Ton-up Green

Robert Green has told the West Ham United matchday programme he is determined to mark his 100th consecutive Barclays Premier League start with a win against Everton on Sunday.

England's No1 was at his best in number 99, saving an Ashley Young penalty and producing a world-class save to deny Stiliyan Petrov in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Having shown the watching Fabio Capello exactly why he is the Italian's first-choice goalkeeper, Green revealed he wants to seal the Hammers' first success against the Toffees since April 2007 this weekend. Back then, a Bobby Zamora 25-yard special saw West Ham continue their survival charge with a 1-0 victory, but Green has admitted he would take the win any which way it comes on Sunday.


"We haven't beaten them since Bobby scored a great goal when we won 1-0 in my first season here, so it would be a nice change to beat them again.

"Both sides have signed a lot of new players since then, but it would obviously be good to get one over Everton, whether it be with a wonder goal, a penalty that wasn't a penalty or a goal that should have been ruled out for offside, we'd take the win any way we it comes.

"It's going to be a tough game and, as they have been in previous years, they've always been close. There is no need for us to search for motivation."

The 29-year-old's run began against Watford two months before Zamora's aforementioned match-winner in February 2007. In a wide-ranging and insightful interview for Sunday's matchday programme, Green also talks about the day Gianfranco Zola got him dropped, his old club Norwich City and his thoughts on next Saturday's friendly international between England and Brazil.

Sunday's programme also contains information about a special Remembrance Sunday ceremony being held at the Boleyn Ground to honour the 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment, who were drawn from east London and became known as the 'West Ham pals'.

As well as an exclusive interview with Paolo Di Canio, the programme contains a wealth of other features, including Scott Parker's Dream Team, Gianfranco Zola's exclusive column and talkSPORT's Ian 'Moose' Abrahams' interview with pop star Chesney Hawkes.

Tony Cottee gives his views on two of his former clubs, Peter Kurucz is Talking Football, while Academy midfielder George Moncur is Learning His Trade.

For this, and much, much, more pick up a copy of Sunday's official matchday programme, which will be on sale in and around the Boleyn Ground, priced at £3.50.

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