A controversial Robbie Brady penalty put Hull seventh in the Premier League as West Ham's problems continued.

The Irish winger slotted home after Joey O'Brien was judged to have shoved him, although contact appeared minimal.

Hammer horrors

Since winning their opening game against Cardiff, West Ham have picked up just two points from a possible 15. They have failed to score an away goal this season.

James Tomkins had a header cleared off the line and Razvan Rat fired over as the visitors pushed for an equaliser.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was further angered when his side, still without an away goal, were denied a late penalty for a handball.

Allardyce cut an animated figure on the touchline from the moment Brady went down under O'Brien's 11th-minute challenge after the ball had been lofted into the penalty area - and referee Kevin Friend stunned the Hammers by pointing to the spot.

The Tigers spent the rest of the game resolutely defending their lead to record their second straight win.

Big decisions went our way - Bruce

Steve Bruce's side have 10 points from their first six matches, but Hull fans have seen this before.

After promotion in 2008, they amassed 20 Premier League points by October before their form slumped.

But there is a sense that with Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Brady adding extra quality in midfield, the Tigers might now be better cut out for top-flight football.

Bruce wrote in his programme notes that he and Allardyce have been "mates for years", but there was little warmth in the West Ham manager's expression after Brady calmly scored Hull's opener.

The Hammers, who had previously managed only eight shots on target all season, rattled off several attempts in response but were wasteful in front of goal.

Their best effort came from Tomkins, but Ahmed Elmohamady was in the right place to clear off the line.

The Egyptian then went close himself in a rare Hull attack, but his powerful header was tipped around the post by West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Allardyce incensed by Brady 'dive'

The visitors continued to press after the break but found clear chances harder to come by - and Modibo Maiga toiled without reward up front in the absence of injured striker Andy Carroll.

The Tigers almost doubled their lead when Livermore fired against the post from the edge of the box - but the midfielder was then fortunate to see Friend wave away West Ham's appeals after he appeared to intercept a cross with his arm in the penalty area.

The visitors, who drew 0-0 in their two previous away games this season, chased an equaliser and full-back Rat struck an effort over the bar.

But for all their possession, the Hammers failed to seriously test Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, and upcoming games against Tottenham and Manchester City could deepen their troubles.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"The big decisions have maybe gone our way but you can't mask that we created the better chances.

"I have seen the handball from Jake Livermore four or five times and can't see if it was deliberate or it hit him.

"From where the referee was standing and the linesman, they can't give it.

"I've not seen the penalty yet. We might have got the decisions but were still the better side on the day."

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce:

"The referee has given two really poor decisions.

"Brady takes a simulation on a slight contact with Joey O'Brien when the ball is not near him or the goal. He buys the penalty and the referee falls for it.

"Then Livermore puts his arm out and knocks the ball for a corner but the referee doesn't see it and doesn't give us a penalty.

"So it's our responsibility for not finishing our chances and the referee's as well for us losing the game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 06 Davies
  • 23 Faye
  • 08 Huddlestone
  • 11 Brady (Meyler - 80' )
  • 14 Livermore
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 09 Graham Booked (Sagbo - 71' )
  • 24 Aluko (Boyd - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Harper
  • 04 Bruce
  • 15 McShane
  • 07 Meyler
  • 17 Boyd
  • 29 Quinn
  • 20 Sagbo

West Ham United

  • 22 Jaaskelainen
  • 02 Reid
  • 05 Tomkins
  • 08 Rat
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 04 Nolan Booked
  • 07 Jarvis (Vaz Te - 71' )
  • 15 Morrison Booked
  • 16 Noble
  • 21 Diame (Downing - 71' )
  • 11 Maiga (Petric - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Adrian
  • 19 Collins
  • 20 Demel
  • 14 Taylor
  • 23 Downing
  • 12 Vaz Te
  • 30 Petric
Ref: Friend
Att: 24,291

Match Stats

Shots

9 18

On target

2 5

Corners

6 6

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:59 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:52

Clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.

90:00 +3:05

Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:02

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:56

Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

90:00 +2:36

George Boyd is caught offside.

90:00 +2:07

Kevin Nolan is adjudged to have handled the ball.

90:00 +2:02

Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:35

Abdoulaye Faye makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:14

Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:45

The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing.

90:00 +0:21

Winston Reid takes the free kick.

89:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Sagbo on Razvan Rat.

89:07

Ricardo Vaz Te takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Allan McGregor makes a block.

89:03

Ravel Morrison crosses the ball.

88:02 Substitution

Substitution Sone Aluko goes off and George Boyd comes on.

86:30

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

86:29

Stewart Downing produces a cross.

84:51

Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

84:48

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.

84:42

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

84:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.

84:22

Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

84:22

The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing.

84:15

Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Curtis Davies gets a block in.

84:07

Razvan Rat takes the free kick.

83:49

David Meyler challenges Kevin Nolan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:58

Ricardo Vaz Te has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

82:06

Jake Livermore challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:04

Clearance made by Jake Livermore.

82:02

Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

81:58

The ball is sent over by Razvan Rat.

80:56

Abdoulaye Faye restarts play with the free kick.

80:34

Mladen Petric challenges Curtis Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:21 Substitution

Substitution David Meyler is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Brady.

79:05

Razvan Rat takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

79:03

Clearance made by Tom Huddlestone.

79:03

The ball is sent over by Joey O'Brien.

77:48

Shot by Ricardo Vaz Te. Allan McGregor blocks the ball.

77:22

Clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

77:21

Centre by Joey O'Brien.

76:41

Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

76:12

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies.

76:00

The ball is sent over by James Tomkins.

75:55

Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.

75:49

Mark Noble takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the net.

75:42

Free kick taken by Razvan Rat.

75:36

Unfair challenge on Razvan Rat by Sone Aluko results in a free kick.

75:18

Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.

75:17

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line.

74:39

Jake Livermore makes a clearance.

74:36

Centre by Ricardo Vaz Te.

74:11

The ball is delivered by Joey O'Brien.

73:46

The ball is swung over by Yannick Sagbo.

73:19

The ball is swung over by Ricardo Vaz Te.

72:53

Clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.

72:13

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

72:10

Ravel Morrison goes into the referee's book.

72:10 Booking

Booking

70:40 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Jarvis leaves the field to be replaced by Ricardo Vaz Te.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Danny Graham goes off and Yannick Sagbo comes on.

70:19 Substitution

Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Stewart Downing coming on for Mohamed Diame.

69:51

Header at goal by Kevin Nolan goes over the bar.

69:48

The ball is delivered by Mladen Petric.

68:55

Ravel Morrison delivers the ball.

68:16

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

68:14

A cross is delivered by Kevin Nolan.

66:55

Clearance by Winston Reid.

66:49

Jake Livermore takes a shot and hits the post.

66:17

Robbie Brady makes a clearance.

66:12

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.

64:06

Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

63:58

Mohamed Diame delivers the ball.

63:10

Razvan Rat makes a clearance.

62:22

Danny Graham manages to make a clearance.

62:19

Mark Noble takes the free kick.

61:49

Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mladen Petric.

61:17

Shot by Danny Graham went over the net.

61:12

Robbie Brady crosses the ball in from the free kick.

61:12

Clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

60:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Razvan Rat.

59:52

Winston Reid makes a clearance.

59:01

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

58:44 Substitution

Substitution Mladen Petric is brought on as a substitute for Modibo Maiga.

58:15

Maynor Figueroa produces a cross.

58:06

Clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

57:44

Clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

57:41

Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

57:07

Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Ravel Morrison.

57:05

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

56:36

Sone Aluko takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

54:19

Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

53:43

Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko.

53:09

Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

53:04

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.

52:49

Clearance by James Tomkins.

52:47

Clearance made by Mark Noble.

52:45

The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko.

52:31

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball.

52:20

Free kick taken by Ravel Morrison.

52:11

Ravel Morrison fouled by Tom Huddlestone, the ref awards a free kick.

51:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis.

51:40

Tom Huddlestone makes a clearance.

51:39

A cross is delivered by Ravel Morrison.

51:23

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

51:17

Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:17

Clearance by Robbie Brady.

50:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Maynor Figueroa.

50:01

Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

49:52

Clearance made by Joey O'Brien.

49:49

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.

47:54

A cross is delivered by Mohamed Diame.

47:44

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

47:39

Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

47:03

The offside flag is raised against Sone Aluko.

46:51

Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.

46:47

Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.

46:41

Corner taken by Robbie Brady.

46:15

Clearance by James Tomkins.

46:13

The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.

45:49

Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.

