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West Ham 0-3 Manchester City (agg 0-9) | League Cup semi-final 2nd leg

Sam Allardyce had mused after West Ham United’s Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Tottenham Hotspur, in the knowledge that it would be Manchester City next, that the competition’s format had a flaw. “It is a shame,” the West Ham manager said, “that the semi-final cannot be over one leg.” He suggested that West Ham might have a chance if that one-off tie were at Upton Park. The events here did little to strengthen the hypothesis. Yes, this semi-final was already…

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West Ham v Manchester City – live! | Scott Murray

Minute-by-minute report: Will West Ham salvage some pride after their 6-0 first-leg defeat? Find out with Scott Murray Scott Murray

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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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Sam Allardyce admits Ravel Morrison could leave West Ham in January

• Manager believes midfielder may have been unsettled • But Fulham made a ‘derisory’ offer for the player Sam Allardyce has accepted that Ravel Morrison could leave West Ham United this winter, saying that the midfielder may have been unsettled despite a “derisory” transfer offer from Fulham. Morrison, who joined the Hammers in 2012 from Manchester United , is valued at £10m by the east London club but Fulham’s initial bid, confirmed last week by their manager, René Meulensteen, …

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce feels pressure mount after loss to Newcastle

• West Ham manager rues transfer and injury frustrations • Home fans jeer Sam Allardyce during another defeat Sam Allardyce was under increasing pressure after West Ham United dropped back into the bottom three after a dismal 3-1 defeat against Newcastle at Upton Park on Saturday, with the manager blaming defensive lapses and expressing frustration over a number of setbacks in the transfer market this month. While West Ham believe that Allardyce remains the man to keep them up, supporters could …

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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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Newcastle’s Alan Pardew face to face with West Ham’s Sam Allardyce | Louise Taylor

The managers have the two clubs in common and both are in need of a Premier League victory Sam Allardyce was in full flow, talking tactics as he addressed Newcastle United’s squad. Noting that the manager’s pre-match briefing concentrated primarily on stopping the opposition, one player interjected. “But what do you want us to do when we have the ball?” he asked. Shortly afterwards Allardyce’s torrid, improvisation light, eight-month Tyneside tenure ended. Accelerated by an…

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West Ham to complain over alleged Fulham ‘tapping up’ of Ravel Morrison

• Officials unhappy over comments from Fulham manager • Rene Meulensteen said: ‘The player wants to come here’ West Ham have issued a complaint to the Premier League alleging Fulham have “tapped up” Ravel Morrison. The club have been angered by comments made on Tuesday by the Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen after his side’s win over Norwich – Meulensteen telling reporters that an initial bid for Morrison had been “knocked back”, but that a higher offer may …

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West Ham and Cardiff reverse roles and swap places in relegation zone

• Hammers win gives Sam Allardyce much-needed lift • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sink into bottom three The wheel of fortune turns, making nonsense of the rush to judgment that sees so many managers sacked with indecent haste in an era when they are lucky to last two years. A week ago Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was Cardiff’s messiah and Sam Allardyce a prat after the novice Norwegian’s first game in charge…

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Sam Allardyce’s troubled time at West Ham could emulate his Newcastle nadir | James Riach

Two heavy cup defeats have fuelled the fans’ discontent, more of the same could spell the end for West Ham’s manager Six years ago on Friday Sam Allardyce woke up an unemployed man, the scars of his sacking by Newcastle United still hurting. If that remains the most regrettable period of his career – he was only in charge for eight months – Allardyce’s current predicament at West Ham United does …

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Premier League midway review: how have the 20 teams fared so far?

Twenty matches into the 2013-14 season, WhoScored have compiled infographics for all 20 Premier League clubs 1) Arsenal 2) Manchester City 3) Chelsea 4) Liverpool 5) Everton 6) Tottenham Hotspur 7) Manchester United 8) Newcastle United 9) Southampton 10) Hull City 11) Aston Villa 12) Stoke City 13) Swansea City 14) West Bromwich Albion 15) Norwich City 16) Fulham 17) Cardiff City 18) Crystal Palace 19) West Ham United 20) Sunderland Premier League Arsenal Aston Villa Chelsea Everton Fulham Hull City Manchester United Manchester City Liverpool Newcastle United Southampton Tottenham Hotspur West…

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West Ham’s travelling fans call on Sam Allardyce to go after 6-0 thrashing

