Doncaster 0-1 West Ham
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Doncaster 0 - 1 West Ham
Highlights: Doncaster 0-1 West Ham
Kevin Nolan scored as West Ham United beat Doncaster to bounce back from their opening-day defeat.
Nolan's first goal for the club came in the form of a back-post volley from Jack Collison's lofted diagonal pass.
The Hammers, with influential midfielder Scott Parker excelling at the heart of a 4-5-1 formation, dominated in the first half.
But they had to withstand several nervous moments as they dug in for victory against an injury-hit Rovers.
Former Newcastle midfielder Nolan came close to doubling his tally after 17 minutes when his first-time shot from 30 yards almost caught out home goalkeeper Gary Woods.
After their passing game was stifled in the first half, Doncaster found more joy attacking down the wings after the break but they could not breach the Hammers' defence.
With time ticking down the visitors thought they had won a penalty when George Friend challenged Carlton Cole in the air.
But referee Scott Mathieson's whistle was for full-time.
Doncaster 33 Woods 03 Friend 05 Naylor 14 Spurr 24 Dumbuya 16 Oster 17 Barnes (Keegan - 76' ) 18 Gillett (Hird - 82' ) 26 Coppinger 09 Brown Booked 23 Bennett (Baxendale - 76' ) Substitutes 01 Sullivan 20 Radford 21 Hird 25 Baxendale 30 Keegan West Ham 01 Green 02 Reid 05 Tomkins 17 O'Brien 23 Ilunga (Stanislas - 86' ) 04 Nolan 08 Parker 10 Collison (Sears - 72' ) 14 Taylor 16 Noble 30 Piquionne (Cole - 62' Booked ) Substitutes 31 Boffin 15 Faye 25 Stanislas 09 Cole 19 Sears