London: West Ham fans were so relieved by their team's 1-0 win over Hull on Saturday that they named a goalpost as man of the match after the woodwork saved the Hammers three times.
A Mark Noble penalty gave Slaven Bilic's side the three points in the Premier League clash at the London Stadium but Hull hit the woodwork on no less than three occasions from Andrew Robertson (twice) and Dieumerci Mbokani.
West Ham, who are currently languishing in 13th place, have been a mere shadow of their former selves this season. However, ever since their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal, they've been on a good run, going unbeaten in three matches the followed. One of these was a spirited 2-2 draw against high-flying Liverpool, which helped them claw their way out of the relegation zone.
"With 57 per cent of the vote congratulations to The Post on securing today's Man of the Match award!," tweeted West Ham after the results of their supporters' poll.
With 57 per cent of the vote, congratulations to The Post on securing today's Man of the Match award!
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 17, 2016
The goalpost beat Cheikhou Kouyate (17 percent), Andy Carroll (14) and Winston Reid (12) in the vote, and has undoubtedly made a place for itself in the hearts of all West Ham fans.
(With inputs from AFP)
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Updated Date: Dec 18, 2016 20:03:13 IST