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Cheikhou Kouyaté steadies West Ham ship after Leicester goal threatens mutiny

David Moyes could reflect on his first experience of the London Stadium with a measure of fondness. It was a night of frustration in one sense, bearing in mind that West Ham’s bluntness when they went in search of a late winning goal left them in the bottom three and without a victory since September, but it was a relief for the Scot to hear his new fans bellow his name throughout the second half. …

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West Ham United v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Updates from the Friday night match at the London Stadium Live scores: look in on the other Friday night games in Europe Email paul.doyle@theguardian.com . Tweet @Paul_Doyle 8.35pm GMT 35 min : A Leicester raid breaks down, giving West ham a rare counter-attacking opportunity. Lanzini leads the charge … and gets all the way to the edge of the Leicester area, but then fails to unload a shot before being crowded out. 8.34pm GMT 34 min : Vardy flashes a low ball across the …

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Watford brush West Ham aside to show David Moyes scale of the task he faces

If David Moyes had any illusions that keeping West Ham in the Premier League will not be among the biggest challenges of his career, then the manner of this defeat must surely act as a major wake-up call. Aside from a 10-minute spell either side of half-time in his 500th Premier League match as a manager Moyes saw his new side totally outplayed by a Watford team brimming with confidence …

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Watford v West Ham United: Premier League – as it happened

David Moyes’s tenure at West Ham began with defeat by an impressive Watford side as Will Hughes scored his first top-flight goal and Richarlison added a second 6.23pm GMT Related: Watford’s win shows David Moyes scale of task he faces at West Ham 6.03pm GMT Watford were much the better side with the goalscorers Will Hughes and Richarlison both so impressive, the wing-backs Marvin Zeegelaar and Kiko Femenia excellent and …

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West Ham’s David Moyes appoints Alan Irvine and Stuart Pearce as assistants

• Moyes boss brings back former assistant Irvine and ex-West Ham player Pearce • Sunderland coach Billy McKinlay set to follow “in the coming days” West Ham manager David Moyes has filled out his backroom staff by appointing Alan Irvine and Stuart Pearce as assistants, with Sunderland coach Billy McKinlay set to follow in the coming days. Moyes was confirmed as the Hammers manager last week after Slaven Bilic was sacked, despite significant adverse reaction from the…

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David Moyes vows to take a hard line as West Ham United’s new manager

• No more Mr Nice Guy, says successor to Slaven Bilic • At Preston players were probably crying at the work, Moyes adds David Moyes struck a positive and defiant tone as he insisted that West Ham United had taken a “good gamble” by appointing him and warned his new players not to cry about how much he will make them run in training. After claiming that the squad he has inherited …

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David Moyes says has point to prove after being appointed West Ham manager

• Former Manchester United and Sunderland manager replaces Slaven Bilic • ‘I’m hungry to make sure I get things right now,’ says new coach West Ham United will give David Moyes the chance to establish himself at the club after appointing him as their new manager on an initial six-month contract that could turn into a longer deal if the 54-year-old revives his new team’s wretched form. Moyes…

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West Ham United 1-4 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened

Mo Salah scored twice as Liverpool shredded an abysmal West Ham on the counter-attack at the London Stadium 7.21pm GMT Peep peep! That was a hideous 90 minutes for West Ham, who were routinely shredded on the counter-attack by an excellent Liverpool attack. It could have been worse than 4-1, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Slaven Bilic lost his job during the international break. West Ham’s morale is at rock bottom. Thanks for your company, goodnight! 7.19pm GMT 90 min Lanzini…

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Jürgen Klopp and Slaven Bilic back Dejan Lovren after death threats

• Liverpool fans also rally behind centre-half after traumatic fortnight • Bilic: ‘Lovren is a really good lad, an honest lad, he never makes any excuses’ Dejan Lovren has been given strong support by his manager, Jürgen Klopp, and West Ham’s Slaven Bilic after the defender received death threats on social media this week. Liverpool travel to the London Stadium on Saturday and Lovren will be assessed on his fitness after he sustained an injury during the warm-up…

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West Ham low on defenders but aim to expose ‘vulnerable’ Liverpool

• Slaven Bilic plans to exploit Liverpool’s weaknesses at the London Stadium • West Ham missing five defenders but Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell fit West Ham United will have five defenders missing against Liverpool on Saturday but Slaven Bilic still believes his team can pull off a result against opponents he describes as “vulnerable”. José Fonte, James Collins, Sam Byram and Michail Antonio are unavailable for the home game because of injury and Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after collecting five…

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Wilfried Zaha’s 97th-minute goal ends West Ham’s resistance at Crystal Palace

The clock had ticked past the allotted minimum of six minutes of added time when the ball reached Wilfried Zaha deep on the left. Crystal Palace had given everything in their demented pursuit of an equaliser in the second half. Joe Hart had made save after astonishing save, including one from James Tomkins in the 91st minute, and they had hit the woodwork twice. They were falling agonisingly short. As Robert Madley prepared to blow for full time, a ninth defeat in…

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The band plays on but dissatisfaction with the Premier League is growing | Jacob Steinberg

Many top-flight clubs have been stripped of the right to dream of anything grander than existing. The result is boredom in some places and anger in others Summer is a time of optimism for fans. The combination of new signings, managers and beginnings is the recipe for a heady, fantastical concoction. Forget about everything that went wrong in the 12 months before, the slate has been wiped clean. Hope trumps cynicism and …

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Slaven Bilic says West Ham win over Spurs ‘should be the standard from here’

