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Arnautovic strikes Hammer blow to Chelsea title bid

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London (AFP) – David Moyes claimed his first win as West Ham United manager after Marko Arnautovic’s goal gave the Premier League strugglers a shock 1-0 win over champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Arnautovic, the Hammers’ £24 million ($32.1 million, 27.3 million euros) record signing, struck in the sixth minute to earn Moyes his first win in his fifth game since succeeding Slaven Bilic.

Arnautovic strikes Hammer blow to Chelsea title bid

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London (AFP) – David Moyes claimed his first win as West Ham United manager after Marko Arnautovic’s goal gave the Premier League strugglers a shock 1-0 win over champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Arnautovic, the Hammers’ £24 million ($32.1 million, 27.3 million euros) record signing, struck in the sixth minute to earn Moyes his first win in his fifth game since succeeding Slaven Bilic.

Willian warns Chelsea can’t afford slip-ups

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London (AFP) – Willian says Chelsea have no margin for error if the reigning champions are to maintain their Premier League title challenge at West Ham United this weekend.

Antonio Conte’s side fell short in their bid to wrap up the opening stage of their Champions League campaign as group winners following a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Willian warns Chelsea can’t afford slip-ups

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London (AFP) – Willian says Chelsea have no margin for error if the reigning champions are to maintain their Premier League title challenge at West Ham United this weekend.

Antonio Conte’s side fell short in their bid to wrap up the opening stage of their Champions League campaign as group winners following a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Everton should make a move for this West Ham target

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Arsene Wenger is ready to let Arsenal forward Theo Walcott exit the club.

The 28-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium and is free to leave if a suitable offer comes in.

According to reports West Ham are interested in signing Walcott, but he is the sort of player who would flourish under Sam Allardyce at Everton.

What Jose told David de Gea after Arsenal win

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Allardyce arrives at Everton for Rooney’s Hammer-blow hat-trick

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Liverpool (AFP) – Sam Allardyce saw Wayne Rooney cap his first Premier League hat-trick in six years with a wonder strike as Everton beat fellow strugglers West Ham United 4-0 on Wednesday after the Merseysiders announced he was finalising terms to become their new manager.

Allardyce’s imminent appointment will end Everton’s long hunt for a successor to Dutch boss Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month.

Allardyce arrives at Everton for Rooney’s Hammer-blow hat-trick

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Liverpool (AFP) – Sam Allardyce saw Wayne Rooney cap his first Premier League hat-trick in six years with a wonder strike as Everton beat fellow strugglers West Ham United 4-0 on Wednesday after the Merseysiders announced he was finalising terms to become their new manager.

Allardyce’s imminent appointment will end Everton’s long hunt for a successor to Dutch boss Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month.

Everton set to appoint Allardyce as manager

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Liverpool (AFP) – Sam Allardyce arrived to watch Everton’s home game with West Ham United on Wednesday after the Premier League strugglers announced he was finalising terms to become their new manager.

The former England manager was shown arriving outside Goodison Park on Sky Sports, while social media videos showed him walking down the touchline inside the ground.

Everton set to appoint Allardyce as manager

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Liverpool (AFP) – Sam Allardyce arrived to watch Everton’s home game with West Ham United on Wednesday after the Premier League strugglers announced he was finalising terms to become their new manager.

The former England manager was shown arriving outside Goodison Park on Sky Sports, while social media videos showed him walking down the touchline inside the ground.

New West Brom boss Pardew targets trophies

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London (AFP) – New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew on Wednesday set his sights on winning silverware after first addressing the immediate priority of pulling the Chinese-owned club away from the Premier League danger zone.

The former West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Midlands club, languishing just two points above the relegation places before the latest round of fixtures.

Five Things: Arsenal win irrelevant without title, Pogba the key to Man Utd, West Ham still a shambles

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The Premier League came back with a bang after the international break, providing plenty of issues to discuss for fans across the country.

The North London derby, Paul Pogba’s influence on Manchester United and David Moyes’ disappointing start to life as West Ham Ham manager were amongst the headlines from the 12th round of games.

Moyes makes losing start as Watford sink Hammers

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Moyes suffered a miserable start to his West Ham United reign as Watford eased to a 2-0 win over the Premier League strugglers on Sunday.

Moyes was in charge of West Ham for the first time following his appointment as replacement for the sacked Slaven Bilic.

Moyes slams West Ham player moans over Bilic training methods

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New West Ham boss David Moyes says player criticism of former manager Slaven Bilic’s training methods are unfair.

Two wins in 11 games saw Bilic dismissed by the Hammers, leading to Moyes being tasked with turning the club’s fortunes around.

