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West Ham vs Chelsea: We want to make Tuchel’s men suffer – Kurt Zouma
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West Ham vs Chelsea: We want to make Tuchel’s men suffer – Kurt Zouma

West Ham defender, Kurt Zouma, has said they can make former club Chelsea suffer when they meet in a London Derby on Saturday. David Moyes’ side is looking to end a run of three games without a win against the Premier League leaders. Zouma left Stamford Bridge to join the Hammers in a £29.8 million deal in the summer, after seven years and 151 appearances for Chelsea. The Frenchman has made an impressive start in East London but expects a tough afternoon against Thomas Tuchel’s men. “It will feel special in a way because I’ve been there for so many years. “I want to beat Chelsea because I want to beat everybody. I play for West Ham now and I’m very happy to be here. It’s going to be a tough game as we know they have a lot of strength, but we have to use our strength to mak...
Chelsea had many faults – Thomas Tuchel cries out after 2-1 win at Watford
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Chelsea had many faults – Thomas Tuchel cries out after 2-1 win at Watford

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has expressed his frustration with his team’s performance after they suffered to beat Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday. Tuchell said it was ‘so unusual’ for his side to fail to reach their normal high standards, adding that his team had many faults during the game. The German boss told his post-match press conference, “That’s not us. We were absolutely not ready today for this match. “I missed maybe to find the right approach to make my team ready. We did not cope with the pressure, with the first ball, second ball. “We had a lot of changes but too many faults. It did not get better. The only thing we could do was hang in there and focus on the easy things. It was a lucky win. “I see this totally as an exception from the rule. I will not ins...
Man United top star told to leave club immediately after Rangnick’s arrival
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Man United top star told to leave club immediately after Rangnick’s arrival

Manchester United attacking midfield, Jesse Lingard has been told to leave the club and join Premier League rivals, West Ham. Former Premier League star, Glen Johnson wants the England player to leave United without further delay. Manchester United confirmed the arrival of Ralf Rangnick as their new interim boss on Monday, meaning that the player could wait and see how things turn out under the new manager, having not started a domedtic league or Champions League match this season. The player decided to stay at Man United over the summer and fight for his place in the side turning down a move to West Ham. Having not been able to realise his dream of establishing himself at Old Trafford, Lingard is now being heavily linked with a permanent transfer away from the club. David...
Jimenez Dents West Ham’s top-four Charge
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Jimenez Dents West Ham’s top-four Charge

  West Ham missed the chance to move second in the Premier League table as Raul Jimenez's 58th-minute strike secured a well-deserved 1-0 win for Wolves at Molineux. The Hammers completed their first league double over Wolves since the 1922-23 campaign last term, but they produced a flat display in the Midlands to check their progress. Jimenez latched onto Daniel Podence's cross to strike the decisive blow 13 minutes into the second half meaning West Ham remain in third place ahead of the weekend's remaining fixtures. Max Kilman blazed over a good chance for a late second but one would be enough for Bruno Lage's upwardly mobile side, whose fifth win in seven games means they sit sixth in the table having lost their opening three matches.
West Ham eyeing Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark
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West Ham eyeing Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark

West Ham are eyeing Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark. The east Londoners were originally planning to review their central defensive options at the end of the season when Stark would be free, says the Daily Mail. Angelo Ogbonna's absence will leave manager David Moyes with Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson and Issa Diop as his remaining senior centre-back options. Stark, who has been capped twice by his country, is a vital performer for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. But, due to his contract situation, January represents their last chance to demand a fee for Stark if they cannot persuade him to sign an extension.  
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Graeme Souness predicts EPL clash at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Graeme Souness predicts EPL clash at Anfield

Former Liverpool boss, Graeme Souness, has said the team will be “angry” when they host Arsenal this weekend. The Reds’ unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign ended before the international break, after they lost at West Ham. Jurgne Klopp’s side were defeated 3-2 and have dropped four points behind league leaders Chelsea after 11 games. Arsenal visit Anfield on Saturday, unbeaten in the league since the end of August. But Souness believes Liverpool’s frustration from their last defeat will blow the Gunners away. He told Sky Sports’ Essential Football Podcast: “I think Liverpool will be the angry team having lost last time out where they were not at their normal standards. “So I’m expecting a full throttle Liverpool against an Arsenal team who will b...
Peterborough sign Kai Corbett after Southampton, Wolves trials
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Peterborough sign Kai Corbett after Southampton, Wolves trials

