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West Ham need the hunger to keep clean sheets, says Slaven Bilic

• Londoners head for Anfield after 5-1 thrashing by Arsenal • Speculation has mounted over the commitment of the squad West Ham United must develop a “clean sheet mentality” if they are to arrest the slide that has seen them slip to the edge of the relegation zone, according to Slaven Bilic. The Hammers face a challenging trip to Anfield on Sunday, the fourth in a run of big games. After taking a point from …

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West Ham’s Álvaro Arbeloa: I don’t regret coming at all. I want to be here to the end | Sid Lowe

The Spanish defender backs his manager Slaven Bilic but feels the players ‘should be killing each other a bit more’ over their side’s recent disappointments Álvaro Arbeloa could see them go – they weren’t exactly sneaking out. Even before Alexis Sánchez scored Arsenal’s final goal last Saturday, thousands of West Ham fans had left the London Stadium, those long, painful closing minutes played before sweeps of empty white seats. The Spaniard couldn’t stop them; nor …

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Manchester United sink West Ham with Ibrahimovic and Martial doubles

Manchester United swept into the EFL Cup semi-finals with the kind of buccaneering display missing from their recent history. This was fast and ruthless and surely had José Mourinho beaming. The Portuguese’s side were unstoppable and at United the hope will be this proves the moment it all clicked for him and his players on an evening when the tone was set from the opening moment. Related: Manchester United avoid Liverpool in EFL Cup semi-final draw Related…

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The FA Cup is ditching more replays, denying us some classic matches

A look back at previous replays in FA Cup finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals suggests we should be celebrating these historic fixtures rather than culling them By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network There was barely a flicker of resistance or a whisper of a protest when the FA announced that there will no more replays at the quarter-final stage of the FA …

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll ‘threatened by gunmen’ while in car

Met police investigating incident after footballer said he was threatened and pursued by two motorists as he drove home from training West Ham United footballer Andy Carroll was threatened by men claiming to be armed with a gun in an attempted robbery as he returned home from a training session. The 27-year-old striker was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon back to his home in Essex when he approached by two motorcyclists, gesturing that they had a firearm, at a junction shortly…

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Man found guilty over hamper scam targeting West Ham staff

Stephen Ackerman took payment from players and the then manager Sam Allardyce for luxury goods that were never delivered A man who conned Premier League footballers and the former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been convicted of fraud. Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including the club’s then manager Allardyce, the striker Andy Carroll and midfielder Kevin Nolan – when he visited the east London club’s …

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Second half confidence was ‘the difference’ says Everton manager Ronald Koeman – video

Everton manager Ronald Koeman praises his side’s second half performance in their win over West Ham. Speaking after the 2-0 result on Sunday, Koeman contrasted the two halves by highlighting the differing levels of confidence exhibited by his team, later stating “that was the difference” Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley get Everton back on track against West Ham Continue reading…

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Cheikhou Kouyaté inspires West Ham but clashes mar win over Chelsea

It had always promised to be an incendiary tie and, for 90 minutes, it looked as though it would be celebrated for the football, which was fast, open and exciting. West Ham United finally delivered a performance and got a result to electrify their new stadium. But everything that went before was marred in stoppage time when the Chelsea supporters began to stream for the exit – at the back of …

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West Ham take ‘robust’ steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea

• Restrictions on ticket and alcohol sales at high-risk fixture • London Stadium stewarding beefed up following disturbances West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a “robust policing plan” aimed at minimising crowd trouble at the EFL Cup tie on Wednesday. There has been trepidation surrounding the fixture ever since the draw for the fourth round was made last month given the rivalry that exists between the clubs and the…

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Slaven Bilic responds to pressure after West Ham draw with Middlesbrough – video

Slaven Bilic responds to questions over his position as West Ham manager following a draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday, following four Premier League defeats. Bilic says West Ham need some luck, and that the poor performances are his responsibility Dimitri Payet magic earns West Ham a point against Middlesbrough Continue reading…

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West Ham delay night out investigation until after Middlesbrough game

• Slaven Bilic reiterates it was his idea to promote team bonding • Social media reports have suggested two players were drunk Slaven Bilic has said that it was his idea for his players to have a night out together and revealed that he will wait until after West Ham United’s game against Middlesbrough on Saturday before deciding whether to take action against Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph following claims that the pair were drunk on Tuesday afternoon…

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West Ham investigate Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph over drinking claims

• Pictures surfaced on social media of players on Tuesday afternoon • Hammers have lost five of their six Premier League games this season West Ham are investigating claims the striker Andy Carroll and goalkeeper Darren Randolph were drunk on Tuesday afternoon following a club-sanctioned night out on Monday. There were conflicting reports on social media but the manager, Slaven Bilic, is likely to have questions for the pair. …

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West Ham restore order off the field but are in disarray on it

West Ham took steps to ensure there was no disorder in the stands but the team was in chaos on the pitch during the 3-0 defeat by Southampton There was some good news for West Ham United on Sunday. Segregation between home and away supporters was effective, well stewarded and looked like the kind of precaution that might normally be put in place at a Premier League match. Not only that, but there were 950 stewards at work around the…

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Charlie Austin maintains his hot goal streak as Southampton beat West Ham

The initial temptation is to blame the ground and say that West Ham United were sorely mistaken when they decided to leave Upton Park. The initial burst of optimism that greeted their move to the London Stadium has been replaced by an unmistakable sense of drift, on and off the pitch, and Slaven Bilic’s face was fraught with concern as he watched his ragged team slump to a deserved 3-0 defeat at the hands of Claude Puel’s sleek Southampton. …

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester City back in for Leonardo Bonucci?

