Mediawatch - 22 September

The Times' (£) report from Saturday's outstanding 3-1 win over Liverpool concentrates on Sam Allardyce's praise for Stewart Downing, who starred from a more central position.

Allardyce says "moving him inside has meant his talent and ability has come through."

Other match reports include those in the Mirror, in which the Hammers boss warns Liverpool they they effectively require two teams to juggle the demands of Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League football. Meanwhile, the Guardian examines how the Hammers exploited Liverpool's defensive deficiencies.

On talkSPORT, Hammers legend Alvin Martin says the Club's summer arrivals have given the team the 'x factor'.

Cheikou Kouyate featured in the Mail Online's Premier League team of the day on Saturday, after another all-action performance in the Hammers midfield.

Finally, the January transfer speculation starts early in the Express, with this report claiming West Ham and QPR are locked in a battle to secure Jermain Defoe's services from MLS side Toronto FC.

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