Peterborough United have snapped up West Ham youngster Kai Corbett. The Daily Echo says Corbett joins the Posh after trials with Southampton and Wolves. He departed West Ham in the summer hoping to find a club with a clearer first-team pathway for him. Corbett featured regularly for Hammers' under-18 and under-23 side last season and is a hotly-rated youngster who has attracted attention from clubs up and down the country with a trial at Manchester United in 2020.  
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Football without fans is not football
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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Football without fans is not football

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is delighted to be playing in front of full stadiums again. Liverpool have made a strong start to the season, losing only once – last time out at West Ham United – in 17 matches across all competitions. “It is amazing," the Reds' No.1 said in the official Liverpool FC magazine. “I think football without fans is not football. The feeling you have to have your supporters with you on the pitch is fantastic, to have them on our side. “They can be an extra player on the pitch for us and also they help us with the way we play, pushing us forward and giving that extra energy for us in the game when it's needed. I'm really happy to have them back."  
West Ham make January spending call after Kretinsky cash boost
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West Ham make January spending call after Kretinsky cash boost

West Ham are not planning a January buying spree after the investment of Czech Republic billionaire Daniel Kretinsky. The London Evening Standard says Kretinsky on Wednesday completed his purchase of a 27 per cent stake in West Ham in a deal thought to be worth over £180million. Forbes value Kretinsky's personal wealth at £2.9billion and vice-chair Karren Brady says his arrival will “assist in the development of the club's key areas of focus". His initial investment will help West Ham pay their debt which stands at £150m and David Moyes is unlikely to spend big in January as the Hammers chase Champions League qualification, though the Scot will be backed to bring in a central defender and a back-up striker to cover for Michail Antonio. Moyes could also go back in for another mo...
Ray Parlour names club to win Europa League this Season after West Ham beat Liverpool 3-2
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Ray Parlour names club to win Europa League this Season after West Ham beat Liverpool 3-2

Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour has said that West Ham will win the Europa League. According to him, all the manager, David Moyes needs to do is get his squad management right. West Ham became the first club to beat Liverpool this season, defeating Brendan Rodgers’ side 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday. And Parlour believes they are up for big things this season. “Yeah, definitely. I think they have got a very good chance of winning it,” Parlour told the talkSPORT Breakfast when asked the possibility of the Hammers claiming the title. “The team they have got now, we’ve seen in the Premier League that they can compete every week. They’re scoring goals and exciting to watch. “All David Moyes has got to try and do, and he mentioned it in his interview last nig...
West Ham Overpower Liverpool in thriller to move third
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West Ham Overpower Liverpool in thriller to move third

West Ham outfought and out-thought Liverpool to leapfrog their opponents into third in the Premier League with a 3-2 victory, ending the Reds' 25-game unbeaten run. It was the archetypal West Ham performance, punctuated with potency on the counter-attack and physicality at set-pieces, in what is turning out to be another outstanding season for David Moyes' side. West Ham took the lead with their first attack as Pablo Fornals' corner skimmed off the glove of Alisson and into the net (4), going down as an own goal despite a VAR check for a potential foul. Moments later, Aaron Cresswell was fortunate not to see red for a studs up challenge on Jordan Henderson, also checked by VAR. Liverpool dominated the ball and equalised just before the break, however, as Trent Alexander-Arnold...
Bowen bound for Liverpool? Why Klopp is a big fan of West Ham’s all-action forward
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Bowen bound for Liverpool? Why Klopp is a big fan of West Ham’s all-action forward

The 24-year-old has established himself as a key player with the Hammers under David Moyes and could soon be on his way to Anfield It’s fair to say that one or two eyebrows were raised when Liverpool were linked with Jarrod Bowen a few months back. Many had expected the Reds to target a forward during the summer transfer window, but few would have had the West Ham man’s name high on the list of potential arrivals at Anfield. Liverpool’s interest, though, was genuine. Bowen, 24, is seen as a player of considerable potential, and one capable of making the step up to a ‘big four’ club in the future.  
Fernando Torres names world’s best player
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Fernando Torres names world’s best player

