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Jonathan Spector scores twice against Man United
by Mike Woitalla, November 30th, 2010 5:18PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] American Jonathan Spector scored twice for West Ham in a 4-0 English Carling League Cup win over Manchester United, with which he began his pro career at age 17 in 2004.

Spector had seen action in only two games this season, a League Cup win over Oxford and a 3-0 EPL loss to Man United.

Spector, usually a left defender, started in the midfield and opened the scoring in Tuesday’s League Cup quarterfinal with a diving header. He scored West Ham’s second when he pounced on a loose ball and struck from close range. Carlton Cole scored the Hammers’ other two goals over a Man United team resting several regulars.

Spector played eight first-team games for Manchester United, including two Champions League games, before being loaned out to Charlton in 2005-06.

The 24-year-old has made 88 EPL appearances for West Ham but Coach Avram Grant was reportedly looking to unload Spector during the winter transfer period. Media reports have linked Spector to Germany’s FC Cologne.

Spector’s first goal …



Spector’s second goal …



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  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.
    I don't think Spector to be all that great a player, lucky night for him, After seeing him play on the USMNT against South Africa I hope BB doesn't invite him back.
  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
    Spector definitely has been out of form for the past year, but I wouldn't throw him under the bus yet at 24. More than anything he needs to play regularly somewhere at one position, not as the jack of all trades the way that his coaches have been using him. If this means going to Germany or a lesser league or even coming home to the US, so be it. I still think he has a future in the NT given the age and skill sets of our defenders.
  1. David Huff
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 5:59 p.m.
    @ Kerry, I'd rather we hadn't invited BB back. : (

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