FT West Ham United 2 Hull City 1: Evans grabs Tigers consolation

Nick Barmby’s Hull City failed to gatecrash West Ham’s promotion push as the Championship season reached a climax at Upton Park.

Robert Koren (rib) missed out but Tom Cairney (foot) played after shaking off a minor injury.

West Ham, who needed to win and hope Southampton lose at home to Coventry, took the lead on 36 minutes through Carlton Cole.

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But with the Saints winning 2-0, the Hammers are set for the play-offs.

Four minutes after half-time West Ham doubled their advantage and it was the former England striker Cole on target again.

The Tigers pulled a goal back nine minutes from time through Corry Evans, but it was too little, too late.