ZAVONHINESrosefromthesubstitutes bench to put a smile on the faces of Ham- mers fans at last. His last-gasp winner left manager Gianfranco Zola purring: This could be the turning point for us. Ironically,EnglandcoachFabioCapello hadgonetoUptonParktocompareWorld Cup possibles Carlton Cole and Emile Heskey. But with both strikers off the pitch injured, it was the 20-year-old Jamaican- born Hines who caught the eye. It was his first goal inthePremierLeague and gave the Hamers their first win since the opening day of the season. Hines looks cer- tain to replace Cole who limped off with a hamstring injury against Everton on Sunday and thefollowingweekendhecouldfigure in Englands Under-21 European qualifier against Portugal at Wembley. Im a very different player to Carlton, whos been tremen- dous for us so far, but Im ready to do my level best, he said. Its all about takingyourchancewhen you get it. I had been plugging away in the reserves but Ive got my opportunity this season and Ive tried to take it. Zola said: Zavon was in the middle of three defenders when he scored but he kept his composure. He deserves to be in the spotlight. Hines also played a part in West Hams first goal, scored by Mark Noble from the penalty spot just before half-time after referee Steve Bennett, who made a series of erratic decisions, judged that the West Ham striker had been brought down by Habib Beye, who was booked. If some thought the first penalty was harsh, the second, just after the break, was positively mystifying. West Hams Portuguese defender Manuel Da Costa rose majestically to headclearaVillacorner,onlyforBennett to blow for a foul on James Collins. As it was, West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green dived to save Ashley Youngs spotkick but the Villa star soon made up for his miss when, four minutes later, he beat Green with a cross-cum-shot. The win lifts West Ham to 16th in the table and leaves Villa in seventh. 44 Thursday, 5 November 2009 London Lite LITESPORT CHARLTON P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 DAVID MOONEY is hoping for a run out in Charltons FA Cup match with Northwich Victoria this weekend. NEXT GAME: Sun Northwich (FAC R1, a) GILLINGHAM P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 MARK STIMSON continues his hunt for an on-loan striker to partner top scorer Simeon Jackson. NEXT GAME: Sat Southend (FAC R1, h) LEYTON ORIENT P15 W4 D4 L7 Pts15 GERAINT WILLIAMS could be without Tamika Mkandawire for Saturdays FA Cup clash with Tranmere. The star was injured after putting The Os ahead in the 2-2 draw against Southampton last weekend. NEXT GAME: Sat Tranmere (FAC R1, a) MILLWALL P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 JACK SMITH has penned a two-year deal after impressing since his arrival at The Den in the summer. The former Watford right-back has been ever-present in The Lions back four NEXT GAME:MonAFCWimb(FACR1,a) ARSENAL P10 W7 D1 L2 Pts22 ARMAND TRAORE will return to training today after a spell on the sidelines through injury to supply cover for the left-back position. NEXT GAME: Sat Wolves (h) CHELSEA P11 W9 D0 L2 Pts27 MICHAEL BALLACK reckons Didier Drogba is the most in- form striker in Europe right now. He said: He is world class. NEXT GAME: Sun Man Utd (h) FULHAM P10 W4 D2 L4 Pts14 DAMIEN DUFF is ruled out for the clash with Roma so Bjorn Helge Riise prepares for another start against his brother John Arne in the Europa League. NEXT GAME: Ton Roma (a) TOTTENHAM P11 W6 D1 L4 Pts19 TOTTENHAMs Carling Cup clash with Manchester United is on Tuesday, 1 December and will be the live Sky game. NEXT GAME: Sat Sunderland (h) WEST HAM P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 GUILLERMO FRANCO is beginning to form a lethal understanding with strike partner Carlton Cole, according to assistant Hammers