• Under-pressure West Ham manager basks in ‘great night for the club’ • Mauricio Pochettino admits team rotation may have hindered Tottenham Slaven Bilic promised to take the ignition provided by Carabao Cup heroics into a potentially decisive weekend for his West Ham United tenure. His side scored three times in 15 minutes to reach the quarter-finals at Tottenham Hotspur’s expense, after which Bilic promised the second-half performance would provide “a standard” for Saturday’s Premier League…

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 West Ham United: Carabao Cup – as it happened

West Ham launched an astonishing second-half comeback at Wembley to stun Spurs, Andre Ayew the two-goal hero. 9.51pm BST Well, well, well. Of course, it’d be easy to trot out a few Lads, It’s Tottenham jokes; new Spurs same as the old Spurs; all that jazz. But just as West Ham weren’t awful in the first half, Spurs weren’t particularly terrible in the second. It’s simply the case that the Hammers came…

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André Ayew kickstarts West Ham revival to dump Tottenham out of Carabao Cup

West Ham United produced a sensational comeback at Wembley Stadium, scoring three times in the space of 15 second-half minutes to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory that propelled Slaven Bilic’s team into the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup. For Bilic, struggling to save his job past the weekend, this was a rousing show of strength from a much-changed team that had looked shot at half-time as Spurs scored twice while barely flexing their muscles. …

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Joe Hart: ‘Playing for England was what other people did, I just supported’

England’s goalkeeper will surpass Gordon Banks’ 73 caps when he lines up against Slovenia on Thursday and still dreams of achieving that ‘special moment’ Joe Hart has first-hand experience of that sickening sense of helplessness, the one that grips any opponent whenever the ball veers towards Harry Kane alone inside the penalty area. He endured it a little over a week ago at the London Stadium. He would have been aware out of the corner of his eye of the forward …

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A weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity – photo essay

The Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins takes in three emotionally charged football matches over three days and captures all the colour and passion as AFC Wimbledon take on MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur visit West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday face Sheffield United in the Steel City derby Continue reading…

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Tottenham hang on to win with 10 as West Ham battle for Slaven Bilic

On a slow-burn afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur were always just about beyond West Ham United’s reach. Two late goals after Serge Aurier had been sent off with 20 minutes to go dragged a previously dormant side back into this game and drew the first real crackle of noise from the home crowd. A 3-2 defeat will put a hopeful gloss on this performance, and provide Slaven Bilic with evidence of the spirit and drive lurking within his team. The problem for…

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It hurts but Tottenham’s blueprint could work for stagnating West Ham

Slaven Bilic’s side will bare their teeth against Spurs on Saturday while grudgingly admitting their rivals’ evolutionary process has its merits For West Ham United supporters, the notion their club could do worse than take inspiration from Tottenham Hotspur in their drive to evolve may seem like blasphemy. East End passions are rarely more inflamed than when Tottenham visit and even the London Stadium running track may not douse the atmosphere …

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West Ham United v Huddersfield Town: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm BST kick-off Ten talking points from the weekend’s action Feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 8.48pm BST Van La Parra strides down the middle and slips the ball to Ince on his right. Ince reaches the area. A sucker punch by Huddersfield right at the end of the half? Nope. Ince doesn’t really connect with the shot and it’s blocked. And that’s that for the opening 45. West Ham have…

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Palace and Arsenal epitomise Premier League’s lack of joined-up thinking | Jacob Steinberg

The director of football role is underrated in England but may have helped the transition to Frank de Boer or forced Arsène Wenger to leave his comfort zone Now the honeymoon period has well and truly fizzled out, extinguished by so much sideways football that soon Louis van Gaal will be making a pilgrimage to Selhurst Park to see what all the fuss is about, it comes as no surprise to learn Crystal Palace …

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West Ham confident of signing William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon

• Transfer under threat after talks stall over £32.5m bid for midfielder • ‘We need someone to boost our team and quality,’ says Slaven Bilic Slaven Bilic says he is “quite confident” of signing William Carvalho despite West Ham United’s struggle to agree a fee for the midfielder with Sporting Lisbon. The transfer is under threat after negotiations with Sporting stalled, with the two clubs £5m apart in their valuation of the Portugal international…

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Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Lukaku hits double on debut – as it happened

Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his league debut for United, who produced a very confident statement of intent by battering West Ham 6.11pm BST And here’s Daniel Taylor’s match report from Old Trafford . Related: Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United dream start against West Ham 5.50pm BST Peep peep! That was a very confident statement of intent from United. Matic was good, Lukaku scored twice, and there were patches when United played with devastating speed…

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West Ham: from Hart to Hernández new boys promise much – if you can see

The long squint over the running track could be a more rewarding one for West Ham fans this season after some encouraging summer transfer activity Star man: The Hammers have a rich heritage when it comes to discovering Argentinian talent, from Carlos Tevez to Jonathan Calleri, and Manuel Lanzini’s joyful performances after Dimitri Payet buggered off to Marseille in January cemented him as a firm crowd favourite. The cherubic 24-year-old finished last …

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West Ham’s Javier Hernández delights in returning to ‘my old house’

• Striker to make West Ham debut at former home Old Trafford • Hernández won two Premier Leagues with Manchester United Javier Hernández will return to Old Trafford as a West Ham player on Sunday and says he feels “only happiness” towards the club that brought him to the Premier League seven years ago. The Mexico forward expects to make his competitive debut for Slaven Bilic’s side at the stadium he called home for…

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Manchester City’s Joe Hart set to join West Ham on season-long loan

• Manchester City and England goalkeeper to have medical on Monday • Tottenham agree to sell forward Clinton Njie to Marseille Joe Hart is set to join West Ham on a season-long loan and is due to have a medical with the London club on Monday. The Manchester City goalkeeper would have preferred to join a club permanently but in the end decided that staying in the Premier League, even if it is another loan spell, was a…

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