Pearce breaks leg and Hammer hearts
West Ham rose five places in the Premiership table last night and the prospect of European football will add extra interest to the remaining weeks of their season. However, Stuart Pearce will play Biggest Prada Outlet In Italy no further part after he was carried off having suffered another broken leg.
It was the same left leg that Pearce cracked in September and which had permitted his return to the side only 10 days ago. He appeared to suffer the injury while trying to stop Hassan Kachloul shooting for goal in the fifth minute.
Nevertheless, West Ham put aside that early blow to record a convincing victory over Glenn Hoddle’s Saints through goals from Paulo Wanchope and Trevor Black Prada Bag Mission Impossible Sinclair.
It was Pearce who had administered a heavy challenge on Marian Pahars in the first minute, an introduction that clearly stated that if the little Latvian was to impress for Southampton as he had done against Middlesbrough at the Authentic Prada Bags For Sale Philippines weekend he would first have to pass a physical examination. Pearce then had the audacity to forcibly lift Pahars to his feet, suggesting the forward had made too much of the tackle.
Yet it was the former England stalwart, six weeks away from his 38th birthday, who was hobbling in obvious distress moments later.
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Southampton replica prada boston bags, defeated only once under Hoddle, had decided that attack was the best form of defence and both Kachloul and Jo Tessem were quick to get up in support of Kevin Davies.
But it was West Ham who secured the lead in the 18th minute thanks to some clever work down the right from Sinclair, who cut the ball back low for Wanchope to ram home.
Scott Minto took over from Pearce but the left side of the defence was a worry for the home team and Southampton began to exploit some space.
Kevin Davies broke away on the half hour and despatched a powerful drive against the crossbar, and a short time later Pahars Authentic Prada Outlet Online Uk beat Minto only to find Craig Forrest equal to the shot.
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