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Manchester City defeat West Ham to reach Capital One Cup final – video

Manuel Pellegrini says gives his reaction after Manchester City reached the Capital One Cup final for the first time in 38 years

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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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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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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 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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West Ham offer Joleon Lescott £90k-a-week to join relegation struggle

• Manchester City defender slips to fourth choice at club • Lescott keen to regain England place for World cup finals Joleon Lescott is the target of a £90,000-a-week move to West Ham United from Manchester City though he may reject the transfer as he is hopeful of attracting a higher-placed club in a bid to force his way into England’s World Cup squad. The central defender is fourth choice at City under…

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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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Sam Allardyce gains respite from West Ham’s win at Cardiff

• Sam Allardyce sees 10-man West Ham see off Cardiff • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unhappy with side’s first-half display West Ham ended their traumatic week with a 2-0 win at Cardiff that lifted them out of the bottom three in the Premier League, easing the pressure on Sam Allardyce, their embattled manager. Allardyce declined to speak to the media after the match, leaving his assistant, Neil McDonald, to say how pleased they both were with the spirit …

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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 rallies West Ham fans and welcomes back Andy Carroll

• You come out fighting or sink and die, says Allardyce • Carroll likely to be on the bench for Cardiff game Sam Allardyce has insisted in an email to West Ham fans he will “come out fighting” following his team’s dismal 6-0 defeat at Manchester City , a result that has persuaded the club to drastically reduce under-18 ticket prices for the semi-final, second leg on Tuesday week. West Ham, who have conceded 11 goals in their past two …

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce reflects on 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City – video

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says his team were outperformed by a strong Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg

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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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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 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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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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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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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 Bromwich Albion’s Nicolas Anelka could face ban after arm gesture

• Striker claims ‘quenelle’ was tribute to French comedian • Manager Keith Downing refuses to condemn action West Bromwich Albion’s caretaker manager Keith Downing refused to condemn Nicolas Anelka after the striker apparently made a far-right salute after scoring the first of his two goals in his side’s 3-3 draw with West Ham. Anelka has confirmed to Downing that he did perform what is known as a quenelle, or “reverse Nazi salute”, after…

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Sam Allardyce wants two signings ready-made for relegation fight

• West Ham seek Premier League experience in January • ‘My concern is to make sure they can hit the ground running’ Sam Allardyce wants two new signings in January to make an immediate impact on West Ham United’s increasingly fraught battle against relegation. The manager suggested that players with Premier League experience would be the priority but he would also welcome those with big reputations from overseas. He remembers how the mid-season capture of Youri Djorkaeff had helped to save his Bolton Wanderers team in…

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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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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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