- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 1, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Jonathan Spector’s two-goal performance in West Ham’s 4-0 win over Manchester United has given his manager a problem.

Avram Grant says the American’s switch from defense to midfield for Wednesday’s victory in the quarterfinals of the League Cup was so successful that he now has to find a way to keep him in the lineup.

But captain Scott Parker should have recovered from a chest infection to play in Sunday’s Premier League match against Sunderland, so Grant may struggle to field both of them.

Still, Grant says “I always look for problems like this with selection.”

Spector played his first game in English soccer for Manchester United in August 2004 but the Arlington Heights, Ill., native had never scored before Wednesday.

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