Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham
By Richard Jolly
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Harewood's fourth West Ham goal came just seven minutes into his first game in Nottingham since his £500,000 move south and just Alan Pardew's third win as Hammers boss was sealed by a late Jermain Defoe strike.
After 12 goals for Forest, Harewood scored against them from close range. Matthew Etherington created the opening with a determined run down the left, Defoe flicked on his cross and Harewood tapped in.
His replacement at Forest, Marlon King, had a chance to level straight away but his first touch was poor and David James was able to save. The comparision between the two Marlons scarcely favoured King, who fired well wide before half time.
His strike partner, Gareth Taylor, shot over the bar when Andy Reid played him through on goal but the visitors were the more threatening in an open and entertaining contest.
Forest keeper Darren Ward beat away a Defoe shot and Hayden Mullins' volley. As West Ham pressed for a second, Defoe's shot was deflected just wide and Harewood met Etherington's deep cross only to head into the side-netting.
Though Taylor spurned another opportunity, the pace of the West Ham front duo gave them the greater threat. David Connolly, unaccustomed to his right midfield role, would have capped a solo run with a long-range strike but for Ward.
Both Mullins and Defoe were also denied by the Wales international before the latter finally got on the scoresheet. He latched on to Tomas Repka's hopeful punt, turned Michael Dawson and finished with aplomb as West Ham responded well to their Boxing Day defeat to Ipswich.