Date: 11th May 2018 at 4:23pm
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Did those who didn’t turn up leaving numerous empty seats at the London Stadium, last night, know something I didn’t?

Ahead of what should have been an enticing Premier League fixture, against Manchester United, I was desperate for the Hammers to shake off the shackles associated with the fear of relegation and provide a rip-roaring performance, something akin to the passion-filled displays we used to witness, on a regular basis, at the Boleyn Ground.

After all, our Premier League status had been assured in our previous game hadn’t it?

But it didn’t happen did it!

Instead, we were treated, if that’s the right word, to a dreary 0-0 draw that saw Manchester United get the point they needed to secure second-place in the table behind the runaway Premier League champions, Manchester City.

At times I wondered whether it would have been better to stay at home and cut the lawn, or even finish the decorating I started several months ago, the action was that inspiring.

For much of the ninety minutes, we had to be content with a midfield battle with the rare chances that were created, by Manchester United, finding Adrian in the kind of form that makes you think he really should be our unrivalled number one.

In fact, the nearest we came to some get off your seat excitement came late on when our captain, Mark Noble, objected to a tackle from Paul Pogba and decided the best course of action would be to launch an assault on the Frenchman.

Thankfully, the referee didn’t think the conflict was worth anything more than a yellow card and the warring duo even kissed and made up at the sound of the final whistle.

So, in all honesty, it was a disappointing night, perhaps we can hope that the final game of the season, on Sunday, against Everton is a far more attractive affair, we can but hope.