US Election 2020: Moment BBC projects Biden victory

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Hammers end on a high after Nolan treble

first_imgCaptain Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick as West Ham signed off the Barclays Premier League campaign with an entertaining 4-2 win over relegated Reading at Upton Park. The Irons were in complete control after a mistake from new England call-up Alex McCarthy gifted Nolan the opener on 23 minutes, with Ricardo Vaz Te sweeping home a second following more good work from Andy Carroll, completing the final game of his season-long loan from Liverpool. However, the Royals, who were relegated a couple of weeks ago, responded with two quick goals at the start of the second half through Garath McCleary and substitute Adam Le Fondre. The Irons, though, made sure of a creditable top-10 finish when Nolan netted again and then completed his hat-trick with a header three minutes from time. West Ham created an early opening when a deep cross from Mark Noble floated over to the far post, where Carroll just could not get enough contact to steer the ball past McCarthy. The Royals were not about to roll over and were almost ahead on eight minutes when Pavel Pogrebnyak’s downward header was turned away at full stretch by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Chris Gunter was clear of the West Ham defence on 22 minutes down the right and on into the penalty area, but his angled shot flew into the side netting. It proved a costly miss as West Ham went up the other end and took the lead, with more than a helping hand from the Reading keeper. There seemed little danger as McCarthy went to clear a routine back-pass, but only managed to smack the ball into Carroll. Nolan was on hand to collect, sidestep the embarrassed Royals number 21 and roll the ball into an empty net. McCarthy then showed just what he is capable of when pushing a bullet-header from Nolan up on to the crossbar. But it was 2-0 on 34 minutes. Carroll was again involved, as the England centre-forward pulled down a deep cross from the left and laid it back into the path of Vaz Te, who drove the ball back into the bottom corner. West Ham continued to press ahead of the interval and Vaz Te rattled the woodwork after darting into the right side of the penalty area once again, before Mohamed Diame drilled his 20-yard shot over the crossbar. The visitors had a goal back on 53 minutes as McCleary’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was deflected past the keeper off Noble. Remarkably, Reading were level within 90 seconds. Nick Blackman got away down the left and his ball floated right through the West Ham six-yard box toward the far post, where Le Fondre arrived to smash in the equaliser. West Ham slowly gained some momentum, and restored their lead on 79 minutes after Nolan latched on to a clever chip from Noble to hold off the Reading defence and slot past McCarthy. And the Royals keeper was beaten again three minutes from time when Nolan headed in a cross from Modibo Maiga to complete his hat-trick. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips 2016/17: Top 10 strikers you should consider

first_img 10 6: Christian Benteke (Liverpool/Crystal Palace) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – If Christian Benteke stays at Liverpool, you should not have him in your Fantasy Premier League team. If he moves to Palace, it’d be a gamble, but investing in the big 25-year-old Belgian could pay off. Benteke has shown before at Villa why he can be a worthwhile fantasy signing, so can he rediscover his best form at Palace? 5: Andre Gray (Burnley) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Burnley’s Andre Gray was last year’s Championship top scorer and so looks to be a bargain for his miniscule fee of just £6.5m. At least he will be if he can replicate his Championship form in the top flight, which will be no easy task. 10 10 8: Andy Carroll (West Ham) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Carroll scored twice in West Ham’s final pre-season friendly against Juventus on Sunday, proving he is back firing again ahead of the new campaign. With a similar price tag to that of the newly promoted teams’ strikers, Carroll could be a bargain given the support he has around him in that West Ham team. 4: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £11.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Despite a disappointing Euros, Harry Kane is still last year’s Premier League Golden Boot winner and should not be ruled out of the running to repeat that feat in the new season. Is he worth £11.0m of your budget though? That’s up to you. 10 2: Troy Deeney (Watford) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Watford’s Troy Deeney recorded an impressive goals tally last season, scoring 13 times in his first Premier League campaign. The Hornets’ captain will be looking to improve further this season, but it is worth taking into account Watford’s very difficult early fixtures before you decide to select him. 10 10 10 3: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – £10.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Leicester play Arsenal (H), Liverpool (A) and Man United (A) within their first six fixtures in what will be a make or break period for the new champions. Some think they’ll crumble early on, but, if not, their main man Jamie Vardy will surely prove to be well worth his vastly increased £10.0m fee. 10: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £13.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Sergio Aguero scores goals. It’s really just as simple as that. His price tag is enormous, but you still can’t argue he’s not value for money as the Argentinian has netted 50 TIMES in his last two Premier League seasons combined. 10 7: Alvaro Negredo (Middlesbrough) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Alvaro Negredo has experienced the Premier League before. In fact he won it with Man City in the 2013/14 season, recording nine goals and three assists in the process. A couple of years later, the ‘beast’ is back and, given his proven goalscoring record in England, could be a very wise buy for just £6.5m. 9: Shane Long (Southampton) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Southampton have some convenient early home games against Watford, Sunderland and Swansea within their first six fixtures of the season. 15% of Fantasy Premier League players have spotted this already and selected Shane Long for their teams as a result. Perhaps you should do the same… 10 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £11.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – £11.5m for a player previously unproven in the Premier League is usually absolute extortion! However Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an exception to many rules and, should he adapt to English football as well as he has almost every other league in Europe, he could prove to be well worth his hefty price tag. 10 Selecting the three man strike force for your Fantasy Premier League team is arguably one of the toughest things you will have to do this year.Ensuring you pick some of the best goalscorers in the league up top is vital if you want to have success within your mini leagues and, with bragging rights at stake, you cannot afford to make a wrong move!Luckily for you, this list will help as it includes both the best cheap and the best expensive strikers in the country, ranked by their value for money rating.Check out which strikers you should sign by clicking the right arrow above…last_img read more