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Manchester United’s clash with West Ham will be tough, says Van Gaal – video

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal discusses Tuesday’s Premier League match against West Ham United. Speaking at a press conference in Norwich on Saturday, Van Gaal says the game will be challenging, as West Ham lost to United in the FA Cup Continue reading…

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‘The roar will never be same as at Upton Park when we rattle around new stadium’

A West Ham fan reminisces about the Boleyn Ground: the flat caps, the terraces close to the pitch and a programme seller with the threatening drip on his nose “Roasted peanuts – tanner a bag” – the first words I ever heard at Upton Park, on the old North Bank. November 1966. I was eight years old. We beat Newcastle 3-0. Budgie Byrne and Geoff Hurst were among the scorers. Hurst was…

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West Ham sell more than 50,000 season tickets for Olympic Stadium

• Club will play last-ever game at Upton Park on Tuesday night • West Ham now have second most season ticket holders in Premier League West Ham have sold more than 50,000 season tickets for their new home at the Olympic Park – the second highest in the Premier League. Tuesday night’s match against Manchester United will be the club’s last at Upton Park before they move to the Queen Elizabeth …

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West Ham’s Europe hopes plunge as Routledge starts Swansea onslaught

West Ham say goodbye to Upton Park on Tuesday and here they all but said goodbye to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. A match they appeared certain to win completely got away from them due to a combination of their own sloppiness and ruthlessness on the part of a Swansea team that was heavily changed but looked every inch the outfit that thumped Liverpool six days ago. Defeat left…

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West Ham goalkeeper Adrián ruled out for rest of season with calf injury

• Slaven Bilic confirms Darren Randolph will deputise for Spanish keeper • ‘Whenever he has stepped in he’s been brilliant’ West Ham have been dealt a blow in their bid for European football with goalkeeper Adrián set to be sidelined for their three remaining Premier League matches. The 29-year-old has missed only three games for the Hammers in the league this season, but has been ruled out of Swansea’s visit to…

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West Ham United fans: share your favourite Boleyn Ground memories

West Ham United will play their last ever game at Upton Park on 10 May. We’d like you to share your favourite memories of 112 years at the ground It’s the end of an era for West Ham United on Tuesday 10 May. The game against Manchester United is not only the last home game of this season, but a final farewell to the Boleyn Ground as the club prepare for a new existence at …

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Slaven Bilic backs West Ham’s Mark Noble for England chance

• ‘No better midfielders this season,’ than West Ham captain, claims manager • Noble scores twice at West Brom to make it four goals in two games The England manager may have compared him to Grant Holt but for Slaven Bilic the merits of Mark Noble are all too obvious. “There are no midfielders who are having a better season than he is – constantly from the first game …

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Football transfer rumours: Sadio Mané to Manchester United in Memphis Depay swap?

Today’s fluff is searching for steel With Roberto Martínez on borrowed time at Everton, the Mirror has declared that Mark Hughes is being considered as his successor for the Goodison Park hot seat. The Stoke City manager spent two seasons at Everton during the twilight years of his playing career, scoring only once in 18 appearances after signing as a 36-year-old. The Stoke Sentinel reports that Hughes’s current charge Marko Arnautovic…

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West Ham to welcome Juventus in their first game at Olympic Stadium

• Serie A leaders will come to Stratford week before Premier League begins • ‘This will be a game to tell your grandkids you were at’ club chairmen say West Ham’s first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Serie A leaders Juventus. The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host Juve a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, 7 August. …

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Was Jon Moss that bad at Leicester or is the game too full of blame? | Gregg Bakowski

The referee made some controversial but close calls in Sunday’s game, including sending off Jamie Vardy, but pundits and former referees should know better Jon Moss did not have to wait until he had blown the final whistle on Leicester City’s frantic 2-2 draw with West Ham United before being hit by a tidal wave of abuse and criticism. Such is the depressing predictability of modern society an explosion of opprobrium had already shuddered…

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Jon Moss divides opinion among former referees in Leicester match

• Keith Hackett says draw against West Ham was ‘too big’ for official • Howard Webb and Graham Poll largely supportive of embattled referee The performance of Jon Moss in Leicester City’s draw with West Ham United has divided opinion with former referees split over his decision-making during the game. The former referees’ head Keith Hackett was daming in his assessment, describing the game as “too big” for Moss and accusing …

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Claudio Ranieri loves the comeback but Vardy worries over extended ban

• Leicester manager says striker did not dive in clash with Angelo Ogbonna • ‘This is more important than one point. Psychologically it says, we are there’ Claudio Ranieri was delighted with a draw that he claimed was “more important than one point” to Leicester City after a hugely controversial game during which Jamie Vardy was sent off and Jon Moss, the referee, awarded two contentious penalties. Vardy will be suspended for the…

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Leicester supporters ride emotional roller coaster with title in sight

Claudio Ranieri’s perfect run in has been disrupted with Jamie Vardy’s sending off, and now he needs Riyad Mahrez to rediscover the form that made him favourite to be the PFA player of the year First came the boos, then came the roar. Jonathan Moss, the referee and the man at the centre of the drama, disappeared down the tunnel after being escorted from the pitch and the mood was mutinous. What followed…

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Shinji Okazaki finds value in the small details to paint Leicester’s big picture | Michael Cox

