x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Cole repays forgiving Zola

West Ham continue their winning ways under new manager Gianfranco Zola with victory over 10-man Fulham.

LONDON // West Ham continued their winning ways under new manager Gianfranco Zola with victory over 10-man Fulham. Two goals in the final three minutes of the first half turned out to be decisive, with Carlton Cole and then Matthew Etherington finding the net. There was still time for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson to be sent off before the half-time whistle was blown and although the home side got back in the game on the hour mark thanks to Danny Murphy's penalty, there was to be no further scoring.

Zola, who had earlier in the week fined Cole for a breach of club discipline after he was stopped by police while driving through London at 4.30am, was able to enjoy his second victory in the league since succeeding Alan Curbishley. * PA Sport