Filed: Saturday, 24th August 2002
By: Graeme Howlett
Glenn Roeder's Hammers threw away the chance to send Premiership Champions Arsenal spinning to their first league defeat since December 2001 after surrendering a two goal lead at the Boleyn this afternoon.
Strikes from Joe Cole and Freddie Kanoute had put the Hammers two goals to the good in an exhilarating London derby, before Thierry Henry smashed a belter beyond David James to reduce the deficit to one.
Freddie Kanoute then spurned a golden opportunity to seal the victory when he missed a penalty - a mistake which cost the home side dear when Sylvian Wiltord snatched a point for the visitors with just two minutes remaining on the clock.
As it was Arsenal failed to win their first Premiership outing since February - thereby missing the chance to extend their winning run to a record 15 consecutive games - but Roeder's men will be bitterly disappointed at throwing away two points in a game they seemed destined to win.
A full match report will follow soon ...
West Ham United: James, Winterburn (Breen 68), Schemmel, Repka, Dailly, Sinclair, Cole J (Moncur 84), Cisse, Carrick, Defoe Kanoute.
Subs not used: van der Gouw, Labant, Camara.
Arsenal: Seaman, Cole A, Lauren (Toure 84), Campbell, Keown, Parlour (Pennant 61), Edu, Vieira, Wiltord, Bergkamp (Kanu 45), Henry.
Subs not used: Taylor, Luzhny.
Goals: Cole (43), Kanoute (53), Henry (64), Wiltord (88)
Booked: Bergkamp (17, foul), Edu (41, foul), Cole A (51, foul), Repka (61, foul), Keown (67, foul), Vieira (74, dissent), Moncur (87, cynical foul).
Referee: Neale Barry (6)
KUMB Man of the Match: Michael Carrick (8)
City launch Oxford bid [19th Jul 2016]
Young Hammers reach Euro semis [18th Jul 2016]
Fletcher, Bilic, Reid & Hurst: Thursday's news [14th Jul 2016]
The lion awakes? [12th Jul 2016]
Besiktas star walks out, Hammers alerted [10th Jul 2016]
Bacca, Valencia, Lanzini & Tore: Saturday's news [9th Jul 2016]
Hammers comment on Arsenal 'ban' stance [8th Jul 2016]
Payet, Antonio, Noble & Bilic: Tuesday's news [5th Jul 2016]
Hammers reject former Arsenal duo [4th Jul 2016]
Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.
Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.