Former Liverpool striker, Fernando Torres, has named the club’s forward Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world presently. Torres stated this ahead of Liverpool’s English Premier League clash with West Ham on Saturday. Salah has been in blistering form since the start of the season. The Egyptian international has scored 15 goals and registered six assists in 14 matches for Liverpool so far. “One hundred percent. I think not only this year, but the last two or three seasons have also been amazing,” Fernando Torres replied when asked by Liverpool’s official website if Salah is the world’s finest at present. “You are always talking about individual trophies for players when they win trophies at the same time, but I think he has been one of the best two or three players ...
Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
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Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the Premier League. Arsenal are currently in the 6th position on the Premier League table with 17 points from 10 games. Mikel Arteta’s side finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester City, Chelsea Liverpool, Man United and champions Manchester City. But Keown expects Arsenal to finish between ‘fourth or fifth’ position this season. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Watford on Sunday, Keown told The Mirror: “I think the win against Leicester was a statement victory. “They have done really well to turn it around after losing the first three games of the season. “I think it is about Arsenal rebuilding the reputation as it’s abo...
Josh Cavallo comes out as the world’s only openly gay male pro footballer and admits living a double life is exhausting’
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Josh Cavallo comes out as the world’s only openly gay male pro footballer and admits living a double life is exhausting’

Josh Cavallo, an Australian professional footballer who plays as a left back and central midfielder for Adelaide United, has come out as gay, becoming the only known current male top-flight professional footballer in the world to be out. "I'm a footballer and I'm gay," the 21-year-old said in an emotional video posted on Adelaide United's social media. "All I want to do is play football and be treated equally." Cavallo is the first active gay professional footballer to come out in Australia's top-flight, saying he was done with feeling "ashamed" about his sexuality. He added: "I'm tired of trying to perform at the best of your ability and to live this double life, it's exhausting. "I thought that people would think of me differently when they found out. They would start tr...
Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs
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Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs

West Ham lifted themselves to fourth in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Tottenham as Michail Antonio’s goal proved the difference. Antonio struck with 17 minutes remaining as he met Aaron Cresswell's fierce corner from the left, meaning West Ham have now scored 18 goals via set-pieces since the start of last season. The response from Spurs was non-existent following the goal with Nuno Espirito Santo's team failing to register a shot on goal in the second half as their run of two straight victories came to an end. The victory sends the Hammers above Spurs in the table with the north Londoners now suffering four straight defeats in London derbies.
Ogbonna header secures West Ham win at Everton
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Ogbonna header secures West Ham win at Everton

West Ham leapfrogged Everton in the Premier League as Angelo Ogbonna's 74th-minute header was enough to secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Goodison Park on Super Sunday. In a game low on quality in the final third, Ogbonna rose to meet Jarrod Bowen's set-piece as Everton suffered their first home defeat of the season after three consecutive victories. Alex Iwobi and Salomon Rondon both missed good chances either side of half-time to put the hosts in front but West Ham recorded successive league wins at Goodison Park for the first time since 1930 on David Moyes' return to his former club. The result moves West Ham up to sixth in the table as Everton slip to seventh and miss out on the chance to move into the top four.
Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash
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Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash

Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has issued a warning to Thomas Tuchel’s side ahead of their away Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday evening. Nevin said Chelsea couldn’t afford to take the threat posed by Brentford lightly when both teams clash at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford have made a strong start to life in the Premier League following their promotion from Championship. The Bees currently sit in the seventh position on the Premier League table with just four points behind leaders Chelsea. Writing in his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Brentford add yet another London Premier League derby to an already decent-sized list, as if Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace weren’t enough! “I am never sure if I should add Watfor...
Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late
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Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late

Yoane Wissa scored a dramatic late winner for Brentford as they beat West Ham 2-1 and continued their impressive start to Premier League life. It was hard to know who were the newly-promoted side and who were playing in Europe as Brentford pummelled West Ham in the first half, grabbing a deserved lead when Bryan Mbeumo's strike was awarded by the goal-line technology on 20 minutes. West Ham responded after the break and Jarrod Bowen's pure, half-volleyed finished drew them level with 10 minutes remaining. An assault on the Bees' goal was expected but, led by Pontus Jansson, the visitors managed the situation and created one last chance for themselves when Jansson's header was saved and the rebound was brilliantly hammered home by Wissa. The win means Brentford head into the...
Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level
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Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level

