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Ighalo Names the EPL Clubs he Snubbed after Leaving Man Utd
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Ighalo Names the EPL Clubs he Snubbed after Leaving Man Utd

  Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has claimed he rejected offers from West Ham and West Brom, to keep him in the Premier League. The 31-year-old also revealed he snubbed Tottenham Hotspur before signing for Manchester United. Ighalo completed a dream switch to United, a club he supported as a boy when a loan agreement with Shanghai Shenhua was reached in January 2020. That short-term deal was extended to January 2021, before he left for Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab. “Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about. “But after being at Manchester United, the biggest club in England if not the world, what else could I possibly do in the Premier League? “I had good offers to stay in England, but I jus...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min

  Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has said that he was really sorry for his side’s 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Son, who scored a goal against Man United, said he felt bad because he really wanted to win the encounter. Man United defeated Jose Mourinho’s side, thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. The defeat against Arsenal means Tottenham are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining. “It’s a really sad afternoon. I am really not bothered about the goal,” Son told Tottenham’s website. “I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew. “I don’t know what to say – I’m reall...
West Ham Want To Sign Jesse Lingard Permanently From Manchester United
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West Ham Want To Sign Jesse Lingard Permanently From Manchester United

West Ham are set to launch a permanent move for Jesse Lingard - but there are emerging concerns over how much Manchester United will demand for the England international. There is optimism at the London Stadium that they can pull off a successful swoop for Lingard, who has been a revelation since joining on loan in January. The 28-year-old is known to have fully enjoyed his switch to London and there is encouragement at West Ham that he will give serious consideration to staying beyond this season. The forward has been sensational since joining on loan in January, scoring six goals in eight games and assisting four times. His displays have earned him an England recall, with Lingard now a serious contender to be part of Gareth Southgate's Euros squad. West Ham are underst...
Jesse Lingard And Pedro Neto Bust-up After West Ham Win Match
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Jesse Lingard And Pedro Neto Bust-up After West Ham Win Match

West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard, and Wolves forward Pedro Neto got into an heated conversation at the end of the match. Lingard revealed that Pedro Neto confronted him after the match unhappy about the result. Lingard was key against Wolves and helped West Ham move u on the Premier League table after a 3-2 win. However, Lingard and Neto got into a Bust-up, which the referee had to intervene. Both West Ham and Wolves players immediately ran towards them after some angry exchange of words. Lingard has scored six goals, with four assists in eight Premier League matches for West Ham United. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/bjdfltxE8oA
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...
He’s Moaning – Redknapp blasts Tierney as Arsenal drew with West Ham
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He’s Moaning – Redknapp blasts Tierney as Arsenal drew with West Ham

Former Liverpool player, Jamie Redknapp, has slammed Arsenal star, Kieran Tierney, for ‘moaning’ at his teammates after turning his back in the buildup to West Ham’s second goal against the Gunners in the Premier League on Sunday. Redknapp also accused Arsenal’s backline of not ‘doing their job’ against West Ham. Arsenal played a 3-3 draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium, thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen, Tomas Soucek, Craig Dawson and Alexandre Lacazette. “Watch Jesse Lingard, how bright and alive he is,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “‘Everyone else is sleeping. He gets on the ball, he surveys the situation and plays fast. “That’s what you want to do. That’s a bright football mind. Look at the flip side from Arsenal’s point of view. As soon as ...
Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash
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Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash

  Arsenal have passed Bukayo Saka fit for their clash with West Ham on Sunday. However, Willian faces a late fitness test, ahead of the Premier League fixture. Both Saka and Willian missed the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday due to hamstring and calf problems respectively. “As a precaution, Bukayo was left out of the squad to play Olympiacos on Thursday,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website. “During this week, Bukayo has responded well to treatment, has participated in training and is now available for selection. “Willian missed Thursday’s match with Olympiacos due to a tight calf. “Willian is recovering well, has participated in training and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.”...
Michail Antonio ‘snubs’ England, pledges his ‘international future to Jamaica’
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Michail Antonio ‘snubs’ England, pledges his ‘international future to Jamaica’

