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Super sub Sakho saves West Ham and Bilic

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London (AFP) – Senegalese international Diafra Sakho came off the bench to score a last-minute winner as West Ham defeated fellow strugglers Swansea 1-0 on Saturday, a vital three points which probably saved the job of coach Slaven Bilic.

The 27-year-old Sakho, who had replaced Javier Hernandez with just 12 minutes left, scored from close range after being set-up by fellow substitute Arthur Masuaku who had darted down the left flank to create the opportunity.

Super sub Sakho saves West Ham and Bilic

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London (AFP) – Senegalese international Diafra Sakho came off the bench to score a last-minute winner as West Ham defeated fellow strugglers Swansea 1-0 on Saturday, a vital three points which probably saved the job of coach Slaven Bilic.

The 27-year-old Sakho, who had replaced Javier Hernandez with just 12 minutes left, scored from close range after being set-up by fellow substitute Arthur Masuaku who had darted down the left flank to create the opportunity.

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Inside Senegal’s Premier League football incubator

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Dèni Biram Ndaw (Senegal) (AFP) – Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of the game.

Generation Foot began life as an academy in 2000 and the side became national champions for the first time on June 11, seeing off every adult club in Senegal after being promoted to the elite national league this year.

Inside Senegal’s Premier League football incubator

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Dèni Biram Ndaw (Senegal) (AFP) – Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of the game.

Generation Foot began life as an academy in 2000 and the side became national champions for the first time on June 11, seeing off every adult club in Senegal after being promoted to the elite national league this year.

West Ham striker Sakho out of Africa Cup of Nations

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London (AFP) Injured West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is facing a two-month lay-off, ruling the Senegal international out of the Africa Cup of Nations, Hammers' manager Slaven Bilic revealed on Thursday.

Bilic reported: "He had a back operation and he's going to be out for six to eight weeks.

West Ham striker Sakho out of Africa Cup of Nations

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London (AFP) Injured West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is facing a two-month lay-off, ruling the Senegal international out of the Africa Cup of Nations, Hammers' manager Slaven Bilic revealed on Thursday.

Bilic reported: "He had a back operation and he's going to be out for six to eight weeks.

Mourinho off in Man Utd draw, Sanchez fires Arsenal

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off as his side lost more ground in the Premier League title race by drawing 1-1 with West Ham United on Sunday.

After Diafra Sakho's second-minute opener was cancelled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho was sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle in protest at Paul Pogba's booking for diving.

FA fines Chelsea, West Ham for failure to control players at Upton Park

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West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month's BarclaysPremier League clash at Upton Park.Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham's 2-1 win.

FA fines Chelsea, West Ham for failure to control players at Upton Park

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West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month's BarclaysPremier League clash at Upton Park.Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham's 2-1 win.

Thigh injury will sideline Diafra Sakho for West Ham’s match Everton clash

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been ruled out of Saturday's home game against Everton through injury.Manager Slaven Bilic revealed the Senegal international has suffered a rupture in his thigh, which also forced him to miss last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Watford.

However, Bilic expects Sakho, who has scored five goals this season, to be fit in time to face Tottenham in a fortnight:

"Sakho is out.

Thigh injury will sideline Diafra Sakho for West Ham’s match Everton clash

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been ruled out of Saturday's home game against Everton through injury.Manager Slaven Bilic revealed the Senegal international has suffered a rupture in his thigh, which also forced him to miss last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Watford.

However, Bilic expects Sakho, who has scored five goals this season, to be fit in time to face Tottenham in a fortnight:

"Sakho is out.

West Ham’s Diafra Sakho arrested after allegedly making threats to kill person

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.

The S*n newspaper said the 25-year-old was arrested on Sunday night before being bailed, having previously been questioned over an alleged assault earlier this month.

West Ham’s Diafra Sakho arrested after allegedly making threats to kill person

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.

The S*n newspaper said the 25-year-old was arrested on Sunday night before being bailed, having previously been questioned over an alleged assault earlier this month.

