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Manchester City will let Joleon Lescott go if replacement is found

• West Ham United and Fulham competing for defender • Manuel Pellegrini linked to Porto pair and Bayern’s Dante Joleon Lescott will be allowed to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window if Manuel Pellegrini can secure a replacement, with West Ham United and Fulham vying to sign the central defender. A £90,000-a-week offer from West Ham to Lescott that would pay him £70,000 per week, even…

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Arsenal recruit head of sport science Andy Rolls from West Ham

• Injury-cursed West Ham replace Rolls with Dominic Rogan • Colin Lewin remains Arsenal’s head of medicine Arsenal have moved to fill a gap in their medical department by signing West Ham United’s head of sport science and medicine, Andy Rolls. The north London club are to lose one of their physiotherapists, Simon Harland, and they have responded by taking Rolls, who left West Ham this week and will begin to work…

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Blootering the overly intricate SAS into a cocked hat | The Fiver

Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm, or if your usual copy has stopped arriving BIG SAM MAKES ROY AND KENNY’S DREAM COME TRUE Like many a fellow football fan, the Fiver loves to while away the hours mulling over counterfactuals. What would the outcome of the 1966 World Cup final have been if Jimmy Greaves had been picked ahead of Geoff Hurst? Where would Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United be now if the former …

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West Ham offer Joleon Lescott £90k-a-week to join relegation struggle

• Manchester City defender slips to fourth choice at club • Lescott keen to regain England place for World cup finals Joleon Lescott is the target of a £90,000-a-week move to West Ham United from Manchester City though he may reject the transfer as he is hopeful of attracting a higher-placed club in a bid to force his way into England’s World Cup squad. The central defender is fourth choice at City under…

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Sam Allardyce has no regrets about blowing his budget on Andy Carroll

• West Ham told there was only a 4% chance of injury recurring • Striker could be on bench for dogfight at Cardiff City Sam Allardyce does not regret ploughing the vast bulk of last summer’s transfer budget into the pursuit of Andy Carroll , a player who has yet to kick a ball in anger this season, as West Ham United prepare to welcome the England striker back to the bench for their critical Premier League game at Cardiff. West Ham spent a club record £15m…

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West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce: ‘I’m still here’ – video

Sam Allardyce dismisses speculation that he is about to be sacked from his job as West Ham United manager

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Cardiff City v West Ham United: Squad sheets

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes his home bow as the Cardiff manager and will be looking to build on last week’s FA Cup victory at Newcastle against struggling West Ham. Sam Allardyce’s side arrive in Wales on the back of maulings against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City and without a league win since November. This is a crucial relegation six-pointer for the visitors and their manager. Max Goldbart Kick-off Saturday 3pm Venue Cardiff City Stadium Last season n/a Referee L…

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce reflects on 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City – video

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says his team were outperformed by a strong Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg

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Capital One Cup: Manchester City v West Ham United – in pictures

Will Big Sam’s side put their FA Cup upset behind them to put one over on Manchester City to take a huge step towards the final at Wembley? Steven Bloor

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Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City haven’t even thought about winning the quadruple – video

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City are taking this season one game at a time in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One cup

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Stewart Downing insists Sam Allardyce can rescue West Ham’s season

Winger says the club have been ‘very unlucky’ and that the manager retains the players’ full support For West Ham and Stewart Downing, Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Nottingham Forest provides some welcome relief from recent woes. The Hammers have secured two points out of a possible 21 in the Premier League since the beginning of December, so the prospect of a match against Championship opposition, however tricky, at least represents an…

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Sam Allardyce and West Ham need a Mark Robins FA Cup moment at Forest | Daniel Taylor

Twenty-three years ago Alex Ferguson was rescued by a third-round win at the City Ground. Sam Allardyce – 19th in the Premier League – badly needs a lift as his excuses ring hollow Sam Allardyce’s position might not be quite as endangered as Alex Ferguson’s before that famous FA Cup third-round tie at Nottingham Forest in January 1990 but there is also some fairly hard evidence that West Ham United’s manager is at a point in his professional life when he…

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Sam Allardyce: no crisis at West Ham, but plenty of ‘doom and gloom’

• West Ham have lost seven of their last 10 league games • ‘It’s a tough period, no doubt about it,’ says Allardyce Sam Allardyce has dismissed suggestions West Ham United are in crisis, despite admitting that there is “doom and gloom” around the club following a disappointing run of form. There has been speculation that the manager’s job is at risk since the 2-1 defeat at Fulham on New Year’s Day left the…

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Sam Allardyce short of bodies and excuses in battle to keep West Ham up | Jacob Steinberg

Injuries to key players and poor planning have left the manager exposed ahead of New Years’ Day six-pointer with Fulham Sam Allardyce has sent West Ham down before. When they were relegated in 2003, the side that stayed up at their expense were Bolton Wanderers. Their battle for survival went to the final day and ended with Allardyce dancing with Jay Jay Okocha on the pitch at the Reebok Stadium after the home team’s victory over Middlesbrough condemned West Ham to the Championship. …