West Ham striker, Michail Antonio has reportedly snubbed England and officially pledged his international future to Jamaica. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Jamaica FA were making plans to recruit up to 15 English stars ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar. Joining Antonio on the list were Demarai Gray, Max Aarons, and Liam Moore, and it has now been reported that the West Ham man is the first to confirm his place in the Jamaica squad. Sky Sports report that Antonio has now definitely pledged his allegiance to the Caribbean island - where his parents were born - in a bid to play more international football having missed out regularly on England squads of late. Jamaica are also hopeful of persuading Isaac Hayden, Andre Gray, Ethan Pinnock Mason Holgate, Kemar Ro...
‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target
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‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target

The Toffees are within two points of fourth-placed West Ham after beating Southampton Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are dreaming of a place in the Premier League’s top four. The Toffees battled to a 1-0 win over Southampton on Monday thanks to an early goal from Richarlison, and they are now within two points of the top four with a game in hand. Everton can move into a Champions League qualification place with a win at West Brom on Thursday, though it could be a brief stay as Chelsea and Liverpool - who are directly above them in fifth and sixth respectively - clash later on the same day.
Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel
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Hasselbaink Backs Chelsea’s Top-four Position Under Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea hero, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has expressed confidence that the club would secure a top-four finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with a point behind fourth-place West Ham after 26 matches. Asked if Chelsea will finish top-four, Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: “I’m more convinced that Chelsea will make it because at the moment, they don’t get any goals against and that is a big thing. “They only need to score one goal to win matches. They are not getting counter-attacked that much. “Also, they are not getting goals against set-pieces, so in that aspect, it’s good. “Against Manchester United, they got the best chance in the game, and I still believe Chelsea will be in the top ...
Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy
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Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy

  Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Bayern Munich as the favourites to win the Champions League ahead of them. Guardiola’s men are on course to progress into the quarter-finals, following their 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, on Wednesday evening. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus secured the win for City, who have now won their last 19 games in all competitions. But despite his side’s impressive form, Guardiola feels Bayern Munich, who hammered Lazio 4-1 in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday, are better placed to win the Champions League this term. He told BT Sport: “When I see Bayern Munich I don’t think we are favourites. My target is West Ham in three days.
What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho
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What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he would be remembered in the club’s history for good reasons and not for bad. Mourinho said this while rubbishing rumours about his future at Tottenham. Speculation about Mourinho’s future increased last Sunday as Tottenham slipped to ninth position on the Premier League table following a 2-1 defeat at West Ham. But the former Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid head coach is now confident that he will turn the situation around. Speaking at his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday night, Mourinho said, “I believe that we will win through and that I will be in Tottenham’s history for the good reasons and not...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has pleaded with his players to make him look good against West Ham on Sunday. Mourinho’s men ended their run of one win in six by defeating Wolfberger 4-1 away from home in the Europa League last 32. Spurs now go to the London Stadium, with West Ham beaten just twice in their last 16 matches in all competitions. Mourinho could prove the difference with the Portuguese boasting of an impressive record in London derbies. Asked for his secret, he said: “We coaches are as good or as bad as our players make us. We depend a lot on them, especially coaches with a lot of experience and long histories, who went through every possible experience. “We get to a stage of our career where we feel much more stable, much more humble an...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told midfielder, Jesse Lingard, to leave Manchester United on a permanent deal this summer transfer window. Ferdinand believes Lingard should be aiming to quit Man United and extend his stay at West Ham, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved ahead after they signed new players last transfer window. Lingard is currently on loan at West Ham until the end of the season after he made just three appearances for Man United this season. The 28-year-old has made a bright start at West Ham, scoring two goals in his debut against Aston Villa earlier this month and also impressed in their 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last Monday. “What is his ambition here, beyond this season, what is he [Lingard] looking to do?’ Ferdinand tol...
FA Cup Quarter-final: Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd Get Ball Numbers
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FA Cup Quarter-final: Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd Get Ball Numbers

  The eight teams left in the FA Cup have been allocated ball numbers ahead of Thursday night’s draws for the quarter-finals. Manchester United qualified, thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 over West Ham at Old Trafford. Their city rivals Manchester City saw off Swansea 3-1 yesterday. Everton will be involved in the draw, after they edged out Tottenham 5-4 in extra time. The quarter-final draw is scheduled for 7.45pm at the BT Sport Studios. The games will be played on the weekend of March 20. BALL NUMBERS: 1 Bournemouth 2 Manchester United 3 Sheffield United or Bristol City 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Southampton 5 Barnsley or Chelsea 6 Everton or Tottenham Hotspur 7 Swansea City or Manchester City 8 Leicester City or Brighton & Hove Alb...
FA Cup Quarter-final: Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents
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FA Cup Quarter-final: Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents

The draw for FA Cup quarter-finals will be conducted this Thursday evening. It will be rounded just ahead of the last fifth-round tie of the week between Barnsley and Chelsea, which the Blues are expected to win. The balls will come out from 19:45 GMT in the BT Sport studios. Manchester United needed extra time to eliminate West Ham, while Everton edged a nine-goal thriller against Tottenham on Wednesday night. Bournemouth were the first side to book their spot, while the holders Arsenal are out. The same is the case with the Premier League champions, Liverpool. Manchester City, who defeated Swansea City yesterday, are the favourites to win the competition The quarter-final ties will be played on the weekend of March 20.
FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham
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FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended Donny van de Beek’s performance after they struggled past West Ham to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Scott McTominay netted the winner in extra time after a drab affair at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, who arrived in a £35 million deal from Ajax in the summer, started in midfield with Bruno Fernandes benched. In the absence of their main creative outlets, United struggled to find a way through West Ham. But Solskjaer was satisfield with how Van de Beek performed. “I thought in the first half, we and Donny played really well,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We created spaces and he was part of that. He did his job neat and tidy, had a half chance. In the second half, the whole team fell off a little bit and...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted that Dean Henderson is putting pressure on first-choice goalkeeper, David de Gea. Henderson, according to Solskjaer, has been improving since he returned to Old Trafford from Sheffield United. Henderson spent two years at Bramall Lane and has made 10 appearances this season, unable to dislodge De Gea as No.1. De Gea was at fault for Everton’s first goal during the 3-3 draw on Saturday and was also criticized for the late equalizer. Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie with West Ham, Solskjaer has said the gap between his two goalkeepers is getting smaller. “For me, [Henderson] has developed his game. “I know he’s not played as many games as he would’ve done last season — you see every game when he play...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned David de Gea that no-one’s place is safe, following his latest blunders in the 3-3 draw with Everton, SportsMail reports. United were pegged back after going two goals up at Old Trafford and then conceded a last-minute equaliser. De Gea was criticised for pushing the ball out straight to Abdoulaye Doucoure for Everton’s first goal and then making a weak attempt to block Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring the third. Dean Henderson is likely to be selected in goal for United’s FA Cup tie against West Ham on Tuesday night. However, when Solskjaer was asked about De Gea’s position, he said: “Every player has to earn his place. “We’re a squad with competition and that applies to every single one in the team.”...
Jesse Lingard hits double on his West Ham debut
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Jesse Lingard hits double on his West Ham debut

  Manchester United loanee Lingard - making his first Premier League start in 13 months - netted West Ham's second with a thunderous effort after 56 minutes. And the 28-year-old doubled his tally in the closing stages after Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez failed to hold on to his strike. "It is great when you bring someone in and they do well," West Ham boss Moyes told BBC Sport. "If he keeps up the form he showed tonight, and he is not completely match fit, scoring the goals, he will not be far way from Gareth Southgate's England squad in the summer." Midfielder Tomas Soucek had put the visitors in front at Villa Park, finishing off Said Benrahma's pass in the 51st minute. Ollie Watkins gave Villa a glimmer of hope, making it 2-1 with nine minutes remaining, before L...
Ajax accidentally leave record signing Haller out of Europa League squad
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Ajax accidentally leave record signing Haller out of Europa League squad

It is not yet clear if the club will be able to correct their error or if they will be without the forward for their last-32 tie against Lille Ajax have confirmed that they have accidentally left club-record signing Sebastien Haller out of their Europa League squad. Haller was brought in from West Ham last month , with the striker joining the Eredivisie giants in a €22.5 million (£20m/$28m) transfer from the Premier League outfit. The Ivory Coast international has started well for Ajax, scoring two goals and adding four assists in six league appearances thus far.
Sparkak Moscow Comment on the Future of Chelsea Owned Winger Victor Moses
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Sparkak Moscow Comment on the Future of Chelsea Owned Winger Victor Moses

