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Golden goal: Paolo Di Canio for West Ham v Wimbledon (2000) | Jacob Steinberg

Hero worship can be problematic. It makes perfect sense when you are a kid, but it can make you look tragically childish as an adult If you came here looking for a brief recap of Paul Weiland’s 2006 film, Sixty Six, then you are in luck. The story of a Jewish boy whose Shabbos spirit was dampened by his barmitzvah tragically falling on the same day as the World Cup final between England and West Germany in 1966 (spoiler alert…

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Former West Ham defender Calum Davenport arrested on suspicion of assaulting team-mate

• Alleged incident followed Bedfordshire league match • Premier League career ended when he was stabbed in legs • Davenport suffers ‘serious’ injuries after being stabbed The former West Ham defender Calum Davenport has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a team-mate after a local league match in Bedfordshire. Davenport, who plays for Elstow Abbey FC who are top of Division One of the Bedfordshire County Football League, was detained after a man in his thirties received a…

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud confident about Monaco after West Ham appetiser

• ‘We trust in our chance to go through’ says striker after 3-0 win • Assistant wants Sam Allardyce’s contract position to be sorted out Arsène Wenger’s theme of the day after watching his team win their fourth successive game was the enduring and inspiring capacity of football to make a wrong right. Since the calamitous Champions League defeat to Monaco , Arsenal have buckled down with a steely-eyed determination to fuel a sense they can make amends, no matter …

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Arsenal not worried about winning Premier League, says Wenger – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says his side is not focused on the Premiership title after defeating West Ham 3-0. The Gunners’ victory over West Ham is their seventh win in eight games. Arsenal are currently third in the league table with 57 points, only one point away from second-placed Manchester City. They face Monaco in Champions League on 17 March Continue reading…

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Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United | Premier League match report

Arsenal made it five Premier League wins in a row here with a straightforward victory against a well-drilled but pallid West Ham. In the process Arsène Wenger’s team kept up the pressure on second-placed Manchester City and played some delightful attacking football with Mesut Özil, Oliver Giroud and Aaron Ramsey all combining beautifully. If at times in the second half Arsenal seemed a little distracted, a team with half an eye on ticking this match …

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Arsène Wenger: Theo Walcott’s new Arsenal deal may be tricky yet again

• Wenger admits Walcott was difficult to convince last time • James Tomkins out of West Ham’s trip to Emirates • Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere ruled out of England qualifier Arsène Wenger has suggested that he is steeled for another Theo Walcott contract saga but he believes that the climate might have shifted in Arsenal’s favour this time. Walcott signed his last deal in January 2013 , which was worth £100,000 a week over three and a half years, and it …

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Arsenal v West Ham United: match preview

In a perfect world Arsène Wenger would be casting an eye towards Tuesday’s Champions League second leg in Monaco and tailoring his team accordingly, but so tight is the battle for top-four places, and so slender are Arsenal’s chances of progress to the quarter-finals after their first-leg disaster and 3-1 defeat, he has no margin for error against a West Ham side who have slipped to 10th but are still very …

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James Tomkins dislocates shoulder to deepen West Ham injury woes

• West Ham short in defence for their trip to Arsenal • Tomkins recently signed a long-term contract with the club • Enner Valencia lacerates big toe after stepping on broken teacup West Ham United have been hit with yet another injury blow with the club confirming the defender James Tomkins has suffered a dislocated shoulder. The 25-year-old has recently signed a new long-term contract until 2020 with the Hammers but could now miss several …

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Arsenal v West Ham: Sam Allardyce hoping to expose Gunners’ weaknesses – video

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce looks ahead to his side’s Premier League fixture against third-placed Arsenal. The manager says the Gunners are a strong team, but have weaknesses that his side can take advantage of and create more goal-scoring chances. The two teams clash on Saturday 14 March Continue reading…

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Enner Valencia could miss Arsenal visit after cutting big toe on broken teacup

• West Ham forward needed emergency surgery • ‘It was a freak accident’ says Sam Allardyce • Football’s freak injuries – a Guardian special Enner Valencia could miss West Ham’s match at Arsenal on Saturday after cutting his big toe on a broken teacup. The forward sustained a deep laceration of his big toe on Tuesday evening while at his home, according to the club website . He needed emergency hospital treatment to clean and stitch the wound after…

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West Ham’s Carlton Cole accepts FA charge over Twitter row with Spurs fan

• FA independent commission will now decide striker’s punishment • Winston Reid signs new six-and-a-half-year contract at West Ham The West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a Football Association charge over a Twitter exchange with a Tottenham Hotspur supporter . Cole had until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge of making a comment that “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brings…

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Winston Reid signs new six-and-a-half-year contract at West Ham United

• New Zealand centre-back had been linked with Spurs and Arsenal • Reid follows Mark Noble and James Tomkins in signing new deals Winston Reid has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham, the Premier League side have announced. The New Zealand international, who had been linked with a move away from Upton Park in recent months, has put pen to paper on a six-and-a-half-year deal, which …

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José Mourinho wants a lie-in after Chelsea’s ‘great victory’ over West Ham

• Mourinho: ‘It would have been easy to lose two points here’ • Match report: West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea • Terry feels his age but remains Chelsea’s driving force on title road José Mourinho claimed he would “sleep until midday” after his Chelsea “warriors” emerged from a frantic and breathtaking derby at West Ham with their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League intact. A first-half goal from Eden…

