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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea’s Diego Costa to leave for PSG?

Today’s fluff is reeling from aftershocks Leicester City fans caused seismic waves with a magnitude of 0.3 when they celebrated their 89th-minute winner against Norwich , according to Leicester University students who were testing for earthquakes nearby at the time. But there may be more than a minor tremor in the city when it is discovered that Jamie Vardy ’s new contract contains a clause that allows him to leave the club for a relatively affordable £30m, a…

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West Ham warn fans to behave in derby against Spurs

• Co-chairmen say they will not tolerate vile chanting at game • ‘Racist, antisemitic and homophobic behaviour will be punished’ West Ham have urged their fans to behave during the derby showdown with Tottenham on Wednesday night. The fixture has been marred in the past by incidents of antisemitic chanting as well as violence, with one man stabbed before the meeting at White Hart Lane in November. Related: Michail Antonio’s winner for West

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Allardyce concerned about Sunderland future despite Bilic support

Sunderland’s failure to take their chances left Sam Allardyce disappointed while West Ham’s Slaven Bilic refused to say European qualification is a target Slaven Bilic was talking in a cramped anteroom to the West Ham media centre when Sam Allardyce, perhaps touring the Upton Park corridors for one last time, emerged from a side door. “See you next season, hopefully,” the Sunderland manager said to his counterpart as they clasped hands. “You will, you will,” …

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West Ham win appeal to have Cheikhou Kouyaté’s one-match ban withdrawn

• Senegalese had been sent off against during West Ham’s win over Blackburn • 26-year-old now free to play this weekend against Sunderland for London club West Ham United have appealed successfully against Cheikhou Kouyaté’s one-match suspension for the Senegalese’s red card during the club’s 5-1 win at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday. Related: West Ham’s Emmanuel Emenike and Dimitri Payet run riot at Blackburn Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Emmanuel Emenike and Dimitri Payet run riot at Blackburn

West Ham United took advantage of a Blackburn Rovers implosion after Chris Taylor was needlessly sent off to secure passage into the FA Cup quarter-finals. As Paul Lambert, the Rovers manager, said: “I thought for 55 minutes we were very good. The sending-off kills us, it opens the game up. It’s hard enough against 11, let alone 10.” Continue reading…

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Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United: FA Cup – live!

Latest updates from the 2pm kick-off at Ewood Park Email niall.mcveigh@theguardian.com | Tweet @niallmcveigh Blackburn’s Evans ready for hectic schedule with club and country 1.38pm GMT Paul Lambert speaks “We’ve got a massive game this week (Blackburn play Derby on Wednesday) and something like 11 games in 31 days. Our lads can do the job today, though. Over the course of the season, you’d struggle to match sides like [West Ham], but in …

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Blackburn’s Corry Evans ready for hectic schedule and West Ham in FA Cup

Midfielder has 11 games for club and country and second child on the way as he makes up for lost time on Old Trafford margins Bright-eyed, fresh-faced and straight-backed, Corry Evans positively radiates health and fitness. Given his impending schedule, such vitality seems not so much a good thing as an absolute necessity. Evans, who is 25, is not the type to slump or mooch but even he leans, albeit …

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Slaven Bilic ‘gutted’ after latest Andy Carroll injury setback

• West Ham striker will miss two weeks with groin problem • Emmanuel Emenike likely to make first start at Blackburn Slaven Bilic said that he was “gutted” after confirming that Andy Carroll’s latest injury setback is likely to keep him out for two weeks. Carroll felt a problem in his groin while he was warming up against Norwich City last Saturday and although he came off the bench to help West Ham United fight back from…

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Andy Carroll out of West Ham’s FA Cup trip to Blackburn through injury

• Carroll suffered adductor injury in Premier League draw at Norwich • Injury-plagued striker had only just returned from treatment table Andy Carroll is back on the treatment table and will miss Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Blackburn. The 27-year-old had just returned from a month out with a hamstring problem when he suffered an adductor injury after coming on as a substitute during last weekend’s 2-2 draw at…

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Slaven Bilic confident West Ham will keep hammer down after Norwich draw

• We have the quality to avoid last season’s slump, says manager • Russell Martin highlights Norwich City ‘positives’ for relegation fight This time 12 months ago West Ham United, then of course managed by Sam Allardyce, were eighth in the Premier League with a game in hand on most of the teams above them. They were also in the fifth round of the FA Cup, preparing to take on West Bromwich Albion. It …

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Dimitri Payet ends China speculation by signing improved West Ham deal

• French playmaker agrees new long-term contract until 2021 • Summer signing had been reported £38m target for unnamed Chinese club Dimitri Payet has signed a new long-term contract at West Ham. The 28-year-old French playmaker was only seven months into a five-year deal having joined from Marseille for £10.75m last summer but had been a reported £38m target for an unnamed Chinese club. Such has been Payet’s impact…

