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Slaven Bilic ‘hurt’ to see West Ham’s reputation damaged by crowd trouble

• Manager says club do not deserve to be undermined by minority • West Ham have vowed to ban 200 fans who were caught on CCTV Slaven Bilic has acknowledged that it hurts him and West Ham United to see the club’s name dragged through the gutter by the hooligan minority. The manager was more keen to talk up his team’s result against Chelsea from Wednesday night, when a 2-1 home win put them through to the EFL Cup quarter-finals, where…

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Arsène Wenger worried West Ham trouble could harm move for standing

• Wenger: ‘West Ham game not a good advert to come back to standing’ • Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey fit again for Arsenal Arsène Wenger, outlining his support for the safe standing movement, has expressed his concern that Wednesday night’s crowd trouble at the match between West Ham and Chelsea could set back the debate. “It gives an argument, especially to people who are against it,” said Wenger. “Personally I…

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Violence at West Ham: who is to blame and what must be done?

There are six areas of contention to emerge from events at the London Stadium, ranging from how rival fans could be so close together to how the FA will respond The headline flashpoint during the EFL Cup tie between West Ham United and Chelsea on Wednesday night kicked off in stoppage time, when some of the visiting supporters made for the exit at the back of the lower tier of the Sir Trevor Brooking…

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‘I won’t be going back there’ – a Chelsea fan’s view of crowd trouble

Violent incidents marred West Ham’s EFL Cup tie against Chelsea – one visiting fan points the finger squarely at the stewarding at the London Stadium I absolutely loved Upton Park and the atmosphere was fantastic but I wouldn’t go back to the London Stadium. During the first half it was all quite well behaved really. There were small pockets of Chelsea fans giving some back, you get that at any football ground, but there wasn’t any inciting hatred…

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West Ham to ban 200 supporters after derby trouble against Chelsea

• Club get tough after night of shame during League Cup match • Karren Brady hits out at fans on Twitter West Ham United will pursue a zero tolerance policy against the thugs they believe are damaging their image and are ready to ban 200 of them following the ugly scenes that marred their EFL Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium. The club mounted a massive security operation for the visit on Wednesday of Chelsea, who brought 5,182 travelling…

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Violence mars West Ham’s victory over Chelsea – Football Weekly Extra

The podders look back on the EFL Cup events on and off the pitch. Plus: Wolves axe Zenga, and Aston Villa prepare for a second-tier Second City derby Subscribe and review: iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud , Acast . Today’s Football Weekly Extra sees AC Jimbo joined by James Horncastle , Barry Glendenning and Jacob Steinberg , who was at the London Stadium to witness the events on and off the pitch following West Ham’s win over Chelsea . Continue

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Aston Villa’s Steve Bruce pleads with fans to behave at Birmingham derby

• Villa manager wants to avoid repeat of ‘horrible scenes’ at West Ham • Birmingham City host first second-city league derby in five years on Sunday Steve Bruce has called for supporters of Birmingham and Aston Villa to make this weekend’s second-city derby “the spectacle everyone wants to see” and avoid scenes like those that unfolded at the London Stadium on Wednesday night. The Villa manager was speaking before…

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West Ham at the London Stadium: a troubled start at the Olympic Park

Violence marred West Ham’s EFL Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium on Wednesday, with seven arrests made by the Metropolitan police. The Hammers have endured a difficult start at their new home West Ham’s first competitive match at the stadium comes earlier than expected with the second leg of a Europa League qualifier against NK Domzale. The Irons win 3-0 against the Slovenians, with Cheikhou Kouyate scoring the first goal at the club’s new home. However, there are some …

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‘Who would subject their kids to that kind of atmosphere?’ West Ham fans’ view of crowd trouble

Violent incidents which marred EFL Cup tie against Chelsea could have been prevented with better policing and stewarding – but are West Ham supporters being unfairly singled out? Wednesday night was my third trip to West Ham’s new stadium and it was largely a deeply unpleasant experience that transported me back to the bad old days of the late 1980s when I first started going to football on a regular basis…

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West Ham v Chelsea match marred by fan violence – video

Amateur footage shows crowd trouble inside the London Stadium towards the end of West Ham’s 2-1 EFL Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday night. Plastic bottles, seats and coins were thrown. Police made seven arrests. Both clubs have promised to ban for life any supporters found guilty of wrongdoing Original footage by @Jayzinq West Ham v Chelsea: Slaven Bilic condemns violence at London Stadium Continue reading…

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FA launches investigation into crowd trouble at West Ham v Chelsea tie

• Supporters clashed near the final whistle at the London Stadium • Both clubs have promised to ban any involved for life The Football Association has launched an investigation into the crowd trouble that marred Wednesday night’s EFL tie between West Ham and Chelsea. Both clubs have also promised to ban for life any supporters found guilty of wrongdoing after trouble flared towards the end of the 2-1 victory for West Ham. “The FA is investigating crowd disturbances at last night’s EFL…

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Slaven Bilic condemns ‘unacceptable’ violence at London Stadium

• West Ham and Chelsea could face sanctions after violence between fans • Fans will be banned for life if identified on CCTV by West Ham officials Slaven Bilic was upset by the violent scenes that flared inside the London Stadium towards the end of West Ham’s 2-1 EFL Cup win over Chelsea as unacceptable as his club promised to ban for life any supporters found guilty of wrongdoing. Chelsea will do likewise and a…

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Manchester United to host West Ham in EFL Cup quarter-finals

• Match will take place days after Premier League meeting at same venue • Liverpool v Leeds the other stand-out tie in last eight Manchester United will host West Ham in the stand-out tie of the EFL Cup quarter-finals, meaning that they will face each other twice at Old Trafford in a matter of days. Slaven Bilic’s side are already scheduled to face United in Manchester on Sunday 27 November and, with all…

