Opposing Manager's View

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce joked that he is a master tactician after his side's 2-1 victory at Coventry City.

Speaking to the Press Association, Allardyce said:  "We changed it round at half time and I told the players that they were attacking the end where we had 6,500 fans who had travelled all the way to support us and we'd not played well enough to get them behind us.

"We changed the system and once we got Freddie Piquionne and Carlton Cole on, it was then that the game changed in our favour. For me, it was only a matter of time before we started to score goals.

"I can call myself the master tactician! It's another valuable three points towards our target and for only the second time we are exactly where we want to be which is 34 points after 17 games.

"Two points a game is going to get you automatic promotion and we are right on the brink of our busiest period with no more international breaks and we are getting the squad fit again."

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