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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.

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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.

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West Ham have completed the free transfer of Joe Cole from Liverpool - in time for the midfielder to face Manchester Utd in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The 31-year-old rejoins the club that gave him a start in 1999 - and may be a replacement for Mohamed Diame who is attracting interest from QPR.

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Joe Cole could finally see the end of some traumatic wilderness years back with the club where he started.

Cole, currently with Liverpool, is expected to complete a move back to West Hame in time for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground. He must be registered by midday on Friday to be eligible to play.

ff-jun23-mitchellWEBBLY.jpgKevin Mitchell makes his long awaited return to the ring next week and he's raring to go.

The Dagenham-based lightweight takes on John Murray at Excel for the vacant WBO inter-continental title on July 9. It's his first bout since losing to Michael Katsidis in a world title fight at Upton Park last May, and for Mitchell, 26, it's been a long and painful wait.