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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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Manchester City will let Joleon Lescott go if replacement is found

• West Ham United and Fulham competing for defender • Manuel Pellegrini linked to Porto pair and Bayern’s Dante Joleon Lescott will be allowed to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window if Manuel Pellegrini can secure a replacement, with West Ham United and Fulham vying to sign the central defender. A £90,000-a-week offer from West Ham to Lescott that would pay him £70,000 per week, even…

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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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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’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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Premier League clockwatch – live! | Simon Burnton

Minute-by-minute report: Join Simon Burnton for all the latest news from the day’s afternoon kick-offs Simon Burnton

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Mark Noble embodies the caring attitude at West Ham United

The midfielder can see the funny side of that cup debacle but is fully committed to keeping West Ham in the Premier League Mark Noble is laughing, even though the conversation has turned to West Ham United’s traumatic experience against Manchester City in their Capital One Cup semi-final. Given that the wounds inflicted by City remain raw, it does not feel like a subject that is ripe for comedy at West Ham’s training ground, rather one that should be approached with caution. …

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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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From the Observer archive, 10 January 1971: George Best and Bobby Moore – peas in a pod?

Both players made headlines for the wrong reasons, but the parallels end there Bobby Moore and George Best have so much in common, especially in a week when their crass misdemeanours have forced them to share embarrassing headlines, that many people will fail to identify the vast dissimilarities in their natures. This is a pity, for it can only encourage the gloating of those who are always anxious to tell us that professional footballers are uncouth louts who…

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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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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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Cardiff City v West Ham United: Squad sheets

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes his home bow as the Cardiff manager and will be looking to build on last week’s FA Cup victory at Newcastle against struggling West Ham. Sam Allardyce’s side arrive in Wales on the back of maulings against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City and without a league win since November. This is a crucial relegation six-pointer for the visitors and their manager. Max Goldbart Kick-off Saturday 3pm Venue Cardiff City Stadium Last season n/a Referee L…

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Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo is targeting Wembley and top scorer prize

• Spaniard has Sergio Agüero’s goal tally in his sights • Negredo points out that West Ham tie is not yet over Álvaro Negredo has called for humility from his Manchester City team-mates before the League Cup semi-final, second leg against West Ham United, and admitted he hopes to finish the season as the club’s top scorer ahead of Sergio Agüero. With Manuel Pellegrini’s side 6-0 ahead from Wednesday’s first leg at the Etihad – where Negredo scored a fabulous left-foot…

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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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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 6-0 West Ham United | Capital One Cup semi-final first leg match report

The only surprise, perhaps, was that Manchester City restricted themselves to six. The tie was so one-sided, the level of opposition so utterly abject, that there were moments when it was easy to imagine another seven-goal haul to emulate what happened against Norwich, never mind the six that Arsenal and Tottenham sieved inside this stadium. The fifth goal went in before the hour had even passed. After that, the goal machine that is Manuel…

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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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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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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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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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Sunderland’s form fires hope they can beat relegation odds

• Sunderland look to extend unbeaten run against Aston Villa • Crystal Palace v Norwich; Fulham v West Ham relegation six-pointers Vito Mannone not only believes history is bunk but he also considers that statistics are there to be confounded. Sunderland’s goalkeeper merely shrugs when people tell him that West Bromwich Albion in 2004-05 are the only Premier League team to have escaped relegation after being bottom of the table at Christmas. “We need to believe something different,” says …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 35
2 Liverpool 34
3 Chelsea 33
4 West Ham United 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25
6 Manchester United 24
7 Arsenal 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21
9 Brighton & Hov… 20
10 Aston Villa 19
11 Leicester City 19
12 Everton 18
13 Brentford 17
14 Crystal Palace 16
15 Leeds United 16
16 Southampton 16
17 Watford 13
18 Burnley 10
19 Newcastle United 10
20 Norwich City 10

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