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West Ham sink Manchester United in thrilling Upton Park send-off

Louis van Gaal’s knack for escapism has been a pronounced feature of the season but on a wild night in east London, when West Ham United yelled farewell to their home of 112 years, the Manchester United manager could not summon the trick when he needed it so sorely. The equation had been simple enough. Win here and, with Manchester City stumbling, an unlikely shot at the redemption of a fourth-placed finish would be his. It has felt for a long time…

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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic tells players to relish final game at Upton Park

• Boleyn Ground will host its last match on Tuesday night • Bilic: ‘It’s impossible to lose the emotion. It can’t be bigger’ Slaven Bilic has told his West Ham players to embrace the emotion of their final match at Upton Park. The Hammers will run out at the Boleyn Ground for the last time when they host Manchester United on Tuesday night. Related: West Ham sell more than 50,000 season tickets for Olympic Stadium Continue reading…

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Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri: I never complain about referees – video

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri refuses to comment on referee Jon Moss’s controversial decisions during the Premier League game with West Ham United on Sunday, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Ranieri dismisses suggestions that he should be offered a knighthood after Leicester’s successful season Leicester’s Jamie Vardy awaits fate over comments at referee after red card West Ham’s Andy Carroll slams referee Jon Moss after Leicester draw Continue reading…

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Jürgen Klopp positive despite Liverpool’s defeat by West Ham – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says his team are not the Premier League’s ‘sunniest’ side after losing 2-1 to West Ham United in the FA Cup on Tuesday. Klopp says the team are not content with their recent results, but says there are positives to take from their performances Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp complains about referee in Cup defeat to West Ham Continue reading…

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Nikica Jelavic’s energy proves its worth to West Ham in win over Wolves

Slaven Bilic can suddenly revel in his striking options after Nikica Jelavic’s work-rate was rewarded with his first goal for the club, against Wolves It has been far from plain sailing for Nikica Jelavic since joining West Ham United in September. The striker has had to bide his time for opportunities but on his 10th appearance, albeit only his second start, he finally broke his duck. Few would have been more pleased than his…

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Andy Carroll delivers knockout blow for West Ham against Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp has brought much to Liverpool since arriving there last October, most notably a renewed sense of belief, but the one thing the German is still struggling to give the team is momentum. They arrived here looking for a third straight victory but instead lost for a second time in four games, with the pain for those who filled the away end here extended further by the identity of the man who delivered the killer blow. Andy Carroll has waited …

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Transfer window wishlists: who Premier League fans want to sign this winter

Fans assess where the money should go this month – from big deals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Reus and Gareth Bale, to a swoop for Curtis Davies The need for defensive midfield cover for Francis Coquelin is obvious: Leicester’s Kanté has been impressive, and Bender and Krychowiak are among the rumour mill’s usual suspects. But with competition for that sort of talent fierce and availability limited, it’s hard to imagine …

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Jordan Ayew secures point against West Ham but Aston Villa stay adrift

Jordan Ayew rescued a point for battling Aston Villa as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham. Rémi Garde is still searching for his first win as the Villa manager despite coming from behind to close the gap to safety. Aaron Cresswell ended the Hammers’ goal drought with their first strike in 388 minutes but Ayew’s second-half penalty levelled. Related: Hiddink gets taste of his Chelsea task after

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Rémi Garde: Aston Villa need 10 wins to stay in Premier League – video

Aston Villa manager Rémi Garde looks ahead to his relegation-threatened team’s upcoming away game against West Ham United. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Garde believes the bottom side need at least 36 points to beat the drop from the Premier League Continue reading…

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Swansea remain in bottom three after goalless draw with West Ham

Goals seem as hard to come by as managers in this part of south Wales at the moment. Yet to appoint a replacement for Garry Monk and with only one win from their last 13 league matches, Swansea’s frustration continues on and off the pitch after a result that ensures they will spend Christmas Day in the relegation zone. Swansea controlled the game for long periods against a West Ham side …

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Mark Hughes: Stoke City looking to build on Manchester City victory – video

Mark Hughes, the Stoke City manager, brushes off praise received for his club’s 2-0 win over Manchester City last week. Stoke visit Upton Park to play West Ham United on Saturday and Hughes says their challenge is to reproduce the performance they gave at the Britannia Stadium Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Winston Reid and Victor Moses out until new year with injuries

• Defender Reid hurt in training as casualty list grows • Manager Slaven Bilic to move training grounds to combat problems West Ham United’s Winston Reid and Victor Moses have been ruled out until the new year with hamstring injuries prompting the manager Slaven Bilic to move training grounds. The Hammers were due to relocate to their new Rush Green HQ, where they currently play under-21 games, at the start of next season. Related: West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini ruled out for up …

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Manchester United’s timidity against West Ham raises Wolfsburg fears | Richard Jolly

Another 0-0 draw at Old Trafford has left the United manager unconvinced of a positive result when his misfiring side face Wolfsburg in Champions League A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there are limits to his powers. “I cannot predict.” The Manchester United manager had been asked if Tuesday’s game in Wolfsburg could bring a catalytic result. Related: …

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Slaven Bilic disappointed after West Ham draw with West Brom – video

Slaven Bilic gives his reaction after West Ham United drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League at Upton Park on Sunday. Bilic says West Bromwich Albion deserved some reward for their second half performance, but says his team should have been more than 1-0 up in the first half West Brom fight back to win hard-earned point at West Ham Continue reading…

