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West Ham to battle Premier League rivals for £20m-rated star

West Ham United have joined Manchester United in the race to sign highly rated midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, according to reports coming from Belgium. Belgian media outlet Nieuws Blad is reporting that West Ham United have opened discussions over signing Dendoncker. It is no secret that West Ham are hoping to add to their central […]

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£4.5m-rated West Ham favourite set to sign improved terms – report

West Ham are set to hand Adrian an improved contract, according to a report in The Daily Mirror’s printed edition, dated 01/01/2018 – page 47. The Spaniard looked almost certain to the leave the club in the near future following the arrival of Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City in the summer. But the […]

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Pep Guardiola happy as Man City repeat ‘Fergie time’ trick against West Ham

• City leave it late for third successive game as David Silva scores in 83rd minute • ‘If we can take something about the Fergie time, it is welcome, a pleasure’ Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s increasing ability to win in “Fergie time” after West Ham United were beaten by David Silva’s 83rd-minute strike, to make it three successive matches his side have served up a late, late show in the manner of Manchester United under Sir Alex…

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David Moyes and West Ham must bring back bandit raids on big boys | Paul Wilson

The recently appointed Hammers boss won’t have to play Manchester City every week, but he will have to start somewhere December was the month that found Manchester City out last year and, though history does not look like repeating itself with Pep Guardiola’s side on the verge of equalling a Premier League record for consecutive wins within a season, the runaway league leaders need to be wary of a seven-game month that includes a derby…

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Idle Thoughts on Manchester City

The Hammers have not had a good record against Manchester City recently, an appalling record in fact. Since the start of the 2008/09 season, the two teams have met a total of 19 times, once in the F. A. Cup, twice in the Carling Cup and 16 times in the Premier League. City have won 13 of these matches, drawn three and lost three, and in doing so have notched up 46 goals to the Hammers’ 14. But there was a time when matters were…

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David Moyes assures Javier Hernández he has a future at West Ham

• Manager rarely picked the striker during his reign at Manchester United • Mexico international sustained suspected hamstring injury on Friday David Moyes has moved to allay Javier Hernández’s possible fear of being excluded at West Ham as he was at Manchester United – though the Mexican’s first appearance for the Hammers under Moyes could be delayed by injury. Hernández has played more first-team football this season than he did in the whole of Moyes’s one incomplete campaign as manager …

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No Chicharito, Martinez to start? West Ham could leave it late at Old Trafford

West Ham United begin their season with an away fixture with Manchester United on Sunday. The game will be the start of a tough three weeks, with three league fixtures and a League Cup game being played away from the London Stadium, thanks to the World Athletic Championships being held during the first week of […]

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"Our squad depth is so worrying" – West Ham fans react to starting XI for Man City clash

West Ham United are preparing to take on Manchester City in their final pre-season friendly in Iceland later tonight. Ahead of the game, West Ham United named their starting XI for the clash. The Hammers’ new duo Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta will both start the game against their old club. Joe Hart is on […]

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Familiar faces are arriving at West Ham, but will their short-termism backfire? | Jacob Steinberg

The club are celebrating ‘a great transfer window’, but Joe Hart, Javier Hernández and Marko Arnautovic may turn out to be sticking plasters in lieu of a real plan West Ham United are feeling very pleased with themselves at the moment. Relieved, too. After making a spectacular show of themselves in the transfer market last summer, when they started out with hopes of luring Alexandre Lacazette to east London and ended up convincing themselves that Simone Zaza …

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West Ham target admits that he would be keen on move to the club

Amid reports linking West Ham United with a move for Joe Hart, the Manchester City goalkeeper has reportedly said that he is keen to move to the London Stadium, according to The London Evening Standard. Joe Hart is clearly out of favour at Manchester City and does not have a future at the Etihad Stadium. […]

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Transfer negotiations between West Ham United and Manchester City hit snag

One of West Ham United’s top targets this summer is Kelechi Iheanacho. The Manchester City striker slipped down to third in the pecking order to start up front for the Premier League high-flyers, behind Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City are ready to sell Kelechi Iheanacho with West Ham hoping to beat off competition […]

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West Ham’s 17/18 away kit doesn’t just break tradition, it shows the club refuses to stand still

Earlier this week West Ham have announced the release of the new “history making” black away kit produced by Manchester based kit manufacturer Umbro, for the 2017-18 season. The away kit that could feature on the road against Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Southampton, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Stoke City as an all-black combination kit that features […]

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"Hope he isn’t another Arbeloa" – West Ham fans share their thoughts on new signing

West Ham United today confirmed on the club’s official website that Pablo Zabaleta has signed. Pablo Zabaleta was available on a free transfer after leaving Manchester City at the end of a stellar nine years with the two-time Premier League champions. The Hammers beat off competition from other clubs to quickly wrap up a deal for […]

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West Ham eyeing up another raid on Man City after sealing Pablo Zabaleta deal

