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Last updated : 13 December 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Bowyer's bright form deepens gloom for Zola .....

Family ties did not stop Lee Bowyer delivering another painful blow at the end of a difficult week for ailing West Ham. The 32-year-old east Londoner is from a family of Hammers supporters but it was his goal seven minutes into the second half that left his former club in the bottom three of the Premier League..
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The Guardian:

Lee Bowyer scores to give Birmingham City a home victory over West Ham .....

Birmingham City's supporters must look at the high-scoring encounters at other grounds across the country and feel not the slightest pang of jealousy. At Bolton and Chelsea there were two more goals yesterday than the 10 they have seen here all season, but results are the only statistic that matters and Blues fans are feasting on those.
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The Telegraph:

Birmingham City 1 West Ham United 0 .....

In the blue corner, Birmingham City continue their good form in spite of the fact that their new Chinese owners are in the midst of a ongoing war of words with their former chairmen, Davids Sullivan and Gold, who in turn tabled an offer for West Ham this week..
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The Times:

Lee Bowyer back to bite old boss Gianfranco Zola .....

As Lee Bowyer will know only two well, the Cockney colloquialism “two bob” is not a pleasant one when used to describe a footballer. When he left West Ham he was valued at even less than that but no player has proved his worth more in Birmingham City’s surge to Premier League respectability than the previously errant midfielder..
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