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Leicester and Southampton make £20m bids for Norwich’s James Maddison

• Norwich midfielder also wanted by Everton attracts £20m bids • West Ham frustrated over Felipe Anderson price hike by Lazio Leicester and Southampton are battling to sign James Maddison after lodging opening bids for the Norwich midfielder. The expectation at the start of last week was that Everton would make the first move for the 21-year-old. Leicester and Southampton appear to have stolen a march on Marco Silva’s side, Fulham and West Ham after offering £20m plus add…

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West Ham to meet Lazio officials over potential move for Felipe Anderson

• Hammers could make offer of £30.8m for Brazilian winger • Defender Declan Rice rejects club’s offer of new contract West Ham will meet Lazio officials in Rome next week as part of their attempt to sign Felipe Anderson. Manuel Pellegrini is an admirer of Anderson, who is understood to be keen on a move to London, and West Ham have identified the Brazilian winger as a key target this summer. The London club are hopeful an…

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West Ham’s Manuel Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile

• Incident took place in Santiago on Saturday night • Pellegrini and his wife escaped unhurt West Ham manager Pellegrini and his wife escaped unhurt has thanked police in Chile for their quick response after he and his wife were reportedly mugged at gunpoint. The incident occurred in the Santiago suburb of Vitacura on Saturday night as the couple headed to a restaurant for a meal. Pellegrini’s wife, Carola Pucci, is reported to have had her handbag stolen before the …

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West Ham United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off Sign up now to The Fiver, our daily football email And you can email Simon here , or tweet him here 7.04pm BST So since they lost at Brighton on Friday Manchester United have jettisoned Rojo, Young, Darmian, Mata, Fellaini, Matic, Martial and Rashford, and brought in Lindelof, Jones, Valencia, Herrera, McTominay, Shaw, Lingard and Sanchez. That’s quite the turnaround. 6.47pm BST No changes …

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West Ham v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Live updates as Manchester City travel to east London to take on West Ham All the goals as they go in around Europe Get in touch with Nick via email or on Twitter, @NickAmes82 1.47pm BST From Matt Loten on City’s selection: “Whilst I understand Pep wants to set a new Premier League points record, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t found room in his starting XI for the likes of Phil Foden or Brahim Diaz …

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Arsenal fans ambivalent despite win as Arsène Wenger starts long goodbye | David Hytner

The Frenchman will doubtless receive a vociferous send off as his departure draws closer but the response in the stands was distinctly low key during the victory over West ham The promise had come from Ivan Gazidis. Arsène Wenger’s final game at the Emirates Stadium, the chief executive thundered, would feature “a send-off that the world will take notice of”. That is for later – 6 May against Burnley, to be precise. But what of the manager’s …

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Chelsea 1-1 West Ham: Premier League – as it happened

An expert finish from Javier Hernandez and some fine goalkeeping from Joe Hart earned West Ham a valuable point at Stamford Bridge 6.24pm BST Chelsea are booed off, which is a bit harsh . They played pretty well and should have won, but Joe Hart made three excellent saves and the substitute Javier Hernandez scored an emphatic equaliser. West Ham are now six points clear of the relegation places, and should have more than enough to stay in this division…

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‘The London Stadium was supposed to be the land of milk and honey’ | Paul MacInnes

West Ham supporters saw their side record a crucial win over Southampton but dissatisfaction with the board still runs high The fans are protesting because they’ve had enough. We’ve been lied to systematically since we moved here. This was supposed to be the land of milk and honey but it’s hardly turned out that way. The ground is a joke. We’ve had a net spend of about £23m. We moved away from Upton Park but what …

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Mark Hughes needs Charlie Austin fit and firing to save Southampton

Southampton will leapfrog West Ham and escape the bottom three if they win their first league game under Mark Hughes By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network Chelsea and Tottenham meet in a London derby on Sunday to battle it out for fourth place place and the capital also hosts the big relegation clash of the weekend on Saturday, when Southampton travel to West Ham. The two sides sit either side of the dreaded dotted line, with Saints …

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West Ham face threat of playing behind closed doors

• Warning follows crowd trouble in Burnley game at London Stadium • Club warned that any future trouble will lead to sanction West Ham United have been warned they could face playing behind closed doors if there is a repeat of the crowd trouble that marred their 3-0 home defeat against Burnley. Related: Delusions of stadium grandeur haunt West Ham and club’s owners | Richard Williams Continue reading…

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‘West Ham will be a lost love while these owners remain in charge’

The board brought Saturday’s crowd trouble upon itself by refusing to acknowledge the stadium and team are substandard, says season-ticket holder Jim Kearns The question to ask about West Ham is not “How have things got this bad”, but instead “How were they ever that good”? Saturday was the inevitable corollary of having a board of directors who speak with grandiloquence about the Champions League and then behave as though they…

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The key fixtures in the Premier League relegation battle

The teams at the bottom have 10 games to save their season. Here are the make-or-break fixtures to look out for By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network There were some huge results in the battle against relegation last weekend, with Watford , Brighton and Huddersfield all picking up wins that have moved them much closer to securing their Premier League status for another season. Huddersfield’s 2-1 victory at West Brom leaves the Baggies seven points from …

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David Moyes says West Ham tried to sign two African players on deadline day

• David Moyes: ‘West Ham are a multinational club’ • ‘We want to buy the best and it doesn’t matter where they’re from’ David Moyes has said there is no policy at West Ham United against signing African players and that the club had tried to bring in two on deadline day. West Ham have been under scrutiny since it emerged that Tony Henry, the club’s head of recruitment, apparently told an agent in an …