The Bees’ manager singles out the 26-year-old Algerian winger for praise ahead of their visit to face the Hammers in London Brentford manager Thomas Frank has heaped praise on West Ham United winger Said Benrahma ahead of the two team’s Premier League fixture on Sunday. The promoted side will travel to London Stadium to face the David Moyes-led side seeking to continue with their fine start to the season that has seen them sit ninth on the table. Ahead of the game, Frank was asked to comment about the performance of the 26-year-old Algerian winger, who moved to West Ham from Brentford on an initial season-long loan deal, with an agreement to make the transfer permanent on October 16, 2020.
Manchester United and Chelsea-linked Rice responds to transfer talk
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Manchester United and Chelsea-linked Rice responds to transfer talk

The England international midfielder continues to see a big-money move mooted, but says he remains fully committed to the West Ham cause for now Declan Rice has vowed to “give everything” to West Ham as questions continue to be asked of his future, with the England international paying little attention to the reports linking him with Manchester United and Chelsea. Transfer speculation is nothing new for the 22-year-old, with each window bringing a fresh round of rumours. Rice has grown accustomed to dealing with the gossip and remains under contract at the London Stadium until 2024, so is reluctant to be dragged into a debate regarding what could happen if big-money offers are put on the table.  
West Ham unveil statue paying tribute to Moore, Hurst and Peters
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West Ham unveil statue paying tribute to Moore, Hurst and Peters

West Ham have unveiled a statue paying tribute to Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and the club’s 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup success at the London Stadium. Hurst, Moore's daughter Roberta and Peters' wife Kathy were in attendance to see the bronze sculpture's reveal on Wednesday, along with club captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice and manager David Moyes. Peters had his ashes laid in the foundations of the statue, which was commissioned last year as part of the club's 125th-anniversary celebrations after consultations with supporters. It gives my family and I great comfort and peace to know that Martin has now been laid to rest, and we couldn't think of anywhere better than the spot where his legacy is honoured," Kathy Peters said. "He would be so proud...
EPL: Ronaldo tipped to become Man Utd manager ‘within 18 months’
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EPL: Ronaldo tipped to become Man Utd manager ‘within 18 months’

Former Tottenham coach, Tim Sherwoood, has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to become Manchester United’s next manager “within 18 months”. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford this summer and has already netted four times in his first three matches. However, Sherwood believes the 36-year-old could soon be making his impact from the dugout. Current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is under pressure after United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham on Wednesday night. Having not won any trophy since he replaced Jose Mourinho, Solskjaer is under more scrutiny than ever, after Ronaldo returned to the club along with Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Ronaldo has already shown glimpses of a desire to control things from the touchline, whether it be in the Euro 2016 final or when he sto...
Carabao Cup: Van de Beek Blamed for Man Utd’s Defeat to West Ham
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Carabao Cup: Van de Beek Blamed for Man Utd’s Defeat to West Ham

Former England international, Casey Stoney, has blamed Donny van de Beek for Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Van de Beek has failed to establish himself as a regular in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team since arriving in the summer of 2020. The Dutchman was handed a rare start for the visit of the Hammers, but failed to impress yet again as United crashed out of the competition. Manuel Lanzini’s goal in the ninth minute proved to the winner at Old Trafford. When analysing the only goal of the game, Stoney said on Sky Sports: “It’s poor defending, he (van de Beek) has got him in his eyesight. I don’t know why he thinks he’s got to go after the ball, he just needs to stay with his player. “He’s been drawn to the ball, he’s ...
West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd
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West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd

West Ham knocked out Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup with Manuel Lanzini's early goal enough for a 1-0 victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten semi-finalists in the last two editions and came into this match fresh from sealing a thrilling 2-1 Premier League win at the London Stadium when the sides met on Sunday. But three days on, it was David Moyes' men celebrating as Lanzini secured West Ham a rare Old Trafford triumph and Carabao Cup progress as the hosts failed to turn 27 shots into a goal. The Hammers had failed to win on their previous 17 trips to Old Trafford, with Carlos Tevez the last player to score a winner there back in May 2007. This time, Argentine compatriot Lanzini did the damage, sweeping home after Ryan Fredericks roared pa...
West Ham vs Man Utd: EPL officials confirm Ronaldo should have gotten penalty
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West Ham vs Man Utd: EPL officials confirm Ronaldo should have gotten penalty

