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FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up front While Southampton will take something from getting this far in the world’s most celebrated domestic cup competition there are other, more pressing priorities, such as making a late dash for safety in the Premier League. Can they take any hope from their performance? Not from the first half. Olivier Giroud’s goal at the …

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Will Grigg hits double as Wigan cause FA Cup upset against 10-man West Ham

A feeble West Ham performance saw David Moyes’s depleted side become Wigan Athletic’s latest Premier League victims, in a Cup tie overshadowed by the dismissal of Arthur Masuaku early in the second half for spitting. It will be a pity if the game is remembered only for that, or for a West Ham injury list running into double figures, for this was a lively Wigan performance that was perhaps even better than the one that dumped…

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Happy-go-lucky Shrewsbury ready to punish Moyes’s grim West Ham realism | Paul Wilson

Paul Hurst’s high-flyers have been defying expectations all season and will offer a stern FA Cup test for a side with both eyes on Premier League safety A funny thing happened when Shrewsbury Town played at Wigan on Boxing Day. The visitors earned a goalless draw to end a run of five straight wins by the League One leaders, though that was not entirely unexpected. What was odd was that…

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Premier League and FA Cup: talking points from the weekend’s action

Arsène Wenger overcomes resistance to change, Aitor Karanka wants fighters more than Stewart Downing, and José Mourinho has more pressing concerns than getting revenge at Chelsea One of the many criticisms routinely directed at Arsène Wenger concerns his tactical conservatism and it is fair to say that he has seldom deviated from his preferred and predictable 4-2-3-1 in recent years. But on the back of a crucial drop in form Wenger has actually started the last two games with a new plan, playing…

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Bilic: City lacking confidence under Guardiola

The West Ham boss feels sticking to their possession-based style through a tricky run has led Manchester City to question themselves

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The adventurous formation West Ham should adopt v Man City

Another year passes and another begins. Once again we face the New Year with the traditional 3rd round of the FA Cup, and it never comes tougher than a meeting against a Manchester City team bristling with talent and quality all over the pitch. While much of the first half of the season has been […]

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West Ham v Manchester United: FA Cup quarter-final replay – live!

FA Cup quarter-final replay updates from the 7pm BST kick-off Manchester United’s Van Gaal faces slim last chance at West Ham barry.glendenning@theguardian.com on email or tweet @bglendenning 6.12pm BST West Ham: Randolph, Antonio, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Valencia, Lanzini, Payet, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Obiang, Collins, Moses, Emenike, Hendrie, Oxford. 6.10pm BST Manchester United were late for their match against Spurs last weekend, only arriving at White…

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Bilic confident ahead of West Ham’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United – video

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic speaks to the press on Tuesday ahead of his team’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. Bilic says the match could not be bigger and hopes that playing at Boleyn Ground will help his team beat Louis van Gaal’s squad Slaven Bilic confident West Ham will beat Manchester United in FA Cup Continue reading…

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Bilic: I don’t want Rooney to play against West Ham

The West Ham manager believes his side are favourites to progress from the last-four cup tie against Louis van Gaal’s side on Wednesday

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Louis van Gaal demands better communication to tame Andy Carroll

• Manchester United manager says his centre-backs must improve • Van Gaal praises ‘special qualities’ of West Ham striker before FA Cup replay Louis van Gaal will demand his centre-backs communicate better to deal with West Ham United’s Andy Carroll and keep alive Manchester United’s “last chance of a title” in the FA Cup. On Wednesday night the Dutchman’s side are at the Boleyn Ground for a quarter-final replay after …

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Bilic: We’re going to be even more confident against Manchester United in replay

Bilic: We’re going to be even more confident against Manchester United in replay

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West Ham are aiming for FA Cup and Champions League, says Andy Carroll

• ‘We want both, definitely’, says confident striker after Old Trafford draw • Player also says he has not given up hope of playing for England at Euro 2016 Andy Carroll says West Ham United are targeting winning the FA Cup and securing a Champions League place, with the striker also hopeful of being selected for England’s Euro 2016 squad. Slaven Bilic’s side drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday …

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Payet: I didn’t think I’d beat De Gea from there!

The West Ham midfielder felt he had a bit of luck with his stunning goal which clipped the post on the way in but admits it was the best free-kick he has ever scored in his career

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Slaven Bilic defends Dimitri Payet against Louis van Gaal’s ‘dive’ accusation

• Bilic: ‘There is more than a contact. It is definitely not a dive’ • Van Gaal: ‘Payet was more or less diving’ in FA Cup quarter-final Slaven Bilic defended Dimitri Payet against Louis van Gaal’s claim the Frenchman dived for a penalty in West Ham United’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the FA Cup sixth-round at Old Trafford. Payet went down in the area as Marcos Rojo …

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Man Utd showed their spirit after nasty week – Van Gaal

The Red Devils’ mental strength impressed the 64-year-old in their FA Cup draw with West Ham, though he admitted the visitors were the better side for a time

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Van Gaal ‘disappointed’ with fan reaction to Fellaini substitution

The Belgian midfielder endured a tough afternoon against West Ham and was sarcastically cheered when he was replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger

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The West Ham tactics and XI needed to beat Man United…

There is something very unusual occurring at West Ham, almost defying the natural laws of football physics. As children, didn’t we learn that after the Christmas/New Year decorations were hoisted high around London, West Ham’s fortunes fell down soon thereafter? All part of being a West Ham fan, we thought. However, there were always enough

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The Dozen: the best photos from the FA Cup fifth round

Rounding up all the action and emotion from the FA Cup Continue reading…

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FA Cup: talking points from the fifth-round matches

Willy Caballero is too much of a risk for Manchester City to play in Capital One Cup final while Nabil Bentaleb’s Tottenham season may now be all but over With all the focus on Manuel Pellegrini’s team selection, the post-match reaction to the heaviest defeat in Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi era largely overlooked the fact that some of the least impressive performances came from their senior players. Martín Demichelis was once a centre-half of high reputation …

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West Ham simply have no excuse against Blackburn on Sunday

This FA Cup journey could be our best chance to yet to get to Wembley as there have a number of potential favourites already eliminated from the competition, like Premier League leaders Leicester City, while the likes of Chelsea and Man City have been drawn together. A victory against Blackburn will see us into the

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Bilic feels weight of history after Liverpool win

The Hammers progressed to the fifth round at the Reds’ expense as Angelo Ogbonna headed home in the last minute of extra time, much to the delight of his manager

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Klopp rues Liverpool’s wastefulness after FA Cup exit

The Reds boss was disappointed to crash out of the competition at Upton Park as he felt his side were the better team and enjoyed the better openings

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West Ham 2-1 Liverpool (aet): Ogbonna snatches win in extra time

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

FA Cup fourth round replay from Upton Park (7.45pm GMT kick-off) Liverpool owners discuss ticket prices again as fans plan further protests And feel free to send an email to scott.murray@theguardian.com 12.21pm GMT West Ham United go into this match as strong favourites, whatever team Liverpool decide to put out. The logic is simple enough. They’ve beaten tonight’s opponents home and away in the league this season…

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Jürgen Klopp hails Liverpool youngsters but remains mindful of task in hand

• Klopp says he is enjoying precious time with Liverpool youngsters • Liverpool manager reiterates ‘Premier League is main tournament’ Jürgen Klopp’s exasperation was understandable. A replay against West Ham United ruined plans for a first full week of training since before Christmas and, should Liverpool triumph at Upton Park, the Capital One Cup final will bring February to a close after eight games in 27 days. January had nine in 29. And there is the small matter of…

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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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