Sunday, November 06, 2005

West Ham United

West Ham United 1, West Brom 0



It is rare that a promoted team finds themselves in a game they are expected to win, but that was the situation at Upton Park Saturday morning. After a surprisingly strong start, West Ham, picked last in the league by many, needed a home win against lowly West Brom to keep the momentum going. With their top two goalkeepers injured and a knack for missing out on opportunities close to goal, the 1-0 result was a welcome relief for the home fans. 39-year old Teddy Sheringham scored the winner, and the defense rallied to hold on and move West Ham up to ninth position in the table, just two places off a champions league spot. It has been an amazing start for a squad picked by almost everyone to be relegated and by many to finish dead last.



The game was delayed in the US, and the first half was never shown, so I was only able to witness the second-half. Tomorrow is Manchester United vs. Chelsea, which will likely be shown live in its entirety. As for West Ham, I'll have to wait until after the international break for their next game in late November.

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