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John Terry feels his age but remains Chelsea’s driving force on title road | Barney Ronay

Captain had shaky match against West Ham’s marauding attackers without protection offered by Nemanja Matic but it is hard to overstate his influence • Match report: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea • Mourinho proud of Chelsea’s ‘great victory’ over West Ham At the end of this fevered, streaky oddly inevitable 1-0 victory at Upton Park John Terry could be seen limping around, holding his lower back and finally clearing the ball as West Ham…

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Premier League clockwatch – as it happened

Chelsea earned a narrow win over West Ham to keep their lead as Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs all won, while Everton’s troubles deepened as they lost 2-0 to Stoke 9.50pm GMT Liverpool stay fifth, Burnley stay 19th. 9.46pm GMT Ricky Lambert is coming on for Sterling. He has approximately 100 seconds to make a mark. 9.45pm GMT The only match still in progress is at Anfield, where Liverpool are 2-0 up against Burnley …

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West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea | Premier League match report

If Chelsea do indeed hoist their third Premier League title under José Mourinho’s stewardship in May then both team and manager may point to this nailbiting success across the capital as key. There were times in a blistering derby when a team who have grown used to life clear at the top, and would normally relish their ability to stifle the life from contests such as this, were forced to defend desperately with their lead feeling flimsy amid the energy and …

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Premier League webchat

Barney Ronay was online to discuss the midweek fixtures in the Premier League 1.51pm GMT Thanks for reading and commenting. Barney has signed off. In his absence, why not read this piece about Sam Allardyce’s revolutionary time at Bolton , which features various photos of Big Sam through the years, including this one: 1.32pm GMT WallyFister asks: Why are English clubs continuing to fail in Europe? Would it be beneficial to keep sacking managers? Or should the media take…

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Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak faces four-match ban over elbow incident

• Alan Pardew defends midfielder after he catches West Ham’s Diafra Sakho • Sam Allardyce ‘shocked’ by under-performing West Ham Barclays Premier League Mile Jedinak faces a four-match ban if he is charged with violent conduct for his elbow on Diafra Sakho in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United at Upton Park. The Football Association is likely to take retrospective action against the Palace captain and refer the incident to…

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Dylan Tombides’s heart-rending life story receives a fitting tribute | Daniel Taylor

Saturday saw the launch of the Dylan Tombides foundation, in memory of West Ham’s young Australian, who fought to forge a career while fighting an ultimately losing battle with testicular cancer • Dylan Tombides honoured by moving tributes at West Ham At West Ham they tell a story about the days when Dylan Tombides was locked into that excruciating chain of treatments, operations and grievous setbacks that is probably a good place …

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West Ham United 1-3 Crystal Palace | Premier League match report

Alan Pardew may not be everyone’s cup of extremely self-satisfied tea, but even his harshest critics must be impressed with the impact he has had on Crystal Palace. Until Pardew decided to don his red and blue cape and swoop down to Selhurst Park as a returning hero at the end of December, Palace were in danger of sinking without a trace. Neil Warnock had booked them on a one-way ticket to the Championship. Yet Pardew’s decision to…

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West Ham v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live! | Scott Murray

Updates from the early kick-off in the Premier League Email scott.murray@theguardian.com with any musings Saturday scoreboard: follow all the day’s goals Match previews: Premier League team news, stats and more 1.17pm GMT 31 min: Downing dances down the right, and loops a cross to the far post, where Valencia heads downwards but harmlessly wide left. Palace scoot upfield through Puncheon down the left. He slides a ball forward for Murray, who opens his legs…

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West Ham’s marriage of convenience threatened by struggle for power | David Hytner

David Sullivan believes club’s improvement down to his decision to take responsibility for transfer but his manager, Sam Allardyce, is not convinced David Sullivan was relaxed, brimming with characteristic conviction and in the mood to give himself a pat on the back. It was Christmas time, West Ham United were fifth in the Premier League before the derby visit of Arsenal and the club’s co-chairman was larging it on the…

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

Olivier Giroud is crucial to Arsenal’s push for third despite his Monaco misses, while Robin van Persie’s absence for United could be a blessing in disguise and surely it is time Mark Noble received an England call-up Nobody has ever claimed Olivier Giroud was a world-class striker. His is not a name one would mention alongside Sergio Agüero, Diego Costa or Luis Suárez. He is a rung below that – always has been, always will be…

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Sam Allardyce: West Ham United must beat Crystal Palace – video

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says he expects Crystal Palace to play in a counter-attacking style at Upton Park on Saturday. Allardyce says West Ham United have been playing very well but need some victories following disappointing results against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. The manager also comments on the winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022, saying the decision is sensible Continue reading…

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Mark Noble signs with West Ham United until summer 2020

• ‘I’m over the moon because it takes me until I’m 33’ • Vice-captain joined club as a 13-year-old in 2000 The West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has signed a new long-term contract which will tie him to the club until the summer of 2020. The 27-year-old vice-captain joined West Ham as a 13-year-old in 2000, made his first-team debut four years later and has chalked up 310 appearances for the club. Continue reading…

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Win (home) tickets to West Ham v Chelsea in the Premier League

Answer a simple question and you could be off to Upton Park to watch live Barclays Premier League football • Win (home) Premier League tickets to Aston Villa v West Brom Continue reading…

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English Premier League Table

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

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