Hull were better than us, concedes Bilic

17 December 2016 19:10

Slaven Bilic conceded that Hull City were the better side in the first half of West Ham’s 1-0 Premier League win over Mike Phelan’s men.

The Tigers – who slumped to the foot of the table after losing a seventh consecutive top-flight away match – hit the post three times before Mark Noble’s contentious penalty settled the contest 14 minutes from time.

It was a second consecutive home win for the Hammers, putting a fresh perspective on their inconsistent campaign, but manager Bilic admitted it could have turned out very differently.

“In the first half definitely we were fortunate. We were sloppy, they were better,” he told BBC Sport.

“We started good, but gave them a couple of chances. We came into that feeling of being scared of playing.

“At half-time I said there are a couple of good things, one that it is still 0-0 and second that it can’t be much worse, we can lift up the tempo.

“Second half we were much better, in the last half an hour we were really good. We scored the goal and should have finished the game.

“It is a massive three points for us. Back-to-back wins, in this stadium, are very good considering the situation we were in.”

Indeed, having also overcome Burnley 1-0 on Wednesday with Noble again on target at London Stadium, West Ham are only two points off the top half.

Tagged with: provides all the info that matters to sports betting fans and variety of legal betting sites to choose. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting , odd comparison. We give you betting offers and Live Betting offers, from our official legal betting partners, on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more. THIS WEBSITE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY WAGERING, BETTING, GAMING OR GAMBLING IN ANY FORM OR MANNER. 18+ Responsible Betting |Gambling Therapy | Protecting Minors | GamCare | Privacy Policy | Personal Data Request