Sunday, January 13, 2008

West Ham Win Reviewed in the Sundays

The Daily Mail thought Fulham were 'second rate' but were almost let off the hook when West Ham made "their customary poor start."

The Daily Express agree that West Ham started the game poorly but that they looked good after the first twenty minutes, "West Ham were snoozing ... That was until Ashton got in front of Aaron Hughes to glance home a header ... Suddenly the Hammers were buzzing." The Express felt Mark Noble was man of the match.

The Daily Telegraph felt that it was Dean Ashton who was man of the match, "A fit-again Dean Ashton was a constant menace in the first half, equalising with a bullet header and then bringing two world-class saves out of Antti Niemi."

The Guardian, as they do every week, damn West Ham with faint praise, saying we were "professional, if a little uninspiring".

The Times felt West Ham started poorly and that the defence was 'slugabed', whatever that is. In fact they say "West Ham were cowed and tentative." However once West Ham equalised it was a different game, "Mark Noble waxed as Fulham waned (and) Ljungberg was a hive of industry on the right."

The Independent website said nothing as it succumbed to its usually Sunday morning hangover and played dead to the world.

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