Aston Martin Chelsea 0-1 West Ham

Crikey Mikey, Hammers fans prayed for David Martin, son of West Ham and England legend Alvin Martin, to start in goal to replace 'Calamity Jiminez', lo and behold the 'grey one' acquiesced and started the ex-Millwall stopper with a baptism of fire at the Bridge against high flying Chelsea.

From the first touch, and accompanying cheers from the travelling support, Martin exuded the type of confidence shown by the injured Lukasz Fabianski, that confidence spread throughout the team, and as will be reported in far greater depth went on to win at Chelsea's home since 2002,in the presence of Sir Trev.

Blinding performance from the defence, but every player wearing the Claret and Blue put in a shift, Home grown and 'exotic' 'Foreigners'. Michail Antonio's energy was infectious, it is a pity his finishing was up to the same high level, because if it had been the score line could have been much more emphatic, but hey, what a relief.

Manuel Pellegrini will have a smile that would embarrass a Cheshire cat in the post match, we're going off to get pissed! - Ed

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hammergirl's picture

But its so West Ham and not only to beat those buggers but managed by Fat Frank is like christmas come early COYI

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mcbikeman's picture

Is whats known in the trade as a coupon buster!!where did the sudden belief never say die attitude and every man run there legs off come from?

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Alvins son in goal,brought confidence to the team,even worzel showed a bit of emotion at the end!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

credit where its due, Pellegrini made key changes., most notably in goal and defence and up front. This was an incredible improvement. I just wish they could put this sort of shift in every week.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Wish he'd done this a lot sooner though dicksy,even sully had a little cry at the end of the game,he turned round to gold and said do you realize this win has saved me a fortune.

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Burkie111's picture

Alvin was a westham legend,I think the script was written for David today

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moore 6 legend's picture

yes dave,a joy to behold,rare win,lamps bought down to earth by the mighty hammers,and david having a blinding debut and a clean sheet to boot,ged in....

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I cannot get over it,this club is something else,how does it happen,total shit for weeks,then pull this out the hat,i only wish we did it against spurs......the eating of words come to mind.

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a bit of british spirit injected into the team and a great result ,chew on that frank C.O.Y.I

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boogerscaravan's picture

RIP Two Bob..........David Martin you are a true English hero..!!!

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I see Martin and Cresswell made Garth Crooks team of the week
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50623009

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