West Ham is voted the best away performance
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 21st May 2012
Last week the Blackpool game was confirmed as our best home performance and during the week the poll was run for the best away performance of the 2011/12 season.
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When setting up the poll I always thought it was going to be a choice of three of the twelve games on offer; the two I missed at Hull and West Ham and the 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in January when I thought we played better than in any other game I saw all season.
It proved to be the case with those three games winning almost 77% of the vote between them with the comeback at West Ham, with goals from Chris McCann and Sam Vokes, taking it quite comfortably in the end with 31.8%.
That Middlesbrough performance that saw us dominate the home side in the first half to lead 2-0 with goals from Jay Rodriguez and Kieran Trippier took second place with 23.3% of the vote with the Hull game coming third with a 21.6% share.
My hunch was that the Hull game would win it given the late comeback and where a defeat would have left us in the table that night, but I don't think anyone can question an against the odds win at West Ham coming first. That was probably the most unexpected of last season's ten away wins.