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Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United: match preview

Brighton have only claimed victory three times at home this season and their position is beginning to look complicated. The visit of West Ham, blighted by injury and off-field problems, looks like a good opportunity to end their six-match winless run. Record signing Jürgen Locadia is not ready for involvement just yet, although he has begun training, but Leonardo Ulloa should get some minutes on returning to his old home. Brighton are approaching the…

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West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku given six-game ban for spitting

• Defender was sent off for spitting at Wigan’s Nick Powell • Six-game suspension adds to Hammers’ personnel crisis The West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku has been banned for six games by the Football Association for spitting at the Wigan midfielder Nick Powell. The Hammers left-back apologised after being sent off during Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to the League One side on Saturday. Related: Will Grigg hits double as Wigan cause FA

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West Ham in talks to sign João Mário from Internazionale on loan

• West Ham pursuing midfielder after losing Manuel Lanzini to injury • Club willing to pay wages in full but want compromise over loan fee West Ham are in talks with Internazionale over signing the midfielder João Mário on loan after losing Manuel Lanzini for six weeks to injury. Lanzini has ruptured a hamstring, prompting West Ham to step up their pursuit of João Mário, who is not a regular starter at …

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West Ham’s Reece Burke finds finish to end Shrewsbury’s resistance

West Ham finally saw off Shrewsbury in added time of their FA Cup third round replay but it took a thumping volley from a rookie centre-half to do so. Reece Burke scored his first goal for the club with seven minutes remaining of the added half-hour at a chilly London Stadium. He smashed home Marko Arnautovic’s cutback off the underside of the bar, just when the match looked like heading to penalties without a single goal in…

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Leicester v Fleetwood, West Ham v Shrewsbury and more: FA Cup replays – live!

Live updates from all the FA Cup third-round replays Follow all Tuesday’s latest scores here Feel free to email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.11pm GMT So PA are getting their game together, and these are the names I’ve been given – I’ll add the rest as they arrive: Leicester v Fleetwood Town Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Iborra, Adrien Silva, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, …

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Huddersfield Town v West Ham United: match preview

Huddersfield have not won in the league since their impressive 4-1 victory at Watford on 16 December but their manager, David Wagner, has acted quickly to address any danger of a slump in form by freshening up his squad with the signings of Terence Kongolo and Alex Pritchard. Both are expected to make their debuts against a West Ham side who have fitness doubts over several key players. Rich Flower Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading…

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My 50 years of football reporting, from Hurst and Moore to VAR via Le Tissier | Jeremy Alexander

After half a century covering the game in all its guises, with escalating wages and silly celebrations, it is League Two that provides the perfect swan song Leicester City 5, West Ham United 4: it was quite a match to kick off half a century on the highways and byways of football, writing more as a neutral fan than hard-nosed reporter. The ground was Filbert Street, the date 27 August 1966, four weeks after England won …

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Manchester City v Watford, Swansea v Tottenham and more – live!

Premier League and Championship updates from Tuesday’s games Live scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matches And feel free to ping Nick an email or tweet him here 9.40pm GMT These results have put Stoke in the relegation zone – and Southampton on the brink of it. 9.39pm GMT It wasn’t pretty, it was never going to be in those conditions, but that’s job done for Spurs even if there are question marks about at least one of …

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West Ham to recall Reece Oxford from Gladbach loan and target Schürrle

• England Under-20 defender Oxford was close to joining RB Leipzig • Former Chelsea forward André Schürrle could arrive on loan West Ham have decided against selling Reece Oxford to RB Leipzig and intend to recall him from his season-long loan with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Gladbach had been hopeful of signing Oxford on a permanent basis, only for their wealthier Bundesliga rivals to revive their interest in the England Under-20 international. Leipzig, who are fifth in the Bundesliga , were…

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West Ham interested in signing Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla, says David Moyes

• Moyes could face competition from Everton for midfielder’s signature • Harry Arter and Alfie Mawson also among West Ham’s possible targets David Moyes has revealed that he would be interested in signing Steven Nzonzi if Sevilla decide to sell the French midfielder next month. West Ham United’s manager is keen to bolster his options in central midfield and is aware that Nzonzi, who has been seen in London this month, has fallen out …

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West Ham’s David Moyes spares a thought for displaced Joe Hart

• England goalkeeper has lost his starting place to Adrián • Moyes savours first win since taking charge at London Stadium David Moyes has admitted that his “compassion” for Joe Hart’s position as England No1 made it difficult to leave the West Ham United loanee out of their 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday. Hart had been ineligible to play against Manchester City, his parent club, six days previously and saw his replacement …

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Manchester City and David Silva dig deep to break Hart-less West Ham

Manchester City again frustrated Manchester United by grabbing a late victory and all three points. The score showed 1-1 and the clock 83 minutes when Pep Guardiola’s men produced yet another dramatic winner. Kevin De Bruyne nonchalantly flicked a ball over from the right and there was an acrobatic David Silva to hit home. This sent the Etihad Stadium into raptures, made it nine points claimed in the closing eight minutes of matches this term, and…

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Forget Premier League’s alleged dinosaurs, it’s open and progressive | Sachin Nakrani

The appointments of Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes et al have caught flak but foreign managers from Pep Guardiola to Marco Silva are shining and likewise Englishmen such as Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe It is a little more than a month since Sam Allardyce appeared alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray in their TV studio in Doha and moaned, without a hint of irony, about foreigners taking all the plum jobs. Well, more or less. What Allardyce …

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