Premier League match officials have confirmed that Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo should have gotten a penalty against West Ham on Sunday, the UK Times reports. Ronaldo made it 1-1 against the Hammers, after Said Benrahma put the hosts ahead at the London Stadium. Before Jesse Lingard netted the winner for United, Ronaldo saw three penalty appeals ignored by Martin Atkinson. The 36-year-old clashed with Kurt Zouma, but it was the incident with Vladimir Coufal that has been raised. Atkinson was not advised to consult the VAR monitor, which meant his original decision stood. However, referees were told at their fortnightly meeting, that a spot kick would have been a better call on the pitch. And that Atkinson should have been asked to review the decis...
‘West Ham United can learn and grow’ – Algeria’s Benrahma reflects after Manchester United loss
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‘West Ham United can learn and grow’ – Algeria’s Benrahma reflects after Manchester United loss

Despite taking the lead in the first half, the Hammers eventually went down to the Red Devils on their home turf   Algeria international Said Benrahma has stated West Ham United's 2-1 Premier League loss to Manchester United at London Stadium on Sunday is a chance for them to learn and grow. Benrahma scored the first goal of the game before Cristiano Ronaldo struck a quick equaliser for the Red Devils from close range in the first half. Jesse Lingard, a second-half substitute, scored the winning goal for Manchester United, but the London side could have earned an equaliser after Andriy Yarmolenko’s cross hit Luke Shaw’s arm deep into stoppage time, but Mark Noble  - a seasoned spot-kick taker who was subbed on to take the set-piece - was unable to beat David de Gea in go...
EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions
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EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Sunday refused to answer questions about their title ambitions, following a 2-1 win at West Ham. Said Benrahma saw his shot deflected in to give the hosts the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo reacted quickest to his rebound to make it 1-1. Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort in the 89th minute and David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time. Solskjaer was asked about winning the Premier League title after the match. He replied: “You’re not gonna get me on that one now. It’s five games into the season. “I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s the way it is at Man United. “We deserved three points [against West Ham]. It’s a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make ...
West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer explains why he benched Sancho in EPL win
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West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer explains why he benched Sancho in EPL win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Jadon Sancho for the West Ham clash on Sunday. Solskjaer said that he did not start Sancho in Man United’s 2-1 win against West Ham because of the player’s ability to make an impact off the bench. Sancho, who replaced Mason Greenwood in the second half against West Ham, had started Man United’s last three games against Wolves, Newcastle and Young Boys, respectively. “Jadon’s [Sancho] started the Tuesday game and we found the decision better to leave him here now and the chance to come on and make a difference if we need him to,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. He added, “Scott [McTominay] and Fred of course, they are back in, they are a partnership that we see here, we want to have their energy here toda...
De Gea penalty heroics and Lingard haunt Hammers
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De Gea penalty heroics and Lingard haunt Hammers

David de Gea saved a 95th-minute Mark Noble penalty as Jesse Lingard's late winner haunted West Ham and earned Manchester United a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium on Super Sunday. Manchester United looked on course for victory when Lingard, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan in east London last season which the Hammers were ultimately unable to make permanent, came off the bench and curled a stunning solo goal into the top corner in the final minute of the game. But, deep into stoppage-time, referee Martin Atkinson was advised to consult the pitchside monitor after VAR spotted a handball by Luke Shaw. The penalty was awarded and taken by captain Noble, who was brought on to take the penalty, but, in a dramatic final twist, the West Ham captain's first touch from the spot drew...
Sinclair names two West Ham players that’ll walk into Man Utd’s team
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Sinclair names two West Ham players that’ll walk into Man Utd’s team

Former Manchester City player, Trevor Sinclair, has insisted that West Ham midfielders, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, would ‘walk into’ the current Manchester United team. Sinclair disclosed this ahead of West Ham’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Rice and Soucek were both brilliant for West Ham last season. The pair helped the Hammers finish sixth position on the Premier League table and qualified for this year’s UEFA Europa League. “I have said it last season, we were talking about this exact fixture, and I said Declan Rice and Soucek would walk into the Manchester United team,” Sinclair told talkSPORT. “I don’t think their two or three holding midfielders would walk into West Ham’s team.” “I think they are probably as good as you are going to g...
Solskjaer offers likely Cavani return date as he outlines Man Utd role after Ronaldo signing
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Solskjaer offers likely Cavani return date as he outlines Man Utd role after Ronaldo signing