  Spartak Moscow has released a statement on the future of Chelsea-owned winger, Victor Moses. The former Super Eagles player, joined the Russian heavyweight club in October 2020 for a loan fee of 300,000 euros and a purchase clause set at five million euros at the end of the season And now the club says it will make a decision on whether to trigger the purchase clause at the end of the 2020-2021 season, after consulting with the club's head coach. "So far we have not discussed the possible redemption of Moses. The head coach will decide on Victor, it's too early to talk about it," Spartak Moscow's Public Relations officer Fetisov said to Sport Express. "We will raise the issue of the purchase only at the end of the season." Moses has scored one goal in nine appearan...
Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season
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Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season

England-born Nigerian footballer, Oladapo Afolayan has joined Bolton on loan from West Ham until the end of the season. The 23-year-old striker made a goalscoring debut for the Hammers last month in a 4-0 victory against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup and is understood to have been recommended to the League Two side by ex-skipper Kevin Nolan. “We are really pleased to have brought in Dapo,” said Wanderers boss Ian Evatt. “He’s quick, strong and technical and a very exciting attacking talent who can play all along the front three.” Afolayan joined West Ham from Solihull Moors in 2018, having spent his youth at a multitude of clubs: Harrow St Marys, Chelsea, Toronto FC, Barnet, Tooting & Mitcham United, and Toronto Varsity Blues. He also spent time on loan at Oldham and Mans...
Liverpool Agree Deal with Ben Davies
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Liverpool Agree Deal with Ben Davies

Liverpool has agreed a £2 million deal to sign Preston defender, Ben Davies ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, Goal reports. The Premier League champions had opened talks with the Championship club, and Davies will now undergo a medical today. Davies is expected to provide a cover-up for long-term injured, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip at Anfield. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that the Reds would try to bring in at least one new face, with all four of their senior centre-backs currently sidelined through injury. Asked about Liverpool’s interest in Davies after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against West Ham on Sunday, Klopp told Sky Sports: “Ben Davies, Tottenham… I have nothing to say about it. With this line-up it’s not a problem, it’s only if something ...
Manchester United Jesse Lingard Completes Loan Move To West Ham
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Manchester United Jesse Lingard Completes Loan Move To West Ham

With three days left in the January transfer window, the market has been busy and a few players have made some moves, in their bid to get playing time. One is Manchester United Jesse Lingard who hasn’t been in Ole Gunner Solsqjaer’s plan for a very long time now, after he came back from injury. According to Sky Sports, he’s completes a move to West Ham on loan until the end of this season, as he seeks to get himself back into Ole’s plan next season.
Manchester City’s Mahrez extends Premier League run against West Bromwich Albion
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Manchester City’s Mahrez extends Premier League run against West Bromwich Albion

The Algeria international has been involved in nine goals in eight outings against the Baggies in the English top flight Riyad Mahrez continued his remarkable Premier League run against West Bromwich Albion with a goal and an assist during Tuesday’s game. The Algeria international accentuated his importance to Pep Guardiola’s team by helping the Citizens silence the Baggies 5-0 at the Hawthorns. Having won their last ten games across all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign, the Etihad Stadium giants faced Sam Allardyce’s men, who were hoping to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to West Ham United their last time out.  
Oladapo Afolayan scores first senior goal for West Ham United versus Doncaster Rovers
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Oladapo Afolayan scores first senior goal for West Ham United versus Doncaster Rovers

The English forward of Nigerian descent scored his first goal for the Hammers in their victory over Darren Moore’s Donny Oladapo Afolayan made a flying senior debut for West Ham United in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat of Doncaster Rovers in a fourth round FA Cup game. The 23-year-old, who returned to the Hammers after completing loan moves to Oldham Athletic and Mansfield Town, was brought on for Tomas Soucek in the 70th minute and he did not disappoint – finding the net just eight minutes after his introduction. Prior to this match, Afolayan had played for West Ham’s U23s against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. Against the Donny, he showed no signs of fatigue as he ran into the box to score a rebound from goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe’s save off Ryan Fredericks.
Former Arsenal star Wilshere admits he never expected to play in Championship after rejoining Bournemouth
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Former Arsenal star Wilshere admits he never expected to play in Championship after rejoining Bournemouth

