401 Days…

… after their last away victory West Ham has won again away from home!
Full Time: Sunderland 1 WestHam 2
Gyan; Piquionne, Obinna

Victor Obinna scored for West Ham
< Obinna scored his first goal for West Ham

West Ham secured their first away victory since 15 August 2009 as they beat Sunderland to seal a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup (BBC).

The victory was nothing less than the visitors deserved for a calm and controlled display that belied their current position propping up the rest of the Premier League.”

Listened to the game on BBC London. Great evening!


  1. Sam H said...

    COYI!!! Delighted with the result and performance

    Posted September 22, 2010 at 12:21 PM | Permalink
  2. rapidhammer said...


    “Last night against Sunderland, we saw the football that I believe in and that I know the players believe in as well. We passed the ball, showed good movement and we were organised in difficult situations. It was great to see.

    We deserved this win. It has been there for a few weeks. We have been making progress. We went to Sunderland without a few players who couldn’t play, but we played well against a strong team and we deserved to win by a wider margin than 2–1.

    I’m very delighted with the goals and the way Victor Obinna and Frederic Piquionne played. They were excellent goals and the combinations for both the first and the second were brilliant. We had few opportunities to add to them, but they didn’t create anything and their goal came from a set–piece.

    The two strikers worked very hard and I am pleased they scored the goals. We have to also remember the effort of the players behind them, they passed the ball so well.The most important thing is the team continue progressing. The players showed a lot of character, they wanted to win.

    Every player had a very good game against Bolton but we didn’t win. Against Chelsea, this was the game where they didn’t create many chances and we created more than them, but we still didn’t win. After these two games, we turned the corner with the game against Stoke and now we have won at Sunderland.

    I believe that we’re progressing very well and we need to continue with this.

    We hated it when we had zero points, but this belongs to the past. Now, we want to continue and I don’t care who we draw in the next round of the Carling Cup.

    Of course we can say we can go and win this competition. I know we are only three rounds from Wembley and people will start to dream but it is no good talking. We need to show it on the pitch. We did this against Sunderland and I am confident we can keep on improving.

    Whatever we achieve will owe a lot to you – our fans. You were unbelievable again. I heard those of you who travelled to Sunderland singing more than all their supporters. It is good for us that you respect what we have done with all the difficulties this club has overcome.

    I feel you behind us every day. We are determined to do everything we can to make you happy. This will be especially the case on Saturday, with Tottenham Hotspur up next.

    We have more confidence for this match. The players can see now that can get results if they do the right things. We can win any game and beat any team.

    Tottenham are a very good side in my opinion and up there with the best when they play well. We will be up for the fight and working hard to repeat our brilliant performance against Sunderland. If we do, we will have every chance of success. Thanks again for your amazing support!

    Come on you Irons!”

    Posted September 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM | Permalink

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