Mar 26, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
2-1
Hull City
Noble (26' pen.), Chester (54' og.)
FT(HT: 1-0)
Jelavic (48')
Livermore (18')
McGregor (23')

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce criticises booing fans

Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 15, 2014
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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce criticises the club's supporters who booed the team following their 2-1 win over Hull City.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has criticised Hammers fans who booed the team following their 2-1 win over Hull City in the Premier League.

The London outfit were playing against 10 men for much of the duration, but struggled to overcome the Tigers, much to the frustration of sections of the home crowd.

Allardyce hit out at the supporters who gave his players a hostile reception, pointing out that it could be detrimental to team morale.

"I've never been in a place where I've won and got booed," BBC Sport quotes Allardyce as saying. "Fans affect players.

"We don't need them on players' backs when we are coming off three defeats. They have to stay and help them win."

He added: "I started playing at 16, got in a first team at 18 and am 59 now, but I've never been in place where I won and got booed."

A Mark Noble penalty and a James Chester own goal secured three points for West Ham, with Hull's reply coming from former Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

Mark Noble of West Ham celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Hull City at Boleyn Ground on March 26, 2014
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