The 29-year-old returned to the South Coast club three months after terminating his previous contract with West Ham Jack Wilshere has admitted he never imagined himself playing in the Championship, but he is relishing the challenge of helping Bournemouth win promotion back to the Premier League. The former Arsenal midfielder dropped down to the second tier to join the Cherries after terminating his contract with previous club West Ham in October. Wilshere says he could have seen out his £100,000-a-week deal with the Hammers but was desperate to rediscover his spark on the pitch rather than become a spectator off it.  
Premier League investigates West Brom’s Robert Snodgrass omission against West Ham
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Premier League investigates West Brom’s Robert Snodgrass omission against West Ham

  Robert Snodgrass' omission from the West Brom squad beaten at West Ham on Tuesday is being investigated by the Premier League. The former Scotland midfielder, 33, joined Albion from the Hammers on 8 January for an undisclosed fee, making his debut in Saturday's win at Wolves. But he missed the West Ham game because of "an agreement between the clubs", West Brom boss Sam Allardyce said. The Premier League will examine whether competition rules have been broken. Under normal circumstances, Snodgrass would have been eligible to play against West Ham, as his transfer was permanent. It is only with loan deals that such restrictions apply in the Premier League - in those circumstances, a player cannot face their parent club. But Allardyce said: "We could only get the ...
Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache
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Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache

The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the way for the move to Istanbul in the coming days. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since a 1-0 win over West Ham in March and has been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta. He joined the club in a £42.4m move from Real Madrid in 2013 and helped them win the FA Cup three times. Ozil spoke of his admiration for the Turkish side during a social media question-and-answer session during the week. "Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country," he told followers. Media reports in Turkey earlier this month claimed Fenerbahce would be signing Ozil in January. And when ...
West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board
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West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board

West Ham have appointed Eve Vorley, a director of X-rated films such as 'Lesbian Student Nurses' and 'Hot Housewives on the Job', to their board. Vorley, whose real name is Emma Benton-Hughes, is the partner of West Ham's co-chairman David Sullivan and has been pictured at the London Stadium watching the Hammers in action on numerous occasions. Now, she is stepping up into the day-to-day running of the club who are currently 10th in the Premier League standings. The 55-year-old Vorley was a Page 3 girl and directed a number of adult films in the late 90s and early 2000s. The adult entertainment industry is where her partner Sullivan has made his money - in the Sunday Times richlist, Sullivan's estimated wealth came in it £1.15billion. Vorley has been appointed a director a...
Jack Grealish Accused Of ‘Embarrassing’ Dive In Aston Villa’s Controversial Loss To West Ham
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Jack Grealish Accused Of ‘Embarrassing’ Dive In Aston Villa’s Controversial Loss To West Ham

    Jack Grealish was accused of an 'embarrassing' dive during Aston Villa's 2-1 loss against West Ham on Monday night. Once again most people were left talking about VAR after West Ham's win, with Ollie Watkins late equaliser ruled out by the video officials by the barest of all margins. However, Grealish, who scored Villa's equaliser before Jarrod Bowen's winner, was also at the centre of some controversy, which spilled out into the manager's technical areas. In the second half the England international won a free-kick after a clash with Pablo Fornals, but the 25-year-old's delayed reaction caused outrage from fans on Twitter. There was tension between the two benches during the game as well, with both assistant managers getting booked for an argument, that it...
Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead
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Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Bouba Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup and scored the winner in the tournament's opening game as his country beat France 1-0. "Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero," Fifa posted on social media. A post on Fulham's Twitter account said the club was "devastated" and, using Bouba Diop's nickname, added: "Rest well, Wardrobe." BBC WHO IS PAPA BOUBA DIOP? Papa Bouba Diop (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese professional footballer. His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back, where he previously play...
(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp
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(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool on Wednesday night suffered a 2-0 loss against Atalanta in the Champions League, making it the first time in 137 matches that manager Jurgen Klopp has lost at home by such a margin since joining Liverpool.   In Klopp's previous competitive matches in charge at home, Liverpool have only lost by more than one goal.   The last time the Reds suffered such a heavy defeat at Anfield was in August 2015, when Brendan Rodgers saw his side lose 3-0 to West Ham in the Premier League.     On Wednesday November 25, Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target - the first time they've done so in the Champions League since  2003 while opponents Atalanta  struck twice in the space of five minutes via Josip Illcic and Robin Gosens.   ...
West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again
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West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again

