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Scott Parker focus - West Ham 2 Tottenham 3

08:00 26 February 2013

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Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker (left) and West Ham United's Gary O'Neil battle for the ball. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS

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England midfielder Scott Parker made his first return to Upton Park since leaving West Ham to join London rivals Tottenham in the summer of 2011. Here London24 Sport focuses on the 32-year-old’s performance in the Premier League clash that finished 3-2 to the visitors.

CROWD REACTION

There were audible jeers from the home fans in the early stages of the game but they subsided as the game progressed.

A mixture of applause and booing welcomed his late substitution with the game finely poised.

INFLUENCE

Parker’s first contribution, in front of the watching England manager Roy Hodgson, was to concede a 25th-minute penalty when he was adjudged to have fouled Andy Carroll inside the area.

A combative run early in the second half set up a chance for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who brought a smart save from Jussi Jaaskelainen.

WORK RATE

The usual battling midfield display from Parker without ever standing out, although a rare foray into the West Ham box almost created a third for his side as his shot was helped on by Sigurdsson, forcing another stop out of Jaaskelainen.

With fitness still an issue it proved to be Parker’s last involvement as he was replaced by Jake Livermore with three minutes remaining.

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