Today’s fluff can sing just like our fathers Another day, another round of stories predicting the imminent demise of Francesco Guidolin , who signed a two-year contract at Swansea just four months ago and has since inspired his team to five league points out of a possible 21 – this morning the Sun say he is “rapidly running out of time”, the Mirror that he “may be just one game from the sack” and …

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Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United: Premier League – as it happened

Two Raheem Sterling goals and one from Fernandinho sealed a 3-1 win for Manchester City over West Ham, maintaining their 100% record 6.10pm BST Related: Manchester City continue winning start as Raheem Sterling sees off West Ham 5.57pm BST That should be yer lot from here. Cheers for reading, everyone. 5.56pm BST That was a rather curious game. City’s control was total in the first half, but after the break they seemed …

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Claudio Bravo will not make Manchester City debut against West Ham

• Pep Guardiola reluctant to rush £13.75m signing into action • City manager suggests Joe Hart could stay and fight for his place Claudio Bravo will not be rushed into the Manchester City side for the Premier League home match with West Ham United on Sunday. The goalkeeper completed a £13.75m move from Barcelona to City on Thursday and was expected to be installed immediately as Pep Guardiola’s No1. However the…

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Simone Zaza set for medical after West Ham agree £24m fee with Juventus

• Italy striker agrees personal terms for move to east London • Zaza set to fly to England to complete transfer on Friday West Ham have agreed a €28m (£24m) fee with Juventus for Simone Zaza, with the Italy striker set to fly to England on Friday for his medical after agreeing personal terms. Zaza, who missed a penalty for Italy in their penalty shootout defeat to Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter…

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Argentina Under-23 striker Jonathan Calleri joins West Ham on loan

• Forward represented his country at Rio Olympics • Record signing Andre Ayew needs scans on thigh injury Jonathan Calleri has completed a season-long loan move to West Ham from the Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado. The 22-year-old linked up with his new team-mates at training on Tuesday and will go straight into the squad for Thursday’s Europa League play-off first leg with Astra Giurgiu in Romania. Related: West Ham sign…

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa sinks West Ham to give Antonio Conte debut victory

Antonio Conte has his lift-off and, already, Chelsea feel like a club revived. The 10th permanent managerial appointment of Roman Abramovich’s ownership ended this ferocious derby leaping in delight on the touchline, then burying himself in the front row of supporters in the east stand, as Stamford Bridge erupted all around. After all last season’s dismal toils, this felt like a restorative victory. One win in and, already, Conte is adored. The…

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Ten young Premier League players who could make 2016-17 their season

Tottenham’s Josh Onomah, Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo are among the players aged 23 and under who can make a big impact Tottenham Age 19, Midfielder Continue reading…

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West Ham prepare for their Olympic Stadium debut – video

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic speaks on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s second leg match against Domzale as part of the third qualifying round for the UEFA Europa league. The game will be the first played in the former London 2012 Olympic ground which is now home to West Ham. The ground will have a capacity of 60,000 people and season tickets for the stadium have sold out Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell: ‘Sam Allardyce works on your weaknesses every day’

The West Ham left-back was signed for the club by Allardyce and says the 61-year-old would be a good fit for England For West Ham, newness is everywhere. It is around eight months since Aaron Cresswell last visited the Olympic Stadium and now, seeing the club’s livery dotted around for the first time, there is an early chance to feel at home. Cresswell has been promoting this season’s kit – some things are more of a novelty …

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United?

Today’s fluff is a few votes short of a majority Tottenham ’s search for a striker has now taken them to Roma, where they are busily discussing a possible £11.5m move for their 20-year-old Paraguayan ace Antonio Sanabria . Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign two forwards this summer, with Alkmaar’s Vincent Janssen pencilled in as the other, and have turned to Sanabria after cooling their interest in Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi because of his club’s £30m asking price and the …

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Sofiane Feghouli signs for West Ham from Valencia on free transfer

• 26-year-old winger will join Slaven Bilic’s side on 1 July • Feghouli: ‘The history of the club is very important for me in my decision’ The Algeria winger Sofian Feghouli has signed for West Ham United on a free transfer from Valencia. The 26-year-old winger will officially join the club on a three-year deal on 1 July. Capped 40 times by his country, he will move to the Premier League following six seasons with Valencia. Related: Dimitri…

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Premier League 2015-16 fans’ verdicts part two: Newcastle to West Ham

Featuring: Praise for gallows humour; Stoke’s dramatic slump; and Sunderland’s annual production of The Great Escape Part one: Arsenal to Manchester United Related: Where did it go wrong for Newcastle this season? Fans react to their relegation Related: Ronald Koeman urges Southampton to show ambition as contract talks loom Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Related: Mauricio Pochettino drinks in wise words from his inspiration Alex Ferguson Related: Quique Sánchez Flores was no longer the answer…

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