45:43

Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:04

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

45:00 +0:26 Booking

Booking

45:00 +0:26

Danny Graham is shown a yellow card.

44:49

James Tomkins takes the free kick.

44:37

Foul by Sone Aluko on James Tomkins, free kick awarded.

44:01

Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.

42:39

Razvan Rat crosses the ball.

41:35

Header at goal by Modibo Maiga misses left of the target.

41:33

Mohamed Diame crosses the ball.

40:17

Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.

40:12

Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

39:45

Tom Huddlestone fouled by Modibo Maiga, the ref awards a free kick.

36:25

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.

36:22

The ball is swung over by Joey O'Brien.

35:51

Razvan Rat makes a clearance.

35:28

Modibo Maiga manages to make a clearance.

35:25

Corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line.

35:11

Corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line.

35:10

Header at goal by Ahmed Elmohamady. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the ball away.

34:42

Headed chance falls to Curtis Davies. Modibo Maiga gets a block in.

34:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Brady.

34:10

Clearance by Mark Noble.

34:07

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.

34:01

Clearance by Winston Reid.

33:22

Strike comes in from Sone Aluko from the free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the effort to safety.

32:23

Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Matthew Jarvis results in a free kick.

32:15

Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.

31:41

Shot by Mark Noble went wide of the left-hand upright.

31:40

Abdoulaye Faye makes a clearance.

31:38

Mohamed Diame delivers the ball.

30:48

The ball is sent over by Tom Huddlestone.

30:43

Clearance made by Matthew Jarvis.

30:39

Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

30:36

Corner taken by Robbie Brady.

29:33

Robbie Brady takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Tomkins.

29:27

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.

28:47

Shot by Modibo Maiga. Allan McGregor catches the ball.

28:46

Shot by Ravel Morrison missed to the left of goal.

27:02

Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.

27:00

Clearance made by Mark Noble.

26:58

Winston Reid makes a clearance.

26:55

Robbie Brady produces a cross.

26:08

Sone Aluko delivers the ball.

24:28

Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.

24:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Noble.

23:58

Mohamed Diame gets a header at goal. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.

23:55

The ball is crossed by Razvan Rat.

22:57

Clearance by Tom Huddlestone.

22:21

Clearance by Danny Graham.

22:20

Chance falls to James Tomkins who heads at goal. Blocked by Ahmed Elmohamady.

22:14

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line.

21:54

James Tomkins gets a header at goal. Blocked by Abdoulaye Faye.

21:50

Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

21:10

Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ravel Morrison.

19:27

Modibo Maiga takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Allan McGregor blocks the ball.

19:11

Clearance by Kevin Nolan.

19:08

Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the right by-line.

18:44

Matthew Jarvis makes a clearance.

18:43

The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior.

18:08

Clearance made by Winston Reid.

18:05

Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross.

17:19

The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.

17:14

Clearance by Ravel Morrison.

17:12

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady.

17:03

Robbie Brady crosses the ball in from the free kick.

16:21

Danny Graham fouled by Joey O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick.

16:12

Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

14:49

Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

14:47

Modibo Maiga delivers the ball.

14:12

Clearance made by Razvan Rat.

13:59

Winston Reid makes a clearance.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Brady - Hull City 1 - 0 West Ham Penalty scored by Robbie Brady. Hull 1-0 West Ham.

10:54

Joey O'Brien challenges Robbie Brady unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

10:43

Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross.

10:09

Clearance by Razvan Rat.

9:31

Sone Aluko restarts play with the free kick.

9:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by James Tomkins.

9:14

Clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

9:12

A cross is delivered by Mohamed Diame.

8:21

Header by Curtis Davies misses left.

8:17

Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.

7:43

Kevin Nolan receives a caution.

7:43 Booking

Booking

7:21

Liam Rosenior fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick.

7:13

Shot comes in from Robbie Brady from the free kick. Blocked by Modibo Maiga.

6:23

James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko.

4:57

Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line.

4:35

Mohamed Diame heads at goal. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.

4:31

Centre by Razvan Rat.

4:24

Clearance made by Jake Livermore.

3:24

Free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.

3:04

Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone.

2:42

Razvan Rat manages to make a clearance.

2:12

Shot by Modibo Maiga. Jake Livermore gets a block in.

2:11

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

2:06

Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

1:42

Robbie Brady challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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