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West Ham United 3-3 West Bromwich Albion | Premier League match report

Come the end of this utterly absorbing contest, any doubts over West Ham’s capacity to score goals had disappeared, yet what remains real enough is the sense that this is a club in serious danger of being relegated. Six goals were scored, three by the hosts, and having lost the lead twice West Ham remain in the Premier League’s bottom three. It is now six games without a victory for Sam Allardyce’s men and for all the rare entertainment that was on show in this corner of east …

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West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion – live! | Jacob Steinberg

Minute-by-minute report: Will the Hammers claw their way out of the bottom three against the managerless Baggies? Find out with Jacob Steinberg Jacob Steinberg

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Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United | Premier League match report

Manchester United’s crisis of confidence appears to be over. It could simply be down to the good fortune of meeting four teams from the bottom half of the table in the league run up to the end of the year, but after the consecutive home defeats to Everton and Newcastle, David Moyes has seen his side put together four straight wins in different competitions with only one goal conceded. As that goal came less than 10 minutes from the end of this all too…

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West Ham Olympic Stadium bid: three fined for spying on executives

• Men fined total of £123,000 for obtaining personal data • Mobile phone bills of Karren Brady accessed by investigator Three men who pleaded guilty to spying on West Ham as the club were bidding for tenancy of the Olympic Stadium have been fined. Howard Hill, 59, from Stockport in Greater Manchester, was given a £100,000 fine at Southwark crown court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to obtaining personal data contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998. Richard Forrest, 31, from Crawley, West Sussex, was…

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Nani joins Manchester United injury list and will be out for ‘few weeks’

• Van Persie and Carrick likely to miss West Ham • Rooney to be assessed by club on Saturday Nani has added to Manchester United’s injury woes after their manager David Moyes said he would be out for a “few weeks” with a hamstring problem. The Portugal winger has not featured since the home defeat to Newcastle on 7 December and has recently been linked with a move to Juventus. “Nani has a hamstring injury which is a little bit worse than we thought,” said Moyes. “He is probably…

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West Ham’s Matt Jarvis hopes cup win at Spurs will fire league revival

• Winger confident about next game at Manchester United • Hammers consider taking Robbie Keane on loan The West Ham forward Matt Jarvis believes the club’s progress into the Capital One Cup semi-finals can act as a springboard for an improvement in their league form as they seek to gain reward from Saturday’s trip to Manchester United. Victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday – their second success at White Hart Lane this…

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Tim Sherwood unsure if he will be in charge for Tottenham on Sunday

• Caretaker manager says ‘immediate future up in the air’ • Sam Allardyce praises ‘brilliant effort’ from West Ham Tim Sherwood reflected the sense of chaos and upheaval at Tottenham Hotspur when he said that he did not know whether he would take charge of the team at Southampton on Sunday, after his managerial debut ended in a 2-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final defeat by West Ham United. The club’s youth co-ordinator, who was…

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Sunderland drawn to play Manchester United in Capital One Cup semi-final

• Manchester City take on West Ham in other last-four tie • First leg to be played in week of 6 January Sunderland’s reward for beating Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup is a last-four encounter with the four-times winners Manchester United. Gus Poyet’s side ousted José Mourinho’s men with a victory in extra time at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday and they will welcome United, who comfortably beat Stoke , in…

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Sam Allardyce targets striker in January window to fire West Ham

• West Ham manager says forward lined up in transfer window • Owners retain faith despite describing season as ‘write off’ West Ham United are outstanding. Insofar as they stand out from the other clubs in the Premier League’s bottom five by not having sacked their manager this season yet. It hardly strengthens Sam Allardyce’s job security that the team in last place, Sunderland, outplayed his side for long periods before having to settle for a goalless draw, but West…

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Saturday Sundae: Wenger’s dodgy arithmetic; West Ham’s blank look

Manchester City defeat doesn’t add up for Arsène Wenger, while it all comes to naught again for West Ham QUOTE OF THE DAY “Man City caused us no more problems than Everton or Southampton” – Arsène Wenger , on how City got lucky . Six times. MAN OF THE DAY Per Mertesacker . On the wrong end of a textbook humbling, but kept his magisterial image intact – giving Mesut Özil a telling off…

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West Ham United 0-0 Sunderland | Premier League match report

To punters, it was the most predictable result of the season. To the participants, it was supposed to be a turning point, the match where they would reverse an ominous series of results and begin the crawl to safety. The punters got paid. Sunderland and West Ham got a point each but little satisfaction. Gus Poyet has overseen improvement since taking charge of Sunderland but still only produced two wins in nine league matches and his team remain …

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David Sullivan expresses regret over permanent signing of Andy Carroll

• England striker has not featured this season due to foot injury • West Ham co-owner backs manager Sam Allardyce West Ham would not have splashed out £15m on Andy Carroll had they known the England striker would spend so long out injured, Hammers co-owner David Sullivan has admitted. Carroll has not played for the London club since his move from Liverpool was made permanent in the summer, with Sam Allardyce’s …

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