West Ham beats Stoke to move up to 12th
West Ham beat Stoke 1-0 on Saturday to end a run of five
straight Premier League away losses as substitute Jack Collison’s
strike secured the win.
Hammers defender James Collins’ header clipped the bar in the
first half at the Britannia Stadium before Collison scored in
stoppage time to put West Ham ahead at the interval.
Collison finished on the turn after collecting a through ball
from fellow substitute Ricardo Vaz Te. Referee Jonathan Moss
dismissed the hosts’ protests that Guy Demel had handled in the
The result – only the second home league loss for Stoke this
season – saw West Ham move up to 12th, level on points with Stoke