Nigerian born Chinedum Onuoha, who opted to play for England rather than Nigeria, has left his team, Queen’s Park Rangers, QPR, languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table thanks to his own goal in their derby against West Ham on Saturday.
West Ham who are now seventh in the table went ahead when Stewart Downing’s corner struck the knee of Onuoha, standing on the edge of the six-yard area, and rolled in.
Charlie Austin fired wide from QPR substitute Bobby Zamora’s cross before Sakho headed the second from a mis-hit cross by James Tomkins.
QPR have now won once in seven games.
QPR boss, Harry Redknapp, has plenty to ponder during the international break after defeat at the hands of the club he managed between 1994-2001.
Not only has his side lost all four away Premier League games since winning promotion via the play-offs last season, they have scored only once in seven-and-a-half hours of league and cup action on their travels.
That does not bode well with three of the next four games against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Onuoha was born in Warri, Delta state but brought up in Manchester, England. He was a regular in the England U-21 side, making his debut on 12 October 2005. He was part of the squad participating in the 2007 European Under 21s Championship in the Netherlands. He also captained the
England Under-21 team for the first time in a 0–0 draw with Poland Under-21s. In the summer of 2009 he took part in the European Championships and played his last match for the U-21’s.
In March 2007, Onuoha received an international callup from Nigeria, but has announced he would like to represent England at full international level.