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Slaven Bilic wants West Ham’s Dimitri Payet to sign longer contract

• West Ham manager keen on keeping hold of ‘best player’ • Dimitri Payet could sign new, improved contract Slaven Bilic believes it is crucial West Ham keep Dimitri Payet in the long term, saying the midfielder could potentially be offered an improved contract. Related: West Ham eager to continue as Liverpool’s nemesis in FA Cup replay Continue reading…

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West Ham eager to continue as Liverpool’s nemesis in FA Cup replay

West Ham United face Liverpool on Tuesday in what could be their last FA Cup tie at Upton Park before the club move to the Olympic Stadium Slaven Bilic will probably be the more animated manager during West Ham United’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Liverpool on Tuesday. Jürgen Klopp’s usual exuberance on the touchline is likely to be curtailed somewhat following surgery on his appendix – “I have a few holes in my body…

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Southampton v West Ham: Premier League – live!

Updates as in-form duo Southampton and West Ham duel at St Mary’s All of today’s results and live scores across Europe Email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.46pm GMT Three changes to the Southampton team which started the goalless draw at Arsenal in the week. Jordy Clasie, Maya Yoshida and Graziano Pelle come in at the expense of James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic and Oriol Romeu. West Ham make just the one change…

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The Dozen: midweek’s best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pictures from the two nights of exciting matches in England’s top flight Continue reading…

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Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew apologises for red card at West Ham

• Striker banned for three games over elbow on Aaron Cresswell • Premier League’s basement club now without three strikers Jordan Ayew has apologised for his red card at West Ham which deepened Aston Villa’s relegation worries. The striker was dismissed after just 17 minutes when he elbowed Aaron Cresswell as Villa slipped to a 2-0 loss at Upton Park on Tuesday. Related: Michail Antonio helps seal West Ham win as Aston Villa pay for

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Michael Antonio helps seal West Ham win as Aston Villa pay for Ayew stupidity

Of all the reasons that Aston Villa look certain to be playing in the Championship next season, nothing is more maddening than their unerring ability to tease us with the idea that they are capable of pulling off one of the greatest escapes in Premier League history, only to let themselves down with needless implosions. Ever so briefly, ever so tantalisingly, Rémi Garde’s side had West Ham United on the ropes, but Jordan Ayew will …

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West Ham sign Emmanuel Emenike from Fenerbahce on loan until summer

• Nigeria striker knows Slaven Bilic from spells in Russia and Turkey • Emenike will act as cover for the injured Andy Carroll West Ham have confirmed the signing of the Nigeria centre-forward Emmanuel Emenike from Fenerbahce on loan for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old hopes to have an instant impact for Slaven Bilic’s squad, having known the manager from his spells coaching in Russia and Turkey. Continue reading…

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Goalless draw forces Liverpool and West Ham into FA Cup replay – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp praises his young team after a draw in the FA Cup fourth round clash against West Ham at Anfield on Saturday. West Ham’s goalkeeper Darren Randolph thwarted Liverpool’s attempts at scoring. Both Klopp and Slaven Bilić are not thrilled to have a replay Continue reading…

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Liverpool v West Ham United: FA Cup fourth round – live!

FA Cup fourth round: minute-by-minute updates from Anfield Liverpool’s Klopp unsure when Sturridge will play again Why not send your thoughts to Scott at scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.35pm GMT Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Caulker, Smith, Allen, Brannagan, Stewart, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke. Subs: Ward, Enrique, Ilori, Chrivella, Ojo, Sinclair, Randall. West Ham United: Randolph, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Song, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Valencia. Subs: Howes, O’Brien, Collins, Oxford, Cullen, Antonio, …

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West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson could be out for season with knee injury

• Full-back set to return to parent club Arsenal for rehabilitation • New signing Sam Byram now expected to play key role West Ham’s Carl Jenkinson could miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury, with the full-back set to return to his parent club Arsenal for his rehabilitation. The on-loan defender clashed with Sergio Agüero in West Ham’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday and…

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West Ham face possibility of groundsharing at the Olympic Stadium

• West Ham do not have the power to veto a groundshare • Karren Brady stated in 2014 the club would have said no to such a scenario West Ham do not have the power to veto a groundshare at the Olympic Stadium and such an agreement is still possible, according to the London Legacy Development Corporation. The LLDC finance executive, Geraldine Murphy, told an information tribunal that a groundshare could happen “if the teams co…

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Manchester City pin hopes on key trio after West Ham expose flaws

• Manuel Pellegrini to rely on Sergio Agüero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany • West Ham’s Slaven Bilic praises team for stretching title contenders While José Mourinho picked the wrong moment to talk about fake results when Manchester City thumped Chelsea 3-0 in August, the recently unemployed one certainly made a valid point about how the final score can unfairly alter the narrative. Mourinho’s line came to mind after more ruthless finishing from Sergio …

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Sergio Agüero rides to Manchester City’s rescue twice in West Ham draw

If these are indeed the final few months of Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure as Manchester City manager then he might as well enjoy them and, in particular, being paid to watch Sergio Agüero. This was another occasion in which the Argentina striker showed his clinical brilliance in front of goal, scoring either side of half-time and rescuing a point for his team that they hardly deserved. Related: West Ham United v Manchester City: Premier League –…

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Mauro Zárate set to join Fiorentina from West Ham for £1.6m

• West Ham striker to travel to Italy for a medical at Serie A club • Argentinian 28-year-old has had spells with Lazio and Inter Mauro Zárate’s spell at West Ham United is set to end with a move to Fiorentina. The Argentinian, who joined the Premier League club from Vélez Sarsfield in the summer of 2014, is set to travel to Italy for a medical and then expected to join the club in the next 24 hours. The 28-year-old…

