What the papers say: West Ham off to a flyer, Charlton get a point and Millwall stumble again
The weekend's football saw a mixed bag of results for our London teams.
While West Ham had a comfortable victory over Cardiff, Charlton came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Barnsley and Millwall lost 1-0 at home to Huddersfield.
Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan got the goals for West Ham as they swept newly promoted Cardiff aside at the Boleyn.
It was an easy win for the Hammers against opposition yet to find their feet. The Telegraph points out Cardiff failed to have a "meaningful shot" in a match in which the Hammers were deserved winners.
In Sam Allardyce's post-match press conference, the Telegraph heard the West Ham boss has set his side a target of 50 points.
"That's four more than last year, which would be brilliant for us," he said.
"But when the window is shut I'll calculate how much teams have spent and how much we've spent, and that will give me another indication as to what we may be able to achieve."
Defender James Collins told the Mirror West Ham have got "an absolute bargain" in winger Stewart Downing.
The signing from Liverpool impressed after he came on as a substitute with 20 minutes left.
"He's got loads of England caps so we've got a great signing there," said Collins. "I think we have got an absolute bargain. A couple of years ago at Villa he was tearing defences to pieces."
The Express said Charlton snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat at Barnsley, when second-half goals from Jordan Cousins and Simon Church gave the Addicks their first point of the season.
Afterwards, a delighted Church - who signed for Charlton after being released by Reading - told the Daily Star he was relieved to join Charlton.
"For the past two or three years at Reading I wasn't happy," he said. "I wasn't being treated the way I thought I should have been and now this is a fresh start for me."
Millwall's defeat at home to Huddersfield was described by Daily Mail as a continuation of Steve Lomas' "torrid start".
Pointless after three games, the Millwall boss is beginning to feel the heat.
However, Lomas was defended by loan signing Shaun Derry, who told the Daily Star: "I see what Steve is trying to do and would love to be part of it for the long term. He is a good manager."
And Lomas told the Express there were signs for optimism. "I thought that's the best we've played this season. To concede another sloppy goal from the set play is bitterly disappointing."