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Stevan Jovetic set to return for Manchester City in West Ham cup tie

• Forward has not played since October because of injury • He is likely to come on as a substitute against West Ham Stevan Jovetic should return for Manchester City after a hamstring problem in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at West Ham United on Tuesday evening, with Manuel Pellegrini admitting the striker is frustrated due to his miserable luck with injuries. After signing from Fiorentina last summer for £22m Jovetic’s City …

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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 United 1-3 Newcastle United | Premier League match report

Someone should tell West Ham that they are in a relegation battle. This defeat plunged them back into the bottom three and although they could point to comical misses from Carlton Cole and Andy Carroll, they will surely go down if they continue to be as staggeringly negligent as they were in the first half of this match. After the relief of last Saturday’s victory over Cardiff City, the pressure is back on Sam Allardyce. Newcastle…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Toby Moses

Arsenal’s resilient backbone, a Pulis reunion with Stoke, Chelsea’s crunch clash with Manchester United, and much more 1) Arsenal’s resilient backbone will dash Fulham hopes of an upset When Fulham travelled to the Emirates last season Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip, before eventually salvaging a 3-3 draw . Arsène Wenger’s side came close to doing something similar in Monday night’s 2-1 victory at Villa Park , but the resilient backbone they have developed over the last 18 months held firm. Much of the credit for that has gone to…

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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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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 has no regrets about blowing his budget on Andy Carroll

• West Ham told there was only a 4% chance of injury recurring • Striker could be on bench for dogfight at Cardiff City Sam Allardyce does not regret ploughing the vast bulk of last summer’s transfer budget into the pursuit of Andy Carroll , a player who has yet to kick a ball in anger this season, as West Ham United prepare to welcome the England striker back to the bench for their critical Premier League game at Cardiff. West Ham spent a club record £15m…

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West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce: ‘I’m still here’ – video

Sam Allardyce dismisses speculation that he is about to be sacked from his job as West Ham United manager

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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 v West Ham United: five talking points | Jamie Jackson

The Manuel Pellegrini bandwagon rolls on thanks to inspirational Álvaro Negredo as the Irons are left to melt in the fire 1 City juggernaut drives on “I think that the last month of 2013 was fantastic for us. We played nine games during December. We won eight and drew just one and we started the new year with another good win at Swansea and a draw in the FA Cup at Blackburn Rovers. Now, in …

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Manchester City v West Ham United – live! | Paul Doyle

Minute-by-minute report: Who will get their noses ahead in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final? Find out with Paul Doyle Paul Doyle

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Sam Allardyce knows he must inspire an upturn at West Ham

• ‘We know what happens if you don’t get results as a manager’ • Manager realistic despite show of support by joint chairmen Sam Allardyce has conceded his future as West Ham United’s manager hinges on instigating an immediate upturn in results, despite the show of support offered by the club’s joint chairmen before Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City. David Sullivan and David Gold had reacted to Sunday’s thrashing by the Championship club Nottingham…

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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 ‘pleased’ with support shown by West Ham’s co-chairmen

• ‘I wasn’t backed by last two and got sacked for no reason’ • Hammers prepare for cup semi-final at Manchester City Sam Allardyce is happy with the strong backing he has had from the West Ham co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold despite the club’s plight, 19th in the table and thrashed 5-0 by Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. But Sullivan and Gold issued an open letter to West Ham’s fans backing Allardyce’s position and the 59-year-old, who will take …

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Cost of Olympic Stadium hits £580m after green light for final phase

• Balfour Beatty win £154m contract to make venue multipurpose • Concerns grow over the role of West Ham in long-term plans The cost of the Olympic Stadium has risen to more than £580m, most of it met by taxpayers, with the news that Balfour Beatty has been awarded the £154m contract to transform the venue into one suitable for football and athletics. The appointment of a contractor to oversee the transformation of the temporary 80,000 seat structure into one with a cantilevered roof, permanent …

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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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Stewart Downing insists Sam Allardyce can rescue West Ham’s season

Winger says the club have been ‘very unlucky’ and that the manager retains the players’ full support For West Ham and Stewart Downing, Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Nottingham Forest provides some welcome relief from recent woes. The Hammers have secured two points out of a possible 21 in the Premier League since the beginning of December, so the prospect of a match against Championship opposition, however tricky, at least represents an…

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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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The FA Cup third round: so much more than just a fixture problem | Paul Wilson

Wigan’s experience last year proved that the FA Cup is worth fighting for – whatever else happens as a result West Ham United were involved in the early kick-off last Saturday, so when they began to struggle at home to West Bromwich it gave the radio commentary team the chance, a full week in advance of this weekend’s third-round fixtures, to say that Sam Allardyce would not be remotely bothered about the FA Cup this…

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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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West Ham v Arsenal – and Premier League clockwatch live! | Sean Ingle

Minute-by-minute report: It’s a big Boxing Day fixture list – follow all of the action with Sean Ingle Sean Ingle

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David Moyes: Wayne Rooney on verge of greatness for Manchester United

• Striker has leadership qualities, says his manager • Moyes praises Rooney after win over West Ham Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s on-field force and is becoming a leader who now calls the shots in the dressing room, according to David Moyes. The manager offered the insight after another display of total football from the England forward, who drove United to this smoothly impressive victory over struggling West Ham. With Robin van Persie out for another three weeks due to a thigh injury, there had…

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Sam Allardyce: Manchester United took advantage of ‘basic mistakes’ against West Ham – video

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Manchester United deserved their 3-1 win over the side on Saturday

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Premier League fans’ half-time verdict part 2: Man United to West Ham

• Part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City Manchester United – Shaun O’Donnell – Observer reader 6/10 This was always going to be a transition season regardless of us being champions. Moyes knew the lack of quality in midfield needed addressing but left it until the last day of the transfer window and bought a player who he played further up the pitch. That our best midfielder has been a 40-year-old winger speaks volumes. Moyes seems to have handled Rooney well and he has carried …

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Manchester United v West Ham United: Squad sheets

Manchester United have not lost three consecutive home league games since 1979 and after 1-0 defeats to Everton and Newcastle United, they would be mortified with similar against West Ham. Sam Allardyce’s side beat Tottenham Hotspur to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals. That win came at White Harte Lane from a losing position and with Old Trafford less of a fortress now, the visitors will fancy their chances of leaving with something. Jamie Jackson…

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce: ‘Manchester United desperate for win’ – video

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says his side will be in the firing line in Saturday’s away clash at Manchester United

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