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Sam Allardyce defended his decision to take off Joe Cole during the first-half of the side's 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
The former England international, along with Jack Collison, was substituted on 40 minutes after the second goal went in and stormed off straight to the dressing room.
A stalemate at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon saw nothing separating West Ham and Aston Villa in the 0-0 draw.
It was the fifth time the Hammers had failed to score this season and only four sides have hit the net less. Afterwards Sam Allardyce said the goals will come eventually.
Sam Allardyce said his side still had a lot to learn after a disappointing performance at the weekend.
Mark Hughes's Stoke City inflicted West Ham's first defeat of the season when former England international Jermaine Pennant gave the Potters a 1-0 victory to put them above the east London side in the table.
Joe Cole may have kicked off West Ham's season with a 13th minute goal but it was Stewart Downing's 70th minute arrival that ignited the Iron's opening game.
His presence on the right, replacing Matt Jarvis, gave an extra impetus to a team that was nestling on Cole's early strike.
Sam Allardyce has signed winger Stewart Downing ahead of Saturday's first game of the season against Cardiff at the Boleyn.
But the West Ham manager is likely to want for more bodies in before the transfer deadline as the Hammers look to build on the club's successful return to the Premier League last season.