Nottt Forest 1 West Ham 4
Parker was left out of the squad, so presumably he will be moving on this week. Faubert came in on the right wing and Collison moved into the middle. McCartney got the nod at left back ahead of Ilunga.
An open first half saw both sides create a number of goal scoring chances. A combination of poor finishing from Forest and some good goalkeeping from Green kept Forest at bay, whilst at the other end West Ham converted the majority of their chances.
In the 21st minute a low cross from Nolan from the left of the penalty box into the 6 yard box was sliced into his own goal by Chambers. Three minutes later it was 2-0 to West Ham after a deep corner was headed back into the six yard box by Tomkins and Nolan headed home from 5 yards.
West Ham's third came from an O'Brien deep cross which was headed back across goal by Reid and Cole headed in from 4 yards. West Ham could have had an even larger lead except from some poor finishing from Faubert and Nolan. In the 4th minute Cole back-footed the ball from the byline to Faubert who shot wide from 8 yards. In the 42nd minute Nolan had an even clearer chance from 8 yards but shot just right of the goal.
For the first 20 minutes of the second half West Ham did really well to control the game, retaining possession of the ball for long periods and restricting Forest to hardly any sightings on goal. However in the 70th minute some good work down the right led to a Lynch low cross which Findley converted from 7 yards.
What could have been a slightly nervy end to the game for West Ham was calmed 7 minutes later when West Ham again scored from a corner. Taylor's corner came back to him and he crossed to the far post where Reid scored from close range.
Another great away performance from West Ham. That's two away games in a row where West Ham have scored four goals. If we can just sort out our home form we could win this league.