West Ham United today completed the signing of Pablo Zabaleta, the official website confirmed. Pablo Zabaleta signs a two year deal at the London Stadium after his contract with Manchester City expired. And, according to recent reports, West Ham are hoping to lure one of Zabaleta’s former Manchester City team mates to East London too. […]

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Manchester United man appears on summer wishlist for Premier League duo

According to The Sun, West Ham United could make a move for Chris Smalling this summer. Chris Smalling’s future at Manchester United is looking bleak with Jose Mourinho ready to sell him and bring in a new face. The England international enjoyed a very good 2015/16 season but this year has been plagued with injuries […]

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West Ham handed huge boost in chase for £12.75m international ace

West Ham are seeking major improvements to their squad this summer and will face a battle to secure big names, although they’ve been handed one big boost. England international Joe Hart has impressed during his loan spell away from Manchester City with Torino and the Italian outfit are keen to secure his services for another […]

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Chelsea have the look of an unstoppable force thanks to N’Golo Kanté | Dominic Fifield

West Ham were outnumbered, ground down and eclipsed by a dynamic team that is leaving the rest of the Premier League far behind This was the kind of result to drain any lingering optimism from the chasing pack. A victory to drum in the reality that, for all Antonio Conte’s protestations to the contrary, Chelsea’s pursuit of the title has taken on the feel of a procession. They weathered some turbulence at times here , their backline heaving …

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola prefers concern to calm in fight for top four

• ‘We will take one game at a time until we arrive at last six or seven games’ • City squad rotation ruled out for FA Cup tie at West Ham United Pep Guardiola has admitted he is concerned Manchester City have a fight on their hands to remain in the top four but claims he prefers to have that worry rather than be relaxed at the top of the table. Related: Pep Guardiola insists he has ‘no plans to retire’ from…

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West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli has red card against Manchester United rescinded

• FA clears midfielder to play in FA Cup against Manchester City on Friday • Manchester City’s Fernandinho banned for four games after appeal fails West Ham’s midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has had his red card against Manchester United rescinded by the Football Association but Manchester City’s Fernandinho must serve a four-game ban after failing with an appeal against his sending-off in the win over Burnley . Feghouli was dismissed by Mike Dean following a collision …

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Slaven Bilic rails against red card for West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli

• West Ham manager Bilic says the club will appeal • ‘The decision had a major impact on the game’ Slaven Bilic lamented the early red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli in West Ham’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United and said that Phil Jones would have been a more suitable target for punishment. Feghouli was dismissed by the referee Mike Dean in the 15th minute after what had seemed a fair …

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Another Hammers horror show – Football Weekly

Southampton inflict West Ham’s fifth league defeat of the season. Plus, Arsenal annihilate Chelsea; Manchester United win without Wayne Rooney; and City head to Celtic in the Champions League Subscribe and review: iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud , Acast On today’s Football Weekly , AC Jimbo is joined by Iain Macintosh , Barry Glendenning and Un’appy ’Ammer fan Jacob Steinberg to look back on a weekend of ups and downs in the Premier League. Continue reading…

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West Ham beat Accrington Stanley after Dimitri Payet’s last-minute strike

Dimitri Payet has made a habit of scoring crucial late goals. But this cruel winner against a resolute and composed League Two Accrington Stanley side might yet take on an unlikely added significance. In delivering Slaven Bilic’s team a barely deserved victory to halt a run of four straight defeats, half-time substitute Payet might just start to lift some of the gloom that has enveloped the club’s new home on and off the pitch…

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Pep Guardiola on potential Agüero ban: ‘If it happens, we accept and adapt’

• Referee did not act on Manchester City man’s incident with Winston Reid • Three-match suspension likely if FA decide to take retrospective action Sergio Agüero is facing a three-game ban that would rule the Manchester City striker out of next month’s derby after the striker appeared to elbow Winston Reid during the win against West Ham United. The incident occurred after 76 minutes and, as the referee, Andre Marriner, did not book or send off Agüero, the…

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Pep Guardiola: it’s impossible to keep whole Manchester City squad happy

• City manager claims players only criticise him when they are not selected • Sergio Agüero urged to close down opposition players, with West Ham next Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that keeping his 30-man Manchester City squad happy will be impossible, saying the only reason players ever criticise him is because they are not being chosen. Related: Claudio Bravo will not make Manchester City debut against West Ham Continue reading…

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West Ham manager says Europa League qualifying match is ‘top priority’ – video

Ahead of UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg match against Astra Giurgiu on Thursday, West Ham manager Slaven Bilić speaks at a press conference on Wednesday and says game is a ‘top priority’ for the team. When asked about reports that West Ham are interested in signing Simone Zaza, Bilić says he can’t discuss details until the current transfer window closes in a few days. Bilić also says signing Manchester…

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West Ham sign England Under-20 international Ashley Fletcher

• Striker was out of contract at Manchester United • 20-year-old agrees a four-year deal West Ham have signed the England Under-20 international Ashley Fletcher from Manchester United. Related: West Ham negotiating with Carlos Bacca over £26m move from Milan Continue reading…

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English Premier League Table

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

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