 Phil Foden equalised after a wonderful overhead kick from Michail Antonio but Manchester City were held by West Ham. Manchester City continued their stuttering start to the Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at West Ham. The Hammers last beat City in September 2015 but Michail Antonio's magnificent overhead kick gave them an 18th-minute lead. City produced more of the ponderous play that saw them drop points against Leicester City and Leeds United until Phil Foden came off the bench to inspire their most convincing passage of the match.
Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement
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Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement

  Former West Ham United defender James Collins has announced his retirement.   The Wales international, at 37, has declared he's hung up the boots. Collins has been without a team for over a year and has preferred to step away from the game. In his career, he made almost 300 appearances in the Premier League and participated in the 2016 Euros.  
Premier League Betting: Calvert-Lewin 2/1 to outscore Salah ahead of Merseyside derby
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Premier League Betting: Calvert-Lewin 2/1 to outscore Salah ahead of Merseyside derby

The Everton forward has already scored six goals in just four games but bet365 still make him odds-against to best the Liverpool man this season The Premier League season is just four games old and already Dominic Calvert-Lewin is staking a claim for the Golden Boot. It has been a remarkable start to the season for the Everton forward, who has scored six league goals, including a hat-trick against Tottenham. He also netted a treble in the Carabao Cup against West Ham and struck on his England debut against Wales. Calvert-Lewin’s tally has already equalled his second-best Premier League haul and bet365 offer 2/1 (3.0) that he outscores Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be
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Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be

The Gunners were fortunate to claim all three points and their manager believes plenty of work lies ahead Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham, but was pleased with his team's belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal's seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves.
‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals
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‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals

The pre-season hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Man City, but the Gunners reminded everyone of their class in last week's 6-1 win over Reading Leah Williamson is happy for Arsenal to be underestimated – but has warned rivals that they are “a team on a mission” after a disappointing season last year. Following a summer of hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Manchester City, something head coach Joe Montemurro commented on recently, the Gunners made a statement in their opening Women’s Super League fixture, thrashing Reading 6-1. Arsenal now head into their second game of the new season, against West Ham on Saturday, top of the table after Chelsea dropped points at Manchester United and Manchester City only won 2-0 at newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours
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Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours

The France midfielder has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, but the Blues boss isn't interested in such speculation Frank Lampard says N’Golo Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea’s plans going forward and he has no intention of selling him. Inter have been among the teams linked with a move for Kante, amid rumours Chelsea were looking to sell him to fund a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Chelsea have been heavily involved in this summer’s transfer dealings, but Lampard says Kante isn’t on the market.
Diangana to West Bromwich Albion: What were West Ham thinking?
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Diangana to West Bromwich Albion: What were West Ham thinking?

The uproar provoked by the Hammers letting one of their prized assets depart has generated column inches...but was that decision reasonable? When West Ham United sent prodigious talent Grady Diangana out on loan to West Bromwich Albion last season, the plan was for him to get gametime, gain valuable experience and return to the London Stadium ready to push for a place in the first team...or so we thought. In fairness, two of those wishes were met: the exciting winger played 30 times for the Albion as they regained promotion to the top flight after two years away, and was probably Slaven Bilic’s second-most-important attacker behind the mesmeric Matheus Pereira. The third hope for the 22-year-old academy graduate seemed to be a mere formality after an impressive campaign at The H...
Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently
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Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently

The DR-Congo born star completed a permanent switch to the Hawthorns after playing a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League this season West Ham United captain Mark Noble has expressed his anger after Gary Diangana left the club to join newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion on a five-year contract. Friday's move brought an end to Diangana's 10-year stay in London having joined West Ham Academy at the age of 12. The 22-year-old joined West Brom on a season-long loan last summer after struggling to break into the Hammers' first-team, and he made a commanding statement with his return of eight goals in 30 Championship outings as Slaven Bilic's side returned to the English top-flight for the 2020-21 campaign.
Moment footballer Enner Valencia sister is rescued from Ecuadorian jungle after being held for 11 days by kidnappers in £1.5m ransom bid
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Moment footballer Enner Valencia sister is rescued from Ecuadorian jungle after being held for 11 days by kidnappers in £1.5m ransom bid

Erci Valencia Lastra, the sister of the former Premier League star who played for both West Ham and Everton in England, was kidnapped in the city of Quito, in the northern Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on August 17. She was later rescued in a jungle located near the city of San Lorenzo, in the north-western Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas last Friday, August 28. According to an official press statement by Ecuadorian police, heavily armed men stormed her house and after attacking the whole family and stealing various items, they took the woman away. Her husband reportedly managed to escape by jumping into a nearby river during the attack. During a press conference, the head of the kidnapping unit of the National Police, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Herrera, said the intenti...
Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold
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Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold

Eight Premier League clubs have crossed UEFA’s Financial Fair Play threshold, the UK Mirror reports. This is contained in the Annual Review of Football Finance published by Deloitte, examining clubs’ expenditure and revenue. The review from the 2018/2019 season, showed that eight top-flight clubs are above the 70% warning threshold stipulated by UEFA. Among them are Bournemouth, Everton and Leicester, who reported salaries to revenue ratios of 85%, 85% and 83% respectively. It is the first time since the 2015/2016 campaign there is more than one Premier League club with a ratio of more than 80%. Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Fulham (who have since been relegated) were the other clubs to report figures above 70%.
West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit
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West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit

The DR Congolese descent turned down a new contract and he is set to leave the club at the end of the month West Ham United manager David Moyes has described Jeremy Ngakia’s decision to leave the club as a "kick in the teeth". Ngakia, who rose through the ranks at West Ham, was handed his first-team debut in January against Liverpool, and he made three more Premier League appearances before the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus lockdown. He joined the Hammers at the age of 14 and he is set to seek a new adventure when his contract expires on June 30, after rejecting a new offer which is reportedly worth £5,000-a-week.
COVID-19: Victor Moses Value Drops as Inter Milan Eye Deal
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COVID-19: Victor Moses Value Drops as Inter Milan Eye Deal

Inter Milan have made it clear they are not ready to pay £10.75million for Victor Moses, the UK Sun reports. The former Nigeria international is owned by Chelsea and Inter have informed the Premier League side they value him at £6m. The Serie A club believe the financial impact of the COVID-19, means there is no plenty of money to spend this summer. Moses currently has one year left on his Chelsea deal. Inter coach, Antonio Conte, has proposed that the winger should be loaned again for whole of the 2020/2021 season, but the Blues are unlikely to agree to that. Moses has been loaned out to five different clubs since joining Chelsea in 2012 including Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham, Fenerbahce and Inter.
Why Chelsea released Rice – but now want him back at the Bridge
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Why Chelsea released Rice – but now want him back at the Bridge

The Blues are interested in re-signing the England international, whom they let go at 14 and then watched flourish at West Ham Chelsea are interested in re-signing Declan Rice from West Ham but does that necessarily mean that releasing him in 2013 was a mistake? Opinion is divided down at Cobham, where the Blues' academy is currently scouting, coaching and producing more talent than at any other club in English football. At 14, Rice was not deemed good enough to be kept on and was, thus, released. He then enjoyed a successful trial and West Ham and never looked back, progressing through the youth-team ranks before breaking into the senior side at the tail end of the 2016-17 season.
West Ham eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera
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West Ham eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera

West Ham are eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera. The Mexico captain only moved to Atletico last summer from Porto, though could be tempted to London this summer. The 30 year-old has a deal to 2022 and after only 14 starts this season is considering his options. The Independent says West Ham are keen where manager David Moyes can offer Herrera regular first team football. Any sale will represent a profit for Atleti, with Herrera having joined in a Bosman transfer
English Premier League To Return Soon, Says UK Govt
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English Premier League To Return Soon, Says UK Govt

UK government’s cabinet minister responsible for sports on Monday said he had been in talks with the English Premier League to ensure the game return soon. Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sports Secretary, said this was with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible. “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community. “But of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance,” he said. The Premier League, which has been on hold since March 13, remains suspended until at least April 30. The suspension will be as the lockdown measures are in place in...
Bouna Sarr unfazed by transfer speculation on Marseille future
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Bouna Sarr unfazed by transfer speculation on Marseille future

The Senegalese full-back has been the attraction of a couple of European clubs Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr has stated that he is not paying attention to the transfer speculation surrounding his future at the club. A number of European clubs that include Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and West Ham, are a rumoured to be interested in securing the 28-year old of Senegalese and Guinean descent. Marseille is willing to let go of some of their key players in a bid to generate revenue, but it would come at the cost of losing their best legs in the Champions League which they are poised to reach for the first time since 2013 as they are presently second in Ligue 1. "Now, I don't necessarily pay attention to that detail [transfer speculation]. I pay attention to my career," Sarr told FootMe...

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