West Ham lose to Oxford in friendly

West Ham United suffered a 1-0 friendly defeat at Oxford United.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce named a strong team including Carlton Cole who was making his first appearance in England this pre-season.

But the League Two side grabbed the decisive goal before half-time when Deane Smalley half-volleyed past Stephen Henderson.

The Premier League side continue their preparation for the new season at Colchester United on Saturday.

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