THE NOTEBOOK: Bookmakers suspend bets on Lucas Paqueta booking against Luton, James Corden is spotted at Kenilworth Road while Jarrod Bowen continues his fine start to the season
THE NOTEBOOK: Bookmakers suspend bets on Lucas Paqueta booking against Luton, James Corden spotted at Kenilworth Road as Jarrod Bowen continues his strong start to the season
- Luton Town fans were vocal as they attacked West Ham players with chants
- At least six bookmakers have withdrawn Paqueta’s yellow card on legal advice
- Mail Sport understand West Ham have signed at least one deadline day
West Ham took the lead in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over new signings Luton at Kenilworth Road.
The Hammers took the lead in the 37th minute when Lucas Paqueta delivered a superb cross into the back post to allow Jarrod Bowen to head home.
Zouma doubled West Ham’s lead with a powerful header from a James Ward-Prowse corner.
Luton came within reach when Mads Andersen scored with a close range header, which proved to be only consolation.
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West Ham became leaders in the Premier League on Friday evening after beating new signing Luton
Jarrod Bowen (left) and Kurt Zouma (right) were the goalscorers for the Hammers
LUTON’S Amusing SINGING
West Ham and their bubbles. Jarrod Bowen and his girlfriend. Kurt Zouma and his cat. Luton’s fans aimed for everything they could during their chants.
Frankly, there were a few comedians in the crowd on Kenilworth Road.
Oh, and West Ham fan James Corden was there too. Bowen had the last laugh and scored the opener off a Lucas Paqueta cross. Then Zouma started giggling too, as he headed for their second.
Luton fans took aim at all they could with their chants as they took aim at West Ham players
West Ham fan James Corden (pictured) was at Kenilworth Road to watch his side win
DEADLINE DAY DRAWINGS FOR WEST HAM
Have no fear, West Ham fans, as Mail Sport understands that your club has signed at least one deadline. Although it has not been announced, it is believed that you have brought in Andy Irving from SK Austria Klagenfurt.
The Scottish midfielder, 23, is on loan directly to the Austrian side. The details were refined last night as sources said this is the start of a partnership between the two clubs, with Klagenfurt acting as a ‘feeder club’.
Another transfer we can reveal is that former West Ham midfielder Mark Robson has been promoted from Under 23 manager to first-team assistant coach. Wolves wanted Robson to join them, but West Ham stepped in to ensure the 54-year-old stayed at Upton Park native.
Andy Irving (R) comes over from SK Austria Klagenfurt to West Ham and is loaned out again
MOYES’S ANGER BEFORE THE MATCH
David Moyes’ pre-Luton presser’s best statement was his anger at West Ham playing on deadline day.
However, Mail Sport has been informed that Sky Sports have taken the decision to ignore these comments as they were responsible for this Premier League match which took place on the night the window closed. That’s despite their own reporter Moyes popping the question.
West Ham boss David Moyes was annoyed that his side had to play on transfer deadline day
MEETING WITH LOW PROPERTY
Luton and West Ham had the lowest possession average in the Premier League this season. In the battle of ‘the ball is a hot potato’ it was the visitors who held onto it more.
BOOKMAKERS SUSPEND PAQUETA BETTING
Mail Sport can reveal Britain’s biggest bookmakers have suspended betting on Lucas Paqueta’s booking.
Mail Sport has been told that at least six major retailers – including West Hams shirt sponsor Betway – have withdrawn Paqueta’s yellow card market on legal advice.
The sudden move has been described by industry sources as a short-term measure to protect bookmakers following the Mail Sport revelation that the Football Association is investigating suspicious gambling activity surrounding bookings received by Paqueta, leading to the failure of an £85 million transfer to Manchester City. this summer.
At least six bookmakers have withdrawn Lucas Paqueta’s yellow card market on legal advice
BOWEN IS ON FIRE!
3 – Jarrod Bowen is the first West Ham player to score in each of the top three’s first three away games since Vic Watson in 1930. Strange that Gareth Southgate excluded him from his last England squad.
JOHNSON LOOKS FROM THE STAND
Ben Johnson was not named in West Ham’s squad last night due to links with other clubs, including Southampton. But the 23-year-old fullback was spotted on Kenilworth Road looking at his phone as time ticked towards the 11pm deadline.