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Sam Byram is just the latest young star Leeds United have failed to hold on to

West Ham completed the signing of the 22-year-old on Wednesday, leaving Leeds United with an all too familiar transfer window feeling The moment Leeds United’s president, Massimo Cellino, suggested he would ‘prefer to sign someone else’ even if Sam Byram changed his mind about the new contract offer he had turned down, the writing was on the wall for the player’s future at the club. The 22-year-old’s 143rd…

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Jonjo Shelvey’s pass-mastery delivers Newcastle to win over West Ham

Jonjo Shelvey announced his £12m arrival on Tyneside with a characteristically chameleon-like performance. If helping to create both Newcastle’s goals while also supplying the afternoon’s best passes delighted his new public, the former Swansea midfielder was lucky to escape a sending off as Steve McClaren finally got the better of Slaven Bilic. Newcastle’s former England manager and West Ham’s ex-Croatia coach are good friends and they embraced warmly at a final whistle which brought McClaren a first…

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Andy Carroll can still have ‘huge impact’ on West Ham’s season

• Slaven Bilic confirms striker is facing six weeks out • Manager hopes he can play final 10 to 15 games The West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, has confirmed Andy Carroll is facing up to six weeks out with his latest injury setback. The striker suffered a hamstring problem just 12 minutes into Tuesday night’s 3-1 win at Bournemouth and Bilic admits the 27-year-old is “gutted” at facing yet another spell on the sidelines. Continue reading…

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Why Savio Nsereko is one of the Premier League’s worst ever record signings

West Ham brought in £14m when they sold Craig Bellamy to Manchester City but the majority of that money was wasted in an inexplicably terrible deal By Tom Mason for These Football Times , part of the Guardian Sport Network There have been some dreadful club record signings in Premier League history. The broadcast TV deals of this era have granted football clubs Scrooge McDuck levels of wealth. Unfortunately, this has often left…

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Nikica Jelavic scores late for West Ham to defeat Wolves on dismal day

It would have sat quite uncomfortably with many West Ham fans if this was the last Cup match to be played at Upton Park, but Nikica Jelavic ensured West Ham will at least be in the draw for the fourth round by scoring the only goal of a dismal contest five minutes from the end. Kenny Jackett’s teams have never been easy to break down but for all of Wolves’ impressive resilience and organisation there was equally a lack of…

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West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini could face a month out with thigh injury

• Joint-chairman David Gold says player will undergo tests after limping off • Lanzini had performed well in 2-0 win over Liverpool Manuel Lanzini could be out of action for around a month after the West Ham United midfielder limped off during the 2-0 win over Liverpool , according to the club’s joint-chairman David Gold. The Argentinian, just back in the side following a thigh injury, had impressed against Jürgen Klopp’s side at Upton Park, hitting the post before being forced off late…

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Angry Jürgen Klopp claims Liverpool did not give 100% against West Ham

• ‘We have to again accept we didn’t play like we should,’ says Klopp • Goals from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll seal 2-0 win for West Ham Jürgen Klopp could not hide his anger with his Liverpool team after watching them lose 2-0 at West Ham yesterday, a result that puts their Champions League hopes in serious doubt. Related: Andy Carroll delivers knockout blow for West Ham against Liverpool Continue reading…

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West Ham United v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.45pm GMT game at Upton Park And tweet @bglendenning or mail barry.glendenning@theguardian.com 1.00pm GMT 13 min: West Ham are playing very well here, buoyed by the confidence gleaned from their early goal. Cresswell picks out Andy Carroll with a cross from the left, but the big Geordie’s header isn’t anywhere near powerful enough to trouble Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal. 12.58pm GMT 11 min: Antonio began…

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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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Slaven Bilic likens returning Dimitri Payet to Arsenal’s Mesut Özil

• West Ham playmaker is fit to face Liverpool after knee injury • Manuel Lanzini to make move from Al-Jazira permanent in spring Dimitri Payet, whom Slaven Bilic likened to Arsenal’s Mesut Özil, is fit for Saturday’s game against Liverpool at Upton Park. Whether the West Ham playmaker will start is dependent on how he performs in training but his rapid recovery from the knee injury he sustained in November means he will almost certainly make the squad. Payet was instrumental …

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Dimitri Payet may be thrown straight back in for West Ham v Liverpool

• ‘Is he in contention to start? Yes. He is back,’ says Slaven Bilic • Victor Moses and Winston Reid training but unlikely to feature in game The West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight in against Liverpool despite the midfielder being a month ahead of schedule in his fitness battle. The French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of West Ham’s impressive start to the season, was expected to …

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Andy Carroll comes off the bench to help West Ham beat Southampton

In the moments when Southampton were threatening to leave severe and lasting damage on West Ham United and the boos were ringing out around Upton Park, Slaven Bilic could have been forgiven if he had retreated into his shell. The visitors, buzzing after thrashing Arsenal on Boxing Day, created enough chances to win several matches and Ronald Koeman cannot have imagined that he would end up sighing that football is 90 or 95 minutes” after the quality of his …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 6
2 Arsenal 6
3 Brentford 4
4 Tottenham Hotspur 4
5 Newcastle United 4
6 Leeds United 4
7 Chelsea 4
8 Brighton & Hov… 4
9 Aston Villa 3
10 Nottingham Forest 3
11 AFC Bournemouth 3
12 Liverpool 2
13 Fulham 2
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
15 Leicester City 1
16 Crystal Palace 1
17 Southampton 1
18 Everton 0
19 West Ham United 0
20 Manchester United 0

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