Tevez Strop Spoils West Ham Party

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Just when Alan Pardew and West Ham supporters thought that things were finally going to calm down and get better, up pops a moody Argentinian to ruin the party.

A lovely non-dodgy takeover was followed by a much-needed 1-0 win over Sheffield United today, including a solid display by Carlos Tevez who was eventually substituted for Teddy Sheringham in the second half with just under half an hour to go to a rousing bit of applause for his perfomance. Rather than offering up a warm hug or leaping high-five for his manager, Tevez went straight down the tunnel, got his stuff, and buggered off from Upton Park in a strop.

The lads at kumb.com seem equally upset that Pardew subbed Tevez – as he was putting in the kind of performance that we’ve all been waiting for since Tevezcherano arrived in the Premiership – as they are with the Argie himself for such unprofessional behaviour. Although it’s hardly the first time he’s acted like less than a model pro in his short career.

Supposedly Pardew explained the change as needing more height in the side to defend set pieces with a one goal lead, but it’s quite a reminder that it may be a while yet before normal service is resumed at West Ham even if everyone kisses and makes up come Monday.

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