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

area.

The result – only the second home league loss for Stoke this

season – saw West Ham move up to 12th, level on points with Stoke

in 11th.