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West Ham 0-3 Manchester City (agg 0-9) | League Cup semi-final 2nd leg

Sam Allardyce had mused after West Ham United’s Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Tottenham Hotspur, in the knowledge that it would be Manchester City next, that the competition’s format had a flaw. “It is a shame,” the West Ham manager said, “that the semi-final cannot be over one leg.” He suggested that West Ham might have a chance if that one-off tie were at Upton Park. The events here did little to strengthen the hypothesis. Yes, this semi-final was already…

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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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West Ham v Manchester City – live! | Scott Murray

Minute-by-minute report: Will West Ham salvage some pride after their 6-0 first-leg defeat? Find out with Scott Murray Scott Murray

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Sam Allardyce admits Ravel Morrison could leave West Ham in January

• Manager believes midfielder may have been unsettled • But Fulham made a ‘derisory’ offer for the player Sam Allardyce has accepted that Ravel Morrison could leave West Ham United this winter, saying that the midfielder may have been unsettled despite a “derisory” transfer offer from Fulham. Morrison, who joined the Hammers in 2012 from Manchester United , is valued at £10m by the east London club but Fulham’s initial bid, confirmed last week by their manager, René Meulensteen, …

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West Ham’s Allardyce ambivalent about Chelsea trip as he looks to February

• Hammers manager targets 22 points from 16 league matches • Newcastle United still eager to sign Loïc Rémy from QPR If West Ham are looking for silver linings, there is always Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City to get excited about. Admittedly, West Ham are 6-0 down from the first leg but a cup semi-final is undoubtedly a grand occasion. Andy Carroll might get another run-out. Kevin Nolan will be …

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce feels pressure mount after loss to Newcastle

• West Ham manager rues transfer and injury frustrations • Home fans jeer Sam Allardyce during another defeat Sam Allardyce was under increasing pressure after West Ham United dropped back into the bottom three after a dismal 3-1 defeat against Newcastle at Upton Park on Saturday, with the manager blaming defensive lapses and expressing frustration over a number of setbacks in the transfer market this month. While West Ham believe that Allardyce remains the man to keep them up, supporters could …

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Mark Noble embodies the caring attitude at West Ham United

The midfielder can see the funny side of that cup debacle but is fully committed to keeping West Ham in the Premier League Mark Noble is laughing, even though the conversation has turned to West Ham United’s traumatic experience against Manchester City in their Capital One Cup semi-final. Given that the wounds inflicted by City remain raw, it does not feel like a subject that is ripe for comedy at West Ham’s training ground, rather one that should be approached with caution. …

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Newcastle’s Alan Pardew face to face with West Ham’s Sam Allardyce | Louise Taylor

The managers have the two clubs in common and both are in need of a Premier League victory Sam Allardyce was in full flow, talking tactics as he addressed Newcastle United’s squad. Noting that the manager’s pre-match briefing concentrated primarily on stopping the opposition, one player interjected. “But what do you want us to do when we have the ball?” he asked. Shortly afterwards Allardyce’s torrid, improvisation light, eight-month Tyneside tenure ended. Accelerated by an…

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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 to complain over alleged Fulham ‘tapping up’ of Ravel Morrison

• Officials unhappy over comments from Fulham manager • Rene Meulensteen said: ‘The player wants to come here’ West Ham have issued a complaint to the Premier League alleging Fulham have “tapped up” Ravel Morrison. The club have been angered by comments made on Tuesday by the Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen after his side’s win over Norwich – Meulensteen telling reporters that an initial bid for Morrison had been “knocked back”, but that a higher offer may …

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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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Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United | Premier League match report

Sam Allardyce and his team, beaten in five of their previous six matches, took the lead just before half-time through Carlton Cole, then gutsily withstood Cardiff’s second half pressure, even after James Tomkins had been sent off. By way of reward the 10 men scored a second, through Mark Noble, in added time The result leaves Cardiff deeper in trouble, with just one win in their last 11 league matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had his new signing, Magnus Eikrem…

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Sam Allardyce set to take ‘calculated risk’ with Andy Carroll’s comeback

• Striker has not played this term but may be involved at Cardiff • Carroll has only just returned to training after foot injury The West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admits he will be taking a “calculated risk” if he involves Andy Carroll in the Hammers’ crucial Premier League meeting with Cardiff. The England international has not featured this season after struggling with a foot injury but could come to Allardyce’s rescue as the club look to end…

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Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo is targeting Wembley and top scorer prize

• Spaniard has Sergio Agüero’s goal tally in his sights • Negredo points out that West Ham tie is not yet over Álvaro Negredo has called for humility from his Manchester City team-mates before the League Cup semi-final, second leg against West Ham United, and admitted he hopes to finish the season as the club’s top scorer ahead of Sergio Agüero. With Manuel Pellegrini’s side 6-0 ahead from Wednesday’s first leg at the Etihad – where Negredo scored a fabulous left-foot…

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Sam Allardyce rallies West Ham fans and welcomes back Andy Carroll

• You come out fighting or sink and die, says Allardyce • Carroll likely to be on the bench for Cardiff game Sam Allardyce has insisted in an email to West Ham fans he will “come out fighting” following his team’s dismal 6-0 defeat at Manchester City , a result that has persuaded the club to drastically reduce under-18 ticket prices for the semi-final, second leg on Tuesday week. West Ham, who have conceded 11 goals in their past two …

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West Ham’s travelling fans call on Sam Allardyce to go after 6-0 thrashing

• Manchester City result prompts fury from away supporters • Manager accepts job is in danger if current form continues West Ham United fans vented their fury at Sam Allardyce during their team’s 6-0 hammering at Manchester City – by singing obscene chants inviting him to leave his job. While Allardyce accepted that the invective was understandable given the terrible Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg result, the 59-year-old risked angering supporters further by suggesting the…

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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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Sam Allardyce happy with support from West Ham United board – video

Sam Allardyce speaks after terrible recent string of results which leaves the club in the bottom three of the Premier League

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Sam Allardyce facing ‘near impossible task’, say West Ham chairmen

• ‘We know Sam has not lost his ambition or desire’ • Club also close to completing first January signing Sam Allardyce has been handed “a near impossible task” in turning around West Ham United’s slump in form, according to the club’s co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, who have written an open letter to fans promising to save West Ham from relegation. The duo also confirmed in the letter that they are close to…

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Nottingham Forest v West Ham United – live! | Jacob Steinberg

Minute-by-minute report: Can Nottingham Forest beat West Ham in the third round of the FA Cup? Find out with Jacob Steinberg Jacob Steinberg

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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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Everton’s John Heitinga rejects chance to join West Ham in World Cup year

• Defender confident of other suitors to improve Brazil hopes • ‘You have to be convinced that you are taking the right step’ John Heitinga has turned down a move from Everton to West Ham United, saying he felt it was not the right step for his career. The defender’s place at the World Cup in Brazil this June is at risk because he has not played in the league this season but the 30-year-old is confident he will find another new club during this month’s transfer …

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Fulham 2-1 West Ham United | Premier League match report

West Ham’s relegation worries deepened as they sunk to a deserved defeat at fellow strugglers Fulham after their captain, Kevin Nolan, was sent off in the first half for kicking out at Fernando Amorebieta. Sam Allardyce’s side had taken an early lead thanks to Mohamed Diamé but Steve Sidwell equalised for the hosts before Nolan’s inexcusable folly left the already weakened visitors at a numerical disadvantage. Fulham, who were superior even before the red card, dominated the rest of the game and secured victory with a goal from Dimitar Berbatov…

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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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