Monday 17 Apr
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Mediawatch - 17 April


Our daily look at the West Ham United stories making the news...

Slaven Bilic refused to criticise Darren Randolph after Sunderland’s Whabi Khazri scored direct from a corner in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.

In post-match quotes carried by the Sunderland Echo He said: "There is no pointing fingers. We are a team. We are playing as a team, we are winning as a team, we are drawing as a team, we are losing as a team and we are conceding goals as a team. That's it.

"If we are talking about the goalkeeper for that goal, it's very hard for a goalkeeper.

"Everybody was expecting our player to clear it, but he didn't and the ball dropped very quickly and he couldn't get a touch. It's a very unusual goal we conceded."

Meanwhile, according to the TelegraphEngland international right back Glen Johnson is closing in on signing a new deal with his club Stoke City, despite reported interest from the Hammers.

The 32-year-old started his career at the Academy of Football and his current contract at the bet365 Stadium side ends this summer.