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Tottenham 1 West Ham United 0


Filed: Wednesday, 29th October 2003
By: Graeme Howlett


West Ham went out of the Carling Cup against Premiership Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight thanks to an extra time winner from Hammers fan and former youth product Bobby Zamora.

Neither side managed to break the deadlock in a tightly fought 90 minutes of normal time, in which the Hammers had their chances to secure a famous win - none more so than when Richard Garcia let the ball drift past him when virtually free on goal in the final minute.

But former Hammers youth player Zamora - whom Spurs signed from Brighton in the summer, and was only playing due to an injury to another former Hammer, Freddie Kanoute - scored the only goal of the game in the first minute of extra-time after a mistake from substitute Anton Ferdinand.

At the end of the day West Ham - who more than matched their Premiership opponents on the night - will feel disappointed to have come away empty handed. But for a fifth successive game in succession they were unable to convert some well worked chances in front of goal to come away with a win.

In truth the odds were heavily stacked against West Ham from the start, due to the number of first team players unavailable for tonight's match. So much so than Alan Pardew's defence consisted of captain Christian Dailly and THREE loanees - Robbie Stockdale, Matthew Kilgallon and Wayne Quinn.

On top of long term injuries Rufus Brevett and Steve Lomas the Hammers were without Tomas Repka (suspended), Ian Pearce (injured), Hayden Mullins (cup-tied) and David Connolly (injured).

But despite the perceived gulf in quality between the two sides the threadbare Hammers XI matched their supposed superiors in all areas - and, despite crashing out of the competition, can rightly feel proud of their efforts tonight.

We'll have a full in-depth match report for you soon ...

West Ham United: James, Stockdale, Quinn, Dailly, Kilgallon, Etherington, Lee, Carrick, Horlock, Hutchison, Defoe

Substitutes: Ferdinand (Stockdale 22), Garcia (Lee 68), Mellor (Horlock 105)

Subs not used: Bywater, Sofiane

Booked: Etherington (90)

Tottenham: Keller, Konchesky, Gardner, Carr, King, Ziege, Dalmat, Doherty, Ricketts, Zamora, Keane

Substitutes: Mabizela (Dalmat 58), Blondel (Ziege 61), Postiga (Ricketss 77)

Subs not used: Burch, Bunjevcevic

Goals: Zamora (91)

Attendance: tbc

Referee: Graham Barber

KUMB Man of the Match: Don Hutchison

* Tottenham will play Manchester City at White Hart Lane in the next round of the Carling Cup, tonight's draw revealed.





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