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West Ham’s players start to feel at home but fans let club down | Jacob Steinberg

West Ham’s players are beginning to find their feet in the London Stadium but there were more unsavoury scenes in the stands as they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the EFL Cup fourth round Perhaps it always was wishful thinking that this match would pass off without any ugly incidents in the stands. Just as it seemed that West Ham United were drifting towards a largely peaceful and hugely precious victory over Chelsea in the League Cup, fighting…

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Cheikhou Kouyaté inspires West Ham but clashes mar win over Chelsea

It had always promised to be an incendiary tie and, for 90 minutes, it looked as though it would be celebrated for the football, which was fast, open and exciting. West Ham United finally delivered a performance and got a result to electrify their new stadium. But everything that went before was marred in stoppage time when the Chelsea supporters began to stream for the exit – at the back of …

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West Ham v Chelsea: EFL Cup fourth round – live!

Hammers host Antonio Conte’s team in EFL Cup fourth round Follow all the latest scores from England, Scotland and Italy Email tim.hill@theguardian.com or tweet @timmyhilleh 7.08pm BST Reasonably strong teams from both sides . West Ham swap Darren Randolph for Adrian, and bring in Aaron Cresswell for Simone Zaza, but otherwise it looks the same team that beat Sunderland at the weekend. Youngsters Aina, Chalobah and Batshuayi get a place in Chelsea’s starting XI; Diego…

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Antonio Conte defends passionate approach before West Ham game – video

Antonio Conte defends his passionate management style before Chelsea’s League Cup match against West Ham on Wednesday, following José Mourinho’s humiliation claims at the weekend . Conte says defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal forced him to change tactics. Conte says West Ham are confident and will be tough opponents Nemanja Matic believes heavy Arsenal defeat was ‘wakeup call’ for Chelsea Continue reading…

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Slaven Bilic hails fan support before Chelsea League Cup clash – video

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he hopes to have the fans’ support during their League Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday, following an improved atmosphere in their 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday. Bilic says West Ham have regained their confidence having claimed seven points in their last three matches West Ham take ‘robust’ steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea Continue reading…

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West Ham’s new home faces tinderbox tie test with Chelsea supplying the fuse | Owen Gibson

The EFL Cup match on Wednesday will be the most stringent examination of policing and stewarding at West Ham’s London Stadium as well as evaluating the ground’s ability to recreate Upton Park’s atmosphere Rather earlier in the season than hoped for by some and feared by others, West Ham United’s London Stadium home will face its sternest test on Wednesday when more than 5,000 Chelsea fans make the journey to Stratford. Not…

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West Ham take ‘robust’ steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea

• Restrictions on ticket and alcohol sales at high-risk fixture • London Stadium stewarding beefed up following disturbances West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a “robust policing plan” aimed at minimising crowd trouble at the EFL Cup tie on Wednesday. There has been trepidation surrounding the fixture ever since the draw for the fourth round was made last month given the rivalry that exists between the clubs and the…

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West Ham sink Sunderland with last-minute winner by Winston Reid

Deeper and deeper Sunderland dropped, until they were almost defending from their six-yard box, and there was an inevitability about the cruel blow that came from Winston Reid’s left foot in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Having decided to settle for a point when a braver side might have sought to test West Ham United’s nerve in a stadium that still feels a little cold and alien, they ended up with nothing. Their air…

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Valencia v Barcelona, Leicester v Crystal Palace – live football clockwatch!

Premier League, Football League, La Liga and much more besides Live scoreboard! Follow all of the action from Saturday’s games And email ben.fisher@theguardian.com or tweet @benfisherj 4.47pm BST In the Championship, Reading, without a win in four, are 1-0 up at Kenny Jackett’s Rotherham. Paul McShane has got the goal at the New York Stadium. Elsewhere, Norwich City still trail Preston 1-0 at Carrow Road. 4.43pm BST Surely only a consolation striker for Palace? Yohan Cabaye guides a …

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Andy Carroll no nearer to comeback from knee injury for West Ham

• Carroll is still not training two months after being sidelined • Club’s record-signing André Ayew back training after thigh strain Andy Carroll’s latest comeback has been delayed, with no return in sight for the injury-plagued West Ham striker. Related: West Ham investigate Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph over drinking claims Continue reading…

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Manuel Lanzini sparks West Ham into life with win over Crystal Palace

In driving rain in south-east London, the 10 men of West Ham United summoned the kind of resilience that has been so conspicuous by its absence until now. For Slaven Bilic, who has been under such intense scrutiny in recent weeks, this was the sweetest of victories. West Ham’s manager took delight in his side’s slick football in the first half, the result of his carefully-plotted tactical plan, and later in…

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Crystal Palace v West Ham United: Premier League – live!

Updates from the late kick-off at Selhurst Park Live scores: all the goals as they go in around Europe Email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.15pm BST 88 min Another West Ham change: Havard Nordtveit replaces the goalscorer Lanzini. 7.15pm BST 87 min Calleri draws a witless foul from Delaney to buy West Ham a bit of time. 7.13pm BST 86 min Another West Ham substitution: the willing Zaza is replaced by Jonathan Calleri. 7.12pm BST 85 min…

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Slaven Bilic: West Ham striker Simone Zaza is not returning to Juventus

• Manager denies London club plans to send on-loan Italian back in January • ‘He’s our player. He’s training good and we expect him to do the job’ Slaven Bilic has denied that West Ham United are planning to send Simone Zaza back to Juventus in January following the on-loan striker’s underwhelming start to life in England. Zaza has failed to score in his first five appearances for West Ham – four in the …

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7 Tottenham Hotspur 19
8 Manchester United 18
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