The forward made a selfless run for the first goal against West Ham and Leicester were weaker when he was taken off Leicester City’s outstanding counter-attacking first goal against West Ham featured three PFA Player of the Year nominees linking, with Riyad Mahrez poking a pass through to N’Golo Kanté, who fed the goalscorer Jamie Vardy . But there was also a crucial, unseen contribution from another impressive performer: Shinji Okazaki. Related: Leonardo Ulloa steals …

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Karren Brady: West Ham’s Olympic Stadium deal should be celebrated

• Brady hits back at criticism after details of deal were released • ‘I do often find myself asking — what on earth do people want?’ Karren Brady, West Ham’s vice-chairwoman, has hit back at the criticism received after details of the club’s Olympic Stadium contract were revealed earlier this week, insisting it is a good deal for the taxpayer and “should be congratulated”. Related: How West Ham struck the deal of the century with Olympic Stadium move

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In numbers: West Ham’s deal for the Olympic Stadium

From the £701m total cost to the £2,616 cost of a ‘Boleyn Package’ season ticket, how West Ham’s deal for the Olympic Stadium stacks up £280m Original projected cost of the Olympic Stadium in the build-up to the 2012 Games £701m Current projected total cost after conversion to allow for both football and athletics Related: How West Ham struck the deal of the century with Olympic Stadium move Related: Andy Carroll, the man with a head like…

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How West Ham struck the deal of the century with Olympic Stadium move

West Ham may have lost in the FA Cup on Wednesday but the club have scored a resounding victory off the field – and the awkward questions persist As the sun went down on West Ham’s hopes of ending their last season at the Boleyn Ground with a trophy on Wednesday , a rainbow appeared behind the East Stand, arching over the Chicken Run. And it couldn’t help but appear to point to the pot of gold …

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Marcus Rashford repays United faith at West Ham after Tottenham withdrawal | James Riach

The 18-year-old was taken off at half-time by Louis van Gaal on Sunday but showed talent and character to spark Manchester United into life at Upton Park Marcus Rashford made a name for himself a few weeks back because Anthony Martial injured a hamstring during the warm-up of the Europa League home game against Midtjylland . What a twist of fate that turned out to be, a moment to be…

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West Ham Olympic Stadium deal: LLDC ordered to publish contract details

• Tribunal reject appeal from LLDC over publishing details of deal • West Ham will pay £15m towards £701m conversion of stadium The London Legacy Development Corporation has been ordered to publish the details of its controversial deal with West Ham over the Olympic Stadium in full, following a failed appeal to the Information Tribunal. The LLDC, which operates the Olympic Park on behalf of City Hall, had argued that making the details…

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Papers: Arsenal bid for Xhaka

All the top transfer news lines and rumours from the national newspapers as Arsenal reportedly bid for Granit Xhaka.

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Arsenal aspirations embarrassed by Andy Carroll turning game on its head

• West Ham United striker given free rein by Arsène Wenger’s defence • Arsenal manager says: ‘If we had a weakness today, it is in the air’ As a nod to the spirit of generosity on show here, perhaps Arsenal should be congratulated for rescuing a point at a ground where Tottenham Hotspur came unstuck last month. On the verge of being blown halfway across London by Hurricane Andy, the claret and blue force of nature …

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West Ham United v Arsenal: match preview

West Ham began their season with a 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium and their chances of finishing in the top four could rest on completing their first league double over Arsenal since the 2006-07 season. Yet Arsenal are in good form, thrashing Everton and Watford in their previous two matches, and victory at Upton Park would keep their title hopes alive. Jacob Steinberg Kick-off Saturday 12.45pm Continue reading…

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How West Ham United are laying the foundations for long-term success | Jacob Steinberg

West Ham are pushing for Champions League qualification and in an FA Cup quarter-final. Under the exciting Slaven Bilic, they can avoid being the Premier League’s latest flash in the pan Four years after promotion from the Championship, West Ham United, who take on Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday, are challenging for Champions League qualification under an exciting manager and on Wednesday face Manchester United for a place in the FA Cup semi‑finals…

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West Ham receive boost after Cheikhou Kouyaté’s red card is rescinded by FA

• Midfielder was sent off in 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Upton Park • Kouyaté now free to play against Arsenal on Saturday West Ham have received a boost ahead of their weekend meeting with Arsenal after the red card the midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté received against Crystal Palace was rescinded by the Football Association. The 26-year-old was sent off during the second half of Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Upton …

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The best goals of the week: Dimitri Payet, Carlos Tevez, Franck Ribéry and Adrián

A bumper collection of great strikes and skills from around the world, featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hatem Ben Arfa, Javier Hernández, Suso and Dean Ashton Continue reading…

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Crystal Palace frustrate West Ham after Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card

West Ham United lost ground on Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification, but they will regard this as a decent point after playing much of the second half with 10 men. Dimitri Payet’s latest moment of brilliance, a free-kick that swung and swirled into Wayne Hennessey’s top corner, appeared to have given Slaven Bilic’s side the impetus to stay in touch with City, only for Crystal Palace to clamber back into a thrilling contest after …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 82
2 Manchester City 57
3 Leicester City 53
4 Chelsea 48
5 Manchester United 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43
7 Sheffield United 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 41
9 Arsenal 40
10 Burnley 39
11 Crystal Palace 39
12 Everton 37
13 Newcastle United 35
14 Southampton 34
15 Brighton & Hov… 29
16 West Ham United 27
17 Watford 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 27
19 Aston Villa 25
20 Norwich City 21

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