Monday 19 February 2018

Cesar frustrates dejected Hammers


Matt McGeehan

Sam Allardyce admitted his West Ham side were left frustrated by their 1-1 draw with bottom of the table QPR.

Joe Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR.

Remy, an £8m record signing from Marseille, scored after 14 minutes and the Hammers found Julio Cesar in inspired form before Joe Cole tapped in after 68 minutes when the 'keeper could only parry Carlton Cole's header.

"We're looking very dejected, almost like we've lost in the dressing-room, because we knew that performance should've got three points," Allardyce said. "I said to the lads, 'look, carry on like that and you'll win more games than you'll draw'."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hopes to combine Remy with Bobby Zamora, who could return from injury next week.

"It was good to see him score in his first game," Redknapp said. "I thought at that stage of the game he and (Adel) Taarabt were going to do a bit of damage today."

The hosts might have had a penalty in the first half when Marouane Chamakh, who had two headers saved by Cesar, was wrestled to the ground by Clint Hill and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

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