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26th Dec 2016

West Ham fans call for Darren Randolph award but there’s one major problem

He was near-unbeatable today.

Patrick McCarry

What a turnaround in fortunes for Darren Randolph.

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper began 2016/17 as West Ham’s starter in cup games and in danger of hardly playing any after early elimination from the Europa League.

The Bray native then got his opportunity when Slaven Bilic brought him in at Adrian’s expense. Randolph has not let him down.

The Hammers are comfortably ensconced in mid-table after picking up 10 points in their last four games. The latest of West Ham’s victories came away to Swansea today as they won 4-1 Liberty Stadium.

He was next to impossible to beat today.

Randolph made six saves as he tried his damnedest to preserve his third clean sheet in a row. Three of the stops were world-class. Typically, given his unreal form of late, fans were raving about the 29-year-old’s performance.

This Hammers fan tried to get a Premier League December Player of the Month campaign going

There is only one issue with that campaign – Randolph was in goal on December 3 when West Ham were thrashed 5-1 by Arsenal, and while he was largely blameless that scoreline still sticks out like a sore thumb,

He might not win any personal accolades but Randolph won’t mind – the Hammers are winning and he is their undoubted number one.