Football

Curbishley: Solano has key role

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7
Nolberto Solano flew in from Chile to send a shiver down Sunderland´s spine as West Ham defeated the Black Cats 3-1 at Upton Park.

His crazy in-off goal, from his first meaningful touch of the ball, was the key moment as the Hammers clinched a much-needed win, but the goal will not even be awarded to to substitute Solano as it was officially recorded as an own goal by Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley, who raised a few eyebrows when he signed Solano on a free transfer from Newcastle last month, said: "The reason I brought him here was just for exactly what he did. He has a great first touch, brings other people into the game and calms us down a bit when we need it."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Sunderland
Football
Premier League
Newcastle United
Nolberto Solano
West Ham United
Craig Gordon

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again