boss Steve Clarke. NEXT GAME: Sun Everton (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P15 W4 D7 L4 Pts19 NEIL WARNOCK is demanding more goals from his defenders to relieve pressure on leading scorer Darren Ambrose. He said: I dont think a centre-half has scored this year. NEXT GAME: Sat Middlesbrough (h) QPR P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 QPR starlet Raheem Sterling has been named in Englands Under-16 squad for this weeks international fixture with Northern Ireland. NEXT GAME: Sat Sheff Wed (a) READING P15 W3 D4 L8 Pts13 JAY TABB wants Reading to build on their win over Coventry to push up the league table. He said: Its really important that we go on a six, seven or even eight game unbeaten run now. NEXT GAME: Sat Ipswich (h) WATFORD P15 W5 D6 L4 Pts21 PIERA MINGOIA scored twice as The U18s beat Birminghams youngsters in a convincing 3-2 win. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P15 W4 D5 L6 Pts17 BEN STREVENS aims for a place in the side against Gateshead this weekend after returning from injury and said: I want to prove I can play at this level. Im not 100 per cent match fit, and am trying to get involved as soon as I can. NEXT GAME: Sat Gateshead (FAC R1, a) LONDON CALLING SOUTHEND P15 W5 D5 L5 Pts20 THE clubs youngsters crashed out of the FA Youth Cup 3-1 at the hands of Millwall -- and at board level Southend have been told they have until Friday to pay off outstanding debts or face administration. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (FAC R1, a) WYCOMBE P15 W1 D5 L9 Pts8 GARY WADDOCK is hopeful that the disruption at Brighton will give his players the edge in Saturdays FA Cup First Round. The south-coast side sacked Russell Slade last week, leaving director of football Martin Hinshelwood in charge. NEXT GAME: Sat Brighton (FAC R1, a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P15 W7 D3 L5 Pts24 JOE DEVERA will continue at right-back in Saturdays clash with Darlington if Ryan ONeill (ankle) fails to recover in time. NEXT GAME: Sat Darlington (FAC R1, h) DAG & RED P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 BILLY BINGHAM has signed a new Daggers deal to keep the midfielder at the club until 2012. NEXT GAME:TomHuddersfield (FAC R1,a) Fixtures are subject to change PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 11 9 0 2 28 8 27 MANUTD 11 8 1 2 23 11 25 ARSENAL 10 7 1 2 32 13 22 MANCITY 10 5 4 1 18 11 19 TOTTENHAM 11 6 1 4 21 17 19 LIVERPOOL 11 6 0 5 25 16 18 ASTONVILLA 11 5 3 3 15 11 18 SUNDERLAND 11 5 2 4 20 17 17 STOKE 11 4 4 3 11 13 16 BURNLEY 11 5 0 6 12 22 15 FULHAM 10 4 2 4 13 13 14 WIGAN 11 4 1 6 12 21 13 EVERTON 10 3 3 4 13 16 12 BIRMINGHAM 11 3 2 6 8 12 11 BOLTON 10 3 2 5 14 19 11 WESTHAM 11 2 4 5 15 18 10 WOLVES 11 2 4 5 11 18 10 BLACKBURN 10 3 1 6 11 24 10 HULL 11 2 2 7 8 24 8 PORTSMOUTH 11 2 1 8 9 15 7 MANCHESTER UNITEDS Patrice Evra goes into Sundays showdown at Stamford Bridge admitting: Something always happens when I play Chelsea. It was Evra who was fined 15,000 and banned for four games after a brawl involving Chelsea groundstaff in 2008. And it was Evra who reacted furiously when he was knocked over by Michael Ballack at the Community Shield in August. With United just two points behind the Blues at the top of the Premier, Evra said: I dont think I have lost against Chelsea, except in the Community Shield on penalties. And I want to make sure that continues. But when I play against Chelsea every time something happens. But I have to make sure this time it doesnt. When people ask me which game I want to win the most its Chelsea at Stamford Bridge because they are our most dangerous rival for the title. Drogba and Anelka are good friends of mind but they are two big strikers and they are quick. We msut be intelligent. 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