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The Sun heaps scorn on a Tory ‘bash’ attended by former Sun editor

Newspaper tells readers of ‘lavish’ event with ‘posh’ auction lots attended by an oligarch, porn baron, Sun on Sunday columnist and a News UK executive The Sun carried a spread on Wednesday that heaped scorn on “a Tory fundraising bash” attended by David Cameron. “ Black, white and blue: inside the PM’s secretive fundraiser ”, said the headline over a piece that reported the guest list as including “mega-rich donors worth £26…

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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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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic calls Victor Wanyama tackle unacceptable

• Bilic says of challenge on Payet: ‘There is no place in football for those tackles’ • Southampton’s Maya Yoshida hopes to win first-team place Victor Wanyama became the seventh player to have been sent off three times in a Premier League season, against a team managed by one of the other six players to share the opprobrium of possessing such an unwanted record. Slaven Bilic prided his game on tough tackling but the West Ham manager has…

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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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FA Cup fifth round draw – as it happened

Chelsea will host Manchester City, Shrewsbury Town take on Manchester United, Tottenham were drawn with Crystal Palace and Arsenal play Hull 6.31pm GMT That’s it from the FA Cup fifth round draw. If you’d like to catch up on how Everton knocked out Carlisle earlier today you can do so here . And Dominic Fifield’s match report from Chelsea’s big win against MK Dons has just landed too: Related: Oscar scores hat-trick in Chelsea rout 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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West Ham stand firm at Liverpool to earn FA Cup fourth round replay

Jürgen Klopp and Slaven Bilic fell laughing into each other’s arms after Joey O’Brien sliced a shot into the bored spectators in the Anfield Road. It was a rare opportunity for West Ham United and a rare moment of levity for the Liverpool manager. He will not be amused at another replay being added to Liverpool’s already congested fixture list. Continue reading…

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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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Everton’s Roberto Martínez: Sam Byram was not the right player for us

• Defender decided to join West Ham rather than moving to Goodison Park • ‘It was not right for him and it wasn’t a challenge he could embrace’ Roberto Martínez has claimed Sam Byram was not the right player for Everton despite bidding an initial £3.7m for the Leeds United defender before he chose West Ham United. Related: Sam Byram is just the latest young star Leeds United have

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Scott Parker: ‘My passion is to coach a team. I’m out of my comfort zone’

The former England midfielder knows time is ticking down on his playing career but he is already one step ahead of the rest, on the road to football management Early afternoon at St George’s Park and Scott Parker has taken leave of the latest intake of Pro Licence candidates, all discussing the day’s early sessions over a buffet lunch, and is shedding light on what a former England midfielder does next. The latest trend among elite players is to gravitate towards punditry…

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West Ham’s Diafra Sakho escapes unhurt after crashing Lamborghini

• Senegal striker pictured walking away from the scene without injury • Sakho posts message on Twitter to confirm he was not hurt The West Ham striker Diafra Sakho escaped unhurt on Monday night after crashing his car into a wall in Essex. The Senegal international, currently out of action with a thigh injury , appeared to be pictured walking away from his new Lamborghini sports car in Hornchurch after it came off the road and …

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Enner Valencia strikes twice as West Ham hit back to beat Bournemouth

As the teams ran out on to the field to the soundtrack of Kanye West’s Power the scene felt more akin to a Bournemouth nightclub but in the end there was no cause for celebration. Eddie Howe’s squad was boosted by three new arrivals signed for almost £20m – Benik Afobe, Juan Iturbe and the returning Lewis Grabban. Only four years ago, Bournemouth shattered their transfer record on the now Portsmouth striker Matt Tubbs …

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FA Cup third round – in pictures

The best photos of the action and the atmosphere from this weekend’s FA Cup third-round ties Continue reading…

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Andy Carroll delivers knockout blow for West Ham against Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp has brought much to Liverpool since arriving there last October, most notably a renewed sense of belief, but the one thing the German is still struggling to give the team is momentum. They arrived here looking for a third straight victory but instead lost for a second time in four games, with the pain for those who filled the away end here extended further by the identity of the man who delivered the killer blow. Andy Carroll has waited …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 33
2 Manchester City 32
3 Liverpool 31
4 West Ham United 24
5 Arsenal 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 22
7 Manchester United 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21
9 Brighton & Hov… 19
10 Leicester City 19
11 Crystal Palace 16
12 Brentford 16
13 Aston Villa 16
14 Everton 15
15 Leeds United 15
16 Southampton 15
17 Watford 13
18 Burnley 10
19 Norwich City 10
20 Newcastle United 7

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