The impact of West Ham United's Englishmen was so great last season that if goals only scored by home-nation players counted throughout the Barclays Premier League, Sam Allardyce's men would have come out on top.

That is according to a study by the Daily Mail, who have examined which clubs made the most use of English talent in 2012/13.

It shows that Allardyce's faith in his English players paid dividends, as they secured a tenth place finish in their first campaign back in the top division - and that would have been even higher if the contribution of non-English players in the Premier League was discounted.

32 of the Hammers' 45 league goals was scored by an English player - with Kevin Nolan leading the way on ten, followed closely by Andy Carroll on seven, then Mark Noble on four. Joe Cole, Carlton Cole, Matt Jarvis, James Tomkins, Matt Taylor and Gary O'Neil also weighed in with goals over the campaign.

In fact, 12 of the 26 players used by the Hammers in the Barclays Premier League last season are qualified to play for England, demonstrating that the east Londoners are giving home-based players a chance to shine.

Only Liverpool and Southampton scored more goals by Englishmen last season, but the goals they also conceded to home players meant the Hammers would have emerged on top.

Four of the Hammers' 12 English players who featured last season have been capped by the Three Lions at senior level, with the other eight all receiving international recognition at age-group level.