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Boleyn becomes bygone: West Ham’s Upton Park upheaval a sign of the times | Daniel Taylor

Football grounds reflect the soul of the community and their disappearance from historic locations across the country strikes at the heart of the game • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 1) • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 2) Moss Side, on a dank, inhospitable November’s morning. On Blue Moon Way, mums and dads are on the school run outside Divine Mercy Primary. The house …

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Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham can reach Champions League after win

• Manager Pochettino calls 4-1 home victory ‘a complete performance’ • West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits defeat could have been worse Mauricio Pochettino saluted a “complete performance” from his Tottenham Hotspur team in Sunday’s 4-1 home win over West Ham United and said that he believed they had the quality to finish in the Premier League’s top four. “After the game that we’ve played today, I think that we have quality enough,” Pochettino, the …

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Manuel Lanzini is a hit for West Ham from well under the radar

West Ham’s midfielder is looking like one of the signings of the season but when he joined it went almost unnoticed, nor had he taken the orthodox route It was a struggle for almost everybody to look beyond Manuel Lanzini’s previous club. The Argentinian attacking midfielder arrived at West Ham United in July on a season-long loan from al-Jazira in Abu Dhabi and facts needed to be faced. When …

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Tottenham Hostpur v West Ham United: match preview

It was difficult to recall a more imposing away-day performance from Tottenham than their display at Arsenal two weeks ago. Despite having less preparation time, the data showed they covered more ground and it said everything that they were disappointed with the 1-1 draw. Top-four belief has been fired and now they need a follow-up showing against West Ham who have excelled in big matches away from home. The visitors must find a way without their…

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Slaven Bilic tells West Ham to step up against Tottenham Hotspur

• Bilic laments loss of ‘best player’ Dimitri Payet • Diafro Sakho is back but Enner Valencia out Slaven Bilic has called on his players to “step up and do more” when West Ham travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the absence of the key midfielder Dimitri Payet . The fixture has particular significance for Bilic, being the one in which he made his debut for the club as a player in February 1996. On that occasion West Ham won 1-0, and …

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West Ham’s Dimitri Payet could miss three months with ankle injury

• France midfielder was substituted in 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday • Payet has scored five goals in 14 appearances since joining from Marseille West Ham have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Dimitri Payet may be ruled out for three months. The French midfielder has been a major factor in West Ham’s fine start to the season after his £10.7m summer move from Marseille but Payet, who has scored five goals in 14 appearances, suffered an ankle …

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho will not face charges over alleged assault

• Senegal international was arrested in August • Police investigation clears Sakho of any wrongdoing West Ham’s Diafra Sakho will not face any charges after being arrested in August on suspicion of making threats to kill and intimidating a witness . The Senegal striker Sakho,currently out injured with a thigh strain, was questioned over an alleged domestic assault in August but a statement released by his management company on Tuesday confirmed that no action will be taken against…

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Watford’s steady evolution finds a symbol in Nathan Aké’s unlikely rise

• On-loan Chelsea defender set up opener in 2-0 win over West Ham • Aké now first-choice left-back and above parent club in the table In August Nathan Aké left the league champions on a season-long loan, apparently to become third-choice left-back in a relegation fight at Watford, who had given Chelsea no guarantees about his first-team involvement. By the start of November he has made the position, for now, his own, …

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José Mourinho dismissed from the dugout amid Chelsea indiscipline

• West Ham inflict fifth league defeat on 10-man Chelsea • Mourinho’s side to receive mandatory fine as six players are booked José Mourinho’s reign at Stamford Bridge lurched further into turmoil as the manager was sent to the stands in a disciplinary meltdown by Chelsea as the champions slumped to their fifth Premier League defeat of the season. Chelsea lost 2-1 at West Ham United , finishing the match with 10 men on the pitch and two dismissed from the dugout, …

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José Mourinho hits out at media for giving him ‘no respect’– video

Chelsea manager José Mourinho tells journalists they won’t get any more ‘good and funny headlines’ from him because of a lack of respect. Mourinho made the comments at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at West Ham in frustration over recent negative coverage Continue reading…

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West Ham United v Chelsea: match preview

Slowly, but perhaps not that surely, signs of the old Chelsea are emerging. The champions have relieved the pressure on them in the past week, beating Aston Villa 2-0 last Saturday and drawing 0-0 at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. Two clean sheets have boosted confidence at the back. Yet the visit to Upton Park could be awkward for José Mourinho. West Ham are fourth and Slaven Bilic’s side have already beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester

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Slaven Bilic praises Andy Carroll after another memorable cameo at Palace

• West Ham manager hails Andy Carroll’s impact on sub’s fourth game of season • Dimitri Payet scored fifth league goal of campaign in 3-1 win at Crystal Palace Before West Ham United’s latest and perhaps most impressive away win, over obdurate opposition who were reduced to 10 men for the entire second half, injury had restricted Andy Carroll to 20 minutes of Premier League football since February. He got 30 more under his belt here and was instrumental in the creation…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Tottenham Hotspur 21
2 Liverpool 21
3 Chelsea 19
4 Leicester City 18
5 West Ham United 17
6 Southampton 17
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17
8 Everton 16
9 Manchester United 16
10 Aston Villa 15
11 Manchester City 15
12 Leeds United 14
13 Newcastle United 14
14 Arsenal 13
15 Crystal Palace 13
16 Brighton & Hov… 10
17 Fulham 7
18 West Bromwich Albion 6
19 Burnley 5
20 Sheffield United 1

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