Christian Benteke, Villa's top scorer last season with 19 goals in his debut campaign, was the architect of Villa's shock win, scoring twice in the 3-1 victory to puncture the pre-season optimism at the Emirates Stadium.
The Hammers finally equalised in the 48th minute when Mark Noble played a quick free-kick that caught the hosts off guard and Nolan fired a low strike past Mark Schwarzer. But Fulham were ahead again within 60 seconds. Duff burst down the left flank and sent in a cross that Colombian striker Rodallega reached ahead of West Ham's defenders to bu...
Sam Allardyce returned to haunt former club Newcastle United on Sunday by guiding West Ham United to a 1-0 win that took the London club into sixth place in the Premier League table.
Kevin Nolan rescued a point for West Ham with a late strike against Sunderland that secured a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Upton Park on Saturday.