 1980 minutes so far in the English Premier League. Elmo showed how essential he is for Steve Bruce this season by starting in the left wing-back position.
It was the Tigers that started with real purpose in the opening minutes, having numerous chances to take the lead. Sone Aluko, arguably Hull City’s best player, almost had an assist early as he breezed past Tomkins and passed it back across goal to Elmohamady failed to hit the target.
Hull, continually mounting pressure upon the Hammers defence, came again with Aluko finding himself one on one with the West Ham keeper before the in form James Collins recovered brilliantly, stopping an almost certain goal to end the first half scoreless.
The game turned on its head in the second half, with West ham who starting brightly. It wasn’t long before West Ham reaped the rewards of their brilliant start as McGregor spilled Enner Valencia’s shot into the path of Carroll who duly tapped in the rebound. It wasn’t long before it was 2-0 with Alex Song splitting the Hull defence apart with a brilliant ball and Stewart Downing calmly slotting home.
West Ham put the icing on the cake late on when Valencia, who was involved yet again, put through substitute Amilfitano, who beautifully chipped it past the Hull keeper to seal the win and compound the Tigers to another defeat.
Ahmed Elmohamady had a decent game, despite missing a golden opportunity to put his team in front. The Egyptian, who once again played the full 90 minutes for his side, was very solid in the position of right wing back, a position which he has not featured in for quite some time.
Hull City, without a win in their last two Premier League fixtures, now drop back down into the relegation zone, with the Tigers next game coming at home against Newcastle United next Saturday.