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Cole makes champagne gesture to old boss

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Joe Cole attempted to soften the blow of his equalising goal and move to West Ham by handing QPR manager Harry Redknapp a bottle of champagne following the sides' 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Upton Park.

Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a deserved point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR, who were cast four points adrift at the foot of the standings.

Cole was tracked by Redknapp - who signed him for West Ham as a schoolboy - but he opted for a second spell at the Hammers, and said: "It was difficult to turn Harry down - he's a top man and a great manager. I had another one (bottle) as well but I sent it to Harry for on the coach."

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