The Martin Keown comments that will delight West Ham fans... not Everton's

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The pundit, who West Ham fans feel usually sides against them, has been discussing an incident during the east London side's 2015 clash with Everton.

Martin Keown has reflected on the James McCarthy tackle that injured Dimitri Payet and his findings will please West Ham United fans - even if Everton fans may not agree, according to his regular 'Tackle Keown' session on the Daily Mail website.

Indeed, while discussing Jeremain Lens' tackle on Mamadou Sakho from Wednesday night, the pundit suggested that Everton midfielder McCarthy's on Payet was worse.

Keown told the Mail: "I think tackles that involve this pincer movement are the most distasteful and dangerous in the game, so it has to be up there. The double movement - using one leg to slow the opponent and the other to stop him - is designed to cause maximum damage.

"I think McCarthy’s on Payet was worse, though. The fact he was running after him at full speed meant there was more force in the challenge."

West Ham fans should be delighted by the reflection - as they tend to feel Keown speaks out against them! He often does and, often, with some very poor and incorrect analysis indeed.

The good news for the Hammers is that Payet looks set to be returning soon at Upton Park. But that doesn't make up for the time the Frenchman missed; it was no coincidence West Ham's form dipped while Payet was out.

As far as Everton fans are concerned, there is no doubt a consensus among many that McCarthy's tackle wasn't a good one. The Toffees host Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon, while the Hammers host Liverpool during Saturday's early kick-off.

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