West Ham’s Diafra Sakho arrested for girlfriend ‘assault’ ahead of Arsenal game

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Sakho sent off but West Ham progress to next round of Europa League

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West Ham recovered from an early Diafra Sakho dismissal to ease past FC Lusitans and advance in to the second round of the Europa League qualifiers.

Having scored twice in the first leg, Sakho had a night to forget in Andorra, although his 14th-minute sending off made little difference however he will now miss the second-round qualifying clash with Maltese side Birkirkara.

Sakho sent off but West Ham progress to next round of Europa League

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West Ham recovered from an early Diafra Sakho dismissal to ease past FC Lusitans and advance in to the second round of the Europa League qualifiers.

Having scored twice in the first leg, Sakho had a night to forget in Andorra, although his 14th-minute sending off made little difference however he will now miss the second-round qualifying clash with Maltese side Birkirkara.

Watch West Ham 1-0 Sunderland match highlights [VIDEO]

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho scored a late winner to inflict defeat on new Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat in his first match in charge and finally bring some cheer back to Upton Park.

The Irons were in contention for the European places earlier in the season but have slipped down the Barclays Premier League with a terrible run of form in 2015.

Watch West Ham 1-0 Sunderland match highlights [VIDEO]

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho scored a late winner to inflict defeat on new Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat in his first match in charge and finally bring some cheer back to Upton Park.

The Irons were in contention for the European places earlier in the season but have slipped down the Barclays Premier League with a terrible run of form in 2015.

Eden Hazard, David Silva, Sakho… Names of the Premier League, week 26

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West Ham want FIFA’s case against Diafra Sakho dropped

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West Ham have called for FIFA's "unfounded" disciplinary case against them and Diafra Sakho for a "potential violation" of regulations over the striker playing for his club during Senegal's African Nations Cup campaign to be thrown out.

The world governing body on Monday confirmed proceedings had been opened following a complaint by the Senegal national association after Sakho came off the bench to score the only goal in West Ham's FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on January 25, despite having been ruled out of international duty with a back injury.

West Ham want FIFA’s case against Diafra Sakho dropped

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West Ham have called for FIFA's "unfounded" disciplinary case against them and Diafra Sakho for a "potential violation" of regulations over the striker playing for his club during Senegal's African Nations Cup campaign to be thrown out.

The world governing body on Monday confirmed proceedings had been opened following a complaint by the Senegal national association after Sakho came off the bench to score the only goal in West Ham's FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on January 25, despite having been ruled out of international duty with a back injury.

Sam Allardyce criticizes Senegal over Diafra Sakho controversy

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Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.

The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Cup of Nations squad with a back injury.

Sam Allardyce criticizes Senegal over Diafra Sakho controversy

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Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.

The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Cup of Nations squad with a back injury.

No Time Frame Set For West Ham Striker Diafra Sakho’s Return From Injury

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West Ham will continue to offer Diafra Sakho the best possible treatment to help the Senegal striker recover fully from his back problem.

Sakho has impressed for the Irons following his B£3.5million summer move from Metz, scoring eight Barclays Premier League goals as the Upton Park club broke into the top four ahead of Christmas.

No Time Frame Set For West Ham Striker Diafra Sakho’s Return From Injury

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West Ham will continue to offer Diafra Sakho the best possible treatment to help the Senegal striker recover fully from his back problem.

Sakho has impressed for the Irons following his B£3.5million summer move from Metz, scoring eight Barclays Premier League goals as the Upton Park club broke into the top four ahead of Christmas.

Watch West Ham United vs Arsenal Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sam Allardyce blamed West Ham's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal on an offside decision that left him "totally and utterly confused and bewildered".

Alex Song's 25-yard drive just six minutes into the London derby at Upton Park was disallowed due to three home players among them Diafra Sakho standing offside in front of Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Watch West Ham United vs Arsenal Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sam Allardyce blamed West Ham's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal on an offside decision that left him "totally and utterly confused and bewildered".

Alex Song's 25-yard drive just six minutes into the London derby at Upton Park was disallowed due to three home players among them Diafra Sakho standing offside in front of Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

West Ham v Leicester Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Who'd have thought that Big Sam's Hammers, come the end of December, would be above Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton, sitting pretty in the fourth Champions League spot?

