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Heroic Adrian: “Oh no Eto’o”

AdrianNew West Ham hero, goalkeeper Adrian, has cleared up the controversial Samuel Eto’o goal that never was against the Hammers last night.

And during a game  when he rose to heroic status as well as being clear Man of the Match he declared: “It was really pleasing to keep the clean sheet and gain an important point at Chelsea,” he beamed.

“All match we defended well and restricted their chances to shots from outside the box.”

Speaking to the official site he declared: “We were strong in making blocks and cutting out the space and that was a big part of the clean sheet.”

Eto’o had the ball in the net for Chelsea in stoppage time when, not realising that referee Neil Swarbrick had awarded the Hammers a free-kick for a foul on Adrian, knocking the ball in as our stopper prepared to take the kick

And the Spaniard said:  “The referee blew the whistle for a free-kick, so I don’t know what happened [with Eto’o].

“There was a bit of confusion, but the most important thing is that it wasn’t a goal and we’ve got another point.”

Later he saved again from Frank Lampard and now wants to build on the brilliant draw against Swansea City on Saturday.

He said: “The save at the end was just me doing my job.I’ve worked hard with Marge [Martyn Margetson, goalkeeping coach] and Jussi on the training ground for moments like that.

“So we’ve gone through the game without conceding a goal, which is great, and we’ll look to build on that against Swansea now.

“It is an important game, because we are playing at home and we need three points more to get us away from the bottom of the table.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon