West Ham 1-1 QPR

West Ham 1-1 QPR

The visitors took the lead in the first half after a fantastic piece of finishing from debutant Loic Remy, collecting Adel Taarabt’s brilliant pass before firing home, before Joe Cole equalised with a simple tap-in for his first West Ham goal in a decade to level the game.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce made seven changes to the side that lost 1-0 away at Old Trafford to Manchester United in their FA Cup third round replay in midweek, with on-loan Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh handed his first start for the club, and James Collins missing out with a calf injury. (more…)

Allardyce: West Ham need defenders

Allardyce: West Ham need defenders

The manager refuted suggestions that Newcastle could sign James Tomkins, and explained the club are looking for the defensive reinforcements needed amid a poor run of results.

The east London club were left short in defence after centre-back James Collins picked up a calf injury in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Sunderland, while they were forced to field inexperienced Daniel Potts at left-back due to injuries to both George McCartney and Joey O’Brien.

Blackburn left-back Martin Olsson has been linked with a move to the club, and Allardyce went on to outline the club’s plans for the transfer window. (more…)

Adam Johnson: West Ham win our best

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson believes Sunderland’s 3-0 home win over West Ham was his side’s best performance of the season.

Sebastian Larsson opened the scoring with a long-range effort before two quick breaks on the counterattack led to the second and third goals from Johnson himself and James McClean respectively.

“I think that was the best we’ve played this season.” the winger told the Daily Mirror. “We looked threatening and cut them open so many times – everything clicked for us. (more…)

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