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Don't give up on us, defender tells famous fan

Filed: Monday, 4th December 2017
By: Staff Writer

Angelo Ogbonna has told celebrity supporter James Corden not to give up hope of West Ham avoiding relegation, after the latter insisted he'd had never felt as "hopeless" before a match.

The defender scored his first Premier League goal for West Ham against league leaders Manchester City yesterday, which was good enough to send the Hammers into the break with a slender lead.

However City recovered after the break and went on to win the game 2-1 - albeit with the assistance of a dreadful call from Mike Dean, who awarded a free kick that never was to the hosts in the lead-up to their equaliser.

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Posting on twitter ahead of the game, LA-based Corden insisted that "I donít remember the last time I felt this nervous or hopeless before a match."

But following West Ham's narrow defeat, Italian international Ogbonna replied to Corden in order to insist that he - and all supporters - weren't quite ready to give up the ghost.

"Don't lose your hope @JKCorden," he replied. "We have shown we can can play head-to-head vs the first one in the league.

"We will go up through the standings. If you come back in town for the holidays, come see us at the Stadium. We Irons stick together through good times and bad times."

* Meanwhile, fellow centre half Declan Rice has thanked David Moyes for placing his faith in his for yesterday's clash at the Etihad.

"Iím loving training under David Moyes and his coaches," he said following the game. "To get the start here, I never thought it would happen. Luckily, with the injuries, heís believed in me and he has put me in, and I was happy with my performance.

"Iím only 18-years-old so to test yourself against the likes of Aguero, De Bruyne, Jesus and Silva, Iím only going to learn and get better from it. Today was a fantastic experience for me."

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