  The Red Devils boss is looking forward to welcoming an experienced striker back into his plans, while contract talks continue with Jesse Lingard Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Edinson Cavani to make a return to full training at Manchester United next week, with the Uruguayan striker in line for a recall when the Red Devils face West Ham in the Carabao Cup. United will face the same opponents on Sunday, meanwhile, with a trip to the London Stadium up next ater the Red Devils' 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League. Cavani, who has been nursing a "slight strain" suffered in a behind-closed-doors friendly outing against Stoke, will not make the first meeting with the Hammers, but he could be back in contention for the second instalment of back-to-back meetings with Davi...
Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36
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Former Chelsea and Senegal Striker Demba Ba Retires from football at 36

Former Chelsea and Senegal striker, Demba Ba has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36. Demba Ba made the announcement via his social media accounts almost a month after he left Swiss Super League club Lugano. In a post on Twitter, Ba wrote: "It is with a heart filled with gratefulness that I announce the end of my playing career. "What a wonderful journey it has been. Beside all the sweat and tears I have faced, football has given me so many beautiful emotions. From the passion of the fans and the noise coming from the stands after every goal to the connection with my teammates on and off the field , this will forever remain in my head and heart. "I wanna thank everyone I've crossed paths with and helped me grow, every club and manager for given me an opportu...
72-year-old West Ham co-owner, David Sullivan denies being engaged to 40-year-old Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Ampika Pickston
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72-year-old West Ham co-owner, David Sullivan denies being engaged to 40-year-old Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Ampika Pickston

72-year-old West Ham co-owner, David Sullivan has denied being engaged to 40-year-old Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Ampika Pickston. Sullivan made the denial after TheSun reported that he proposed to the former Real Housewives Of Cheshire star on her 40th in July. The publication had reported that their romance began when David made his ex-girlfriend, former porn star Emma Benton-Hughes, 52, his West Ham co-chairman. A source told the publication;  “There’s a big age gap but they are smitten. They’ve kept quiet for the best part of a year out of respect for their children and ex-partners but know they can’t keep a lid on this forever. David handed over a beautiful, 11½ carat, emerald-cut engagement ring. She said yes straightaway.” However the billionaire has denied the claim,...
Antonio sent off as Hammers held at Southampton
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Antonio sent off as Hammers held at Southampton

Southampton held high-flying West Ham to a goalless draw at St Mary's as the Saints' search for a first Premier League win of the season continued. In a tight game with few chances, it was new Southampton loanee Armando Broja who twice came close to breaking the deadlock. However, with nine minutes to go, his low shot hit the foot of the post after a mesmeric dribble, before the forward saw his injury-time header cleared off the line by Declan Rice And the visitors' day ended on a sour note in stoppage time when Michail Antonio - the joint top scorer in the Premier League - was sent off for a second bookable offence. As a result, despite extending their unbeaten run to seven games - the first time they have achieved such a feat in six seasons - the Hammers slip to fifth in th...
Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory
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Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory

Remi Allen's late strike saw Aston Villa Women deny West Ham Women their first home win since February 2020, drawing 1-1 in the Women's Super League. Heading into the game, Olli Harder's side had not found the net in around 600 minutes of football, but very soon after kick-off, Leon (8) - fresh from her Olympic gold with Canada - turned home after a poor defensive error from Aston Villa. But the visitors soon found their feet in the WSL match-up. Aston Villa had numerous chances - debutant Emily Gielnik hitting the post in the second half - but captain Allen delivered once again. She sent Mayumi Pacheco's initial shot home with a leaping header in the 92nd minute, securing a point for Villa after her winner also saw Leicester beaten last weekend. West Ham had been on the cu...
‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce
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‘Lingard holds the cards’ – Man Utd star could still join West Ham in January, hints Pearce

  The Hammers assistant coach has expressed his belief that the midfielder is "too good a player to be sat on the outside" at Old Trafford Stuart Pearce has hinted that Jesse Lingard could still join West Ham in January, claiming the Manchester United star "holds all the cards". Lingard returned to United in June after a successful six-month loan spell at West Ham, where he scored nine goals in 16 Premier League games to help David Moyes' side qualify for the Europa League. Moyes openly admitted that the Hammers were eager to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal, but they failed to do so before the summer deadline, and his assistant has suggested that the midfielder made the wrong choice over his future.      
Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal
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Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal

Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair has questioned Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard’s ambitions after the England player reportedly turned down a move to West Ham before rejecting a new contract at his parent club. Lingard helped West Ham to a place in the Europa League and got himself back into the England squad after joining the London side on loan. And the Hammers came back this summer to sign him on a permanent basis but the 28-year-old turned down the move. He said he wanted to stay at Old Trafford and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. But Sinclair believes the England international should have grabbed the opportunity to move to West Ham for good. Sinclair said he is confused why Lingard opted...
Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day
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Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, offered Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Premier League rivals West Ham on transfer deadline day, talkSPORT reports. Loftus-Cheek has made 82 appearances for the Blues’ first team since he stepped up from the academy in 2015. The midfielder has scored 12 goals and won a Premier League and Europa League winners’ medal. Loftus-Cheek has however only reached double figures of appearances in two seasons at Stamford Bridge. He has also spent two of the last four campaigns out on loan. The 25-year-old impressed at Crystal Palace during the 2017-18 season, before spending the 2020-21 campaign on loan at relegated Fulham. Chelsea were willing to offload Loftus-Cheek for this season as well and offered him to London rivals West Ham on deadline day. West Ham,...
EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number
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EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has not approved a squad number for Ross Barkley, according to SportsMail. Barkley spent the last campaign with Aston Villa, where he helped the Midlands club to an 11th-place finish. However, after returning to Stamford Bridge this summer, the 27-year-old was preparing to go out again on loan. A return to Villa Park wasn’t on the cards, but Newcastle and West Ham were keen on taking the midfielder. His huge £100,000-a-week wages have proved to be a stumbling block to possible suitors and forced them to look elsewhere. With the transfer window closed, Barkley’s future is up in the air. He can either stay and play with the Under 23s before trying his luck again in January or seal a move to Ukraine, Russia or Turkey in the coming days, given ...
I’m disappointed Lingard didn’t leave’ – Man Utd star should have ‘flown the nest’ after West Ham loan, insists Neville
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I’m disappointed Lingard didn’t leave’ – Man Utd star should have ‘flown the nest’ after West Ham loan, insists Neville

The former Red Devils defender can't understand why the midfielder has chosen to go back to being a "squad player" at Old Trafford Jesse Lingard should have "flown the nest" after his loan spell at West Ham says Gary Neville, who has admitted he is "disappointed" the Manchester United star didn't leave in the summer transfer window. Lingard was sent out on loan to West Ham in January after falling down the squad pecking order at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay all ahead of him. A change of scenery gave Lingard a new lease of life as he rediscovered his best form to inspire the Hammers to a sixth-placed Premier League finish, but they were unable to sign the 28-year-old outright and he is now back on the fringes ...
West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic
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West Ham complete €30m signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic

The Croatia international, who previously played in the Premier League at Everton, has signed a long-term deal at the London Stadium West Ham have completed the signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic for a reported €30 million (£26m/$35m) fee. Vlasic has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the London Stadium, bringing to an end his three-year stint in Russia with CSKA. The 23-year-old has become the Hammers' third major signing of the summer after Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola, with David Moyes adding another No.10 to his ranks as he bids to improve on their sixth-place Premier League finish in 2020-21.
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after week 3 [See top 16]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after week 3 [See top 16]

Michail Antonio of West Ham leads the Premier League scoring chart ahead of the international week. The forward has scored four times and provided three assists in the Hammers’ first three fixtures. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes all have three goals each. Premier League top scorers: 4 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham) 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) 2 goals: Said Benrahma (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Neal Maupay (Brighton), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Danny Ings (Aston Villa), Conor Callagher (Crystal Palace), Pablo Fornals (West Ham), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Demarai Gray (Everton), Callu...
West Ham close to £25m Vlasic deal
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West Ham close to £25m Vlasic deal