Well, with a revitalised Stuart Downing firing on all cylinders, the solidarity afforded by former Gunner Alex Song, and a formidable strike force of Andy Carrol, Enner Valencia, and Diafra Sakho; who's to say they can't bag an unlikely European berth for next season?

Andy Carroll Insists the Premier League Title is Not Beyond West Ham’s Reach

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Andy Carroll insists there is nothing to stop West Ham challenging for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

The 25-year-old scored his first goals of the campaign on Sunday as his brace helped the Hammers record a 3-1 win over 10-man Swansea and move up to third in the table for over 24 hours.

Andy Carroll Insists the Premier League Title is Not Beyond West Ham’s Reach

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Andy Carroll insists there is nothing to stop West Ham challenging for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

The 25-year-old scored his first goals of the campaign on Sunday as his brace helped the Hammers record a 3-1 win over 10-man Swansea and move up to third in the table for over 24 hours.

Swansea to Appeal Fabianski Red Card

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Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday's Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.

The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal.

Swansea to Appeal Fabianski Red Card

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Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday's Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.

The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal.

Sam Allardyce Sings Andy Carroll’s Praises After West Ham Sink Swansea

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was full of praise for Andy Carroll after the striker hit two goals in their win over 10-man Swansea.

The 3-1 victory takes the Hammers up to third in the Barclays Premier League as their impressive start to the season continues.

Heading into the game Allardyce revealed he had opted to sign Carroll instead of Wilfried Bony in the summer of 2013, with the latter eventually moving to Swansea instead.

Sam Allardyce Sings Andy Carroll’s Praises After West Ham Sink Swansea

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was full of praise for Andy Carroll after the striker hit two goals in their win over 10-man Swansea.

The 3-1 victory takes the Hammers up to third in the Barclays Premier League as their impressive start to the season continues.

Heading into the game Allardyce revealed he had opted to sign Carroll instead of Wilfried Bony in the summer of 2013, with the latter eventually moving to Swansea instead.

Why Sam Allardyce Must Manage His Striking Options Carefully Now Andy Carroll Has Returned

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West Ham United have enjoyed a start to the 2014-15 season that very few could have predicted last August.

After a summer of speculation regarding the future of manager Sam Allardyce, as well as disharmony amongst a fan-base unsupportive of the club's physical and sometimes believed one-dimensional playing style, it certainly appears as though the mixture of summer signings and coaching additions have seen the Hammers' fortunes turn right around.

Why Sam Allardyce Must Manage His Striking Options Carefully Now Andy Carroll Has Returned

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West Ham United have enjoyed a start to the 2014-15 season that very few could have predicted last August.

After a summer of speculation regarding the future of manager Sam Allardyce, as well as disharmony amongst a fan-base unsupportive of the club's physical and sometimes believed one-dimensional playing style, it certainly appears as though the mixture of summer signings and coaching additions have seen the Hammers' fortunes turn right around.

International Break Provides West Ham United With Fresh Injury Worries

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been left counting the cost of the international break as both striker Diafra Sakho and midfielder Stewart Downing are doubts for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Downing had just earned himself a recall to the England squad following fine form in the Hammers' promising start, but suffered a knee problem in the first half against Scotland at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

International Break Provides West Ham United With Fresh Injury Worries

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been left counting the cost of the international break as both striker Diafra Sakho and midfielder Stewart Downing are doubts for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Downing had just earned himself a recall to the England squad following fine form in the Hammers' promising start, but suffered a knee problem in the first half against Scotland at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

Read Our Progress Report on West Ham United’s Performances for October-November

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Perhaps it's a bit trite to describe West Ham United as happy Hammers at the moment, but that shouldn't detract from the fact that the East London club is sitting pretty in fourth going into the international break.

Sam Allardyce's side is unbeaten in five games, winning three and drawing the other two.

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Photo: West Ham’s Sam Allardyce and Diafra Sakho win manager of the month and player of the month for October

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