Monday, November 06, 2006

West Ham beat Arsenal

A Marlon Harewood goal in the final minute of Sunday's game gave West Ham a 1-0 victory and left Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fuming. Wenger had good reason to be annoyed when referee Rob Styles didn't give his team a penalty after Hammers right-back Jonathan Spector brought down Alexander Hleb in the 68th minute. The French manager also refused to shake hands with West Ham counterpart Alan Pardew at the end of the game after being involved in a pushing match with him following the goal. Wenger didn't attend a press conference after the match, while Pardew tried to put the incident in the past. "It's a pity if this overshadows the game,'' Pardew said. "I was celebrating the goal, that's all I was doing. I will apologise if I offended him.'' And what a goal it was in the 89th minute.

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