Reserves Defeated

Brent Rahim gave an impressive goalscoring performance for West Ham reserves on Tuesday evening - but couldn't prevent a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

Says coach Roger Cross: "Brent scored a great goal from 30 yards and also hit the crossbar - and Laurent Courtois hit the post.

"We had plenty of chances and I felt we were in control - we had a lot of the ball.

"Their equaliser, which came in injury time at the end of the first half, was disappointing, but we played well.

"The performance was encourging - we had a lot of of chances but didn't get the breaks.

Team: Forde, Johnson, Labant, Rahim, Iriekpen, Ward, Byrne, McCann, Defoe, Garcia, Courtois.