• Manchester City result prompts fury from away supporters • Manager accepts job is in danger if current form continues West Ham United fans vented their fury at Sam Allardyce during their team’s 6-0 hammering at Manchester City – by singing obscene chants inviting him to leave his job. While Allardyce accepted that the invective was understandable given the terrible Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg result, the 59-year-old risked angering supporters further by suggesting the…

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Capital One Cup: Manchester City v West Ham United – in pictures

Will Big Sam’s side put their FA Cup upset behind them to put one over on Manchester City to take a huge step towards the final at Wembley? Steven Bloor

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Internazionale’s Ishak Belfodil remains a target for West Ham United

• Delegation in Milan to hold talks with Inter • Loan deal for the Algerian has been agreed in principle West Ham United have not given up hope of persuading Internazionale’s young forward Ishak Belfodil to join on loan for the remainder of the season after agreeing a deal in principle with the Italian club. A delegation has been in Milan to hold talks with Inter’s hierarchy, but they must now discuss the move with the 21-year…

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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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Nottingham Forest 5-0 West Ham | FA Cup match report

Hat-trick hero Jamie Paterson and the captain Andy Reid expressed their delight at helping Nottingham Forest reach the fourth round of the FA Cup after demolishing West Ham. Sam Allardyce raised eyebrows by making nine changes to his West Ham side against tricky Championship opposition, and his decision backfired as the hosts ran riot. While Djamel Abdoun’s 12th-minute penalty and Reid’s strike at the death bookended the scoring, it was Paterson who stole the…

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Nottingham Forest v West Ham United – live! | Jacob Steinberg

Minute-by-minute report: Can Nottingham Forest beat West Ham in the third round of the FA Cup? Find out with Jacob Steinberg Jacob Steinberg

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Sam Allardyce: no crisis at West Ham, but plenty of ‘doom and gloom’

• West Ham have lost seven of their last 10 league games • ‘It’s a tough period, no doubt about it,’ says Allardyce Sam Allardyce has dismissed suggestions West Ham United are in crisis, despite admitting that there is “doom and gloom” around the club following a disappointing run of form. There has been speculation that the manager’s job is at risk since the 2-1 defeat at Fulham on New Year’s Day left the…

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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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Why Jeff Randall was right to ‘burn’ a confidential source

Jeff Randall, the Daily Telegraph columnist, is leaving the paper to join Babcock International as a non-executive director. His decision to step away from his full-time media commitments was revealed in July last year when he announced that he was to give up presenting his eponymous Sky News business show. In the Sunday Telegraph at the weekend, bidding “a fond farewell” to 30 years of financial journalism , he wrote about his time with the Telegraph group. He…

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Fulham 2-1 West Ham United | Premier League match report

West Ham’s relegation worries deepened as they sunk to a deserved defeat at fellow strugglers Fulham after their captain, Kevin Nolan, was sent off in the first half for kicking out at Fernando Amorebieta. Sam Allardyce’s side had taken an early lead thanks to Mohamed Diamé but Steve Sidwell equalised for the hosts before Nolan’s inexcusable folly left the already weakened visitors at a numerical disadvantage. Fulham, who were superior even before the red card, dominated the rest of the game and secured victory with a goal from Dimitar Berbatov…

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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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Nicolas Anelka’s controversial salute could prove beginning of the end

• West Brom striker could face lengthy FA ban • Claims gesture was tribute to French comedian Saido Berahino was praising Nicolas Anelka’s contribution to this much deserved draw for West Bromwich Albion when he described him as someone who “leads by example on and off the field”. Little did the striker know then that those words would soon take on a different and distinctly dark connotation. Anelka is under investigation by the Football Association for the quenelle gesture, described in some quarters as the “reverse Nazi salute”…

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West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion – live! | Jacob Steinberg

Minute-by-minute report: Will the Hammers claw their way out of the bottom three against the managerless Baggies? Find out with Jacob Steinberg Jacob Steinberg

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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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# Team P
1 Liverpool 6
2 Arsenal 6
3 Manchester City 4
4 Manchester United 4
5 Brighton & Hov… 4
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4
7 AFC Bournemouth 4
8 Sheffield United 4
9 Everton 4
10 Burnley 3
11 Norwich City 3
12 Leicester City 2
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
14 Crystal Palace 1
15 Chelsea 1
16 West Ham United 1
17 Aston Villa 0
18 Newcastle United 0
19 Southampton 0
20 Watford 0

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