West Ham are close to agreeing a £25m deal to sign Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow. David Moyes has been keen to bolster his attacking options and has turned his attention to the Croatian after it became increasingly likely Jesse Lingard would remain at Manchester United this season. Lingard excelled during a successful loan spell at West Ham under Moyes last term, with the 28-year-old's performances reinstating him into the thoughts of England boss Gareth Southgate. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently said he believes Lingard has a big part to play at Manchester United this season with the player focused on working his way into the first team. Vlasic has previously had an underwhelming two-year spell at Everton which came to an end in 2019. The 23-year-old joined Ever...
West Ham close to sealing €30m deal for CSKA Moscow star Vlasic after giving up on Lingard
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West Ham close to sealing €30m deal for CSKA Moscow star Vlasic after giving up on Lingard

The Croatian midfielder could make his way to London Stadium before the August 31 transfer deadline West Ham are close to sealing a €30 million (£26m/$35m) deal for CSKA Moscow star Vlasic after giving up on Jesse Lingard, Goal can confirm. Manchester United's Lingard had an impressive six-month loan spell at West Ham last season, and David Moyes has made no secret of his desire to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal. However, the Hammers have been looking at alternative targets just in case they cannot re-sign Lingard, with Vlasic now set for a return to the Premier League two years on from his departure from Everton.
Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool
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Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool

Chelsea have sold Kurt Zouma to West Ham in a deal reported to be worth £25million. Zouma will sign a four-year deal with the Blues’ London rivals. The 26-year-old’s exit was confirmed after Thomas Tuchel’s men drew 1-1 with Liverpool in a Premier League game. Zouma made 36 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season, helping the team win the Champions League title and finished fourth in the Premier League. His departure will speed up Chelsea’s move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. Kounde, 22, is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, but the Spanish club wants most of any transfer fee paid up front. The exact fee and the structure of payments are yet to be formally agreed, but the two clubs are nearing an agreement. “I just felt like he [Moyes] really wanted me t...
Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?
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Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?

Once tipped to become a world-class midfielder for the future, the free agent has no offers on the table despite being 29 and fully fit Jack Wilshere has further opened up on his struggles to find a new club, with the former Arsenal star admitting that he is at a loss as to why no teams have moved to sign him. The midfielder spent time at both West Ham and Bournemouth after leaving the Gunners in 2018, but failed to work his way into either of the sides' long-term plans. Now, with 34 England caps to his name and still just 29 years old, the free agent is finding it difficult to understand why he isn't attracting any interest.  
Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals
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Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals

Chelsea have agreed a £25.6 million deal to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham, according to reports in France, according to RMC. Zouma is standing in the way of Chelsea completing the signing of Jules Kounde from. Zouma prefers to join a club in the Premier League with both Tottenham and West Ham showing interest. However, the Hammers seem to have won the race and are currently on.the verge of finalising a deal for the Frenchman after a breakthrough in talks. RMC Sport and Telefoot, report that both clubs have agreed and signed the deal while the player’s personal terms are close to being finalised. The Frenchman is set to sign a five-year contract with West Ham. This is after the Hammers had initially refused to meet Zouma’s £120,000-a-week wage demand. But Chelsea and the clu...
Benrahma scores & assists as West Ham defeat Newcastle in six-goal thriller
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Benrahma scores & assists as West Ham defeat Newcastle in six-goal thriller

The North African was in inspiring form to help David Moyes' side secure their first three points of the season Algeria forward Said Benrahma scored his 32nd goal in English football across all competitions as West Ham United opened their Premier League season with a 4-2 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who had joined the Hammers permanently from Brentford in the off-season, found the back of the net in the 53rd minute when he converted a Michail Antonio pass to make the score 2-2. The Magpies had opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Callum Wilson headed in an Allan Saint-Maximin cross.
Moyes insists West Ham ‘won’t be selling £100m players’ amid rumours linking Rice with Chelsea & Man Utd
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Moyes insists West Ham ‘won’t be selling £100m players’ amid rumours linking Rice with Chelsea & Man Utd

The Hammers boss is determined to keep his squad intact as he seeks to improve on last season's sixth-place Premier League finish David Moyes has insisted that West Ham "won't be selling" the players that they "value at £100 million" amid ongoing rumours linking Declan Rice with Chelsea and Manchester United. Moyes guided the Hammers to their joint-highest Premier League finish in 2020-21, with a sixth-place berth securing Europa League football. A number of players stood out in a stellar year for West Ham, most notably Rice, who went on to play a key role in England's run to the Euro 2020 final and now finds himself attracting attention from two of the biggest clubs in the country.  

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