West Ham visit Watford on Sunday and Moyes has urged his players to take responsibility for their current predicament.

Former Arsenal star concerned for wellbeing of sacked West Ham boss

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he’s worried about Slaven Bilic’s wellbeing after his sacking by West Ham.

The 49-year-old was relieved of his duties on Monday with the Hammers in the bottom three in the Premier League after winning just twice this season.

“As a friend, I’m actually pleased, knowing what he has been going through,” Wright told the BBC.

Salah fires Liverpool to pile pressure on Bilic

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London (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s brace left West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic in grave danger of the sack as Liverpool thrashed the Premier League strugglers 4-1 on Saturday.

Salah put Liverpool ahead at the London Stadium and Joel Matip doubled the visitors’ lead before half-time to leave Bilic facing a toxic atmosphere.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 11 Preview – Manchester United keeper in, Arsenal man out

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Spurs target ‘real trophies’ over Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says domestic cup success would make little difference to his side and that the Premier League and Champions League are the “two real trophies” he is desperate to win.

Spurs, who host West Ham United in the last 16 of the League Cup on Wednesday, have not won a major prize of any kind since lifting the trophy in 2008.

Spurs target ‘real trophies’ over Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says domestic cup success would make little difference to his side and that the Premier League and Champions League are the “two real trophies” he is desperate to win.

Spurs, who host West Ham United in the last 16 of the League Cup on Wednesday, have not won a major prize of any kind since lifting the trophy in 2008.

Where to find Spurs vs. West Ham League Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Spurs vs. West Ham in the League Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Wednesday’s London derby between Spurs and West Ham United will be played at Wembley and streamed live around the world to soccer fans, including the United States.

Where to find Spurs vs. West Ham League Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Spurs vs. West Ham in the League Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Wednesday’s London derby between Spurs and West Ham United will be played at Wembley and streamed live around the world to soccer fans, including the United States.

Top broadcaster calls for West Ham to act, wants this boss to take over

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Respected broadcaster Bob Ballard has called on West Ham to sack manager Slaven Bilic and replace him with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Friday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton left the Hammers just one place above the Premier League drop zone and cranked up the pressure on the Croatian.

West Ham boss hits out at Hart critics, says he's become an easy target

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic believes goalkeeper Joe Hart is being unfairly singled out for criticism.

Hart kept a clean sheet and was named man of the match in his most recent appearance for England against Slovenia, but aspects of his performance were still questioned by television pundits.

West Ham star urges teammate to fight for his place; bizarre antics must stop

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Pablo Zabaleta has urged Diafra Sakho to knuckle down and fight for his place after being denied a move away from West Ham during the transfer window.

Sakho tried to engineer a move to Rennes on deadline day, but the Hammers refused to sanction a transfer to the French club.

The Senegal forward has scored goals in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in recent weeks and Zabaleta is eager for his teammate to continue to work hard.

West Ham switch attention from Carvalho to Brazilian midfielder

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West Ham United are interested in signing Estoril defensive midfielder Matheus Jesus.

The Brazil youth international is currently on a half-season loan with Santos from the Portuguese club after signing a five-year deal earlier this year.

Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato says the Hammers, Fiorentina, Schalke and Watford are all keen on signing the 20-year-old.

Injury-prone West Ham striker the answer to Everton's scoring woes? Arsenal star a better option

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Everton’s failure to replace star striker Romelu Lukaku has left the team short on striking options, with the Toffees scoring just four goals in six Premier League games this season.

Manager Ronald Koeman has come under fire for Everton’s performances and according to the Sun there’s an unlikely name at the top of his list to replace the Belgian.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 7 Preview – Liverpool forward in, Manchester City star out

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Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with hotshot Kane

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is “in love” with Harry Kane after the red-hot forward took his tally to six goals in four games.

Kane’s brace helped Spurs secure a 3-2 win at West Ham United that helped ensure they did not risk losing further ground on early Premier League pacesetters Manchester City and Manchester United.

Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with hotshot Kane

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is “in love” with Harry Kane after the red-hot forward took his tally to six goals in four games.

Kane’s brace helped Spurs secure a 3-2 win at West Ham United that helped ensure they did not risk losing further ground on early Premier League pacesetters Manchester City and Manchester United.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 6 Preview – Arsenal star in, Liverpool player out

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It is almost impossible...Bilic makes an observation regarding West Ham duo

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West Ham have made a stuttering start to their 2017/18 campaign, but things are looking to take an upturn following two good results against Huddersfield Town and West Brom respectively.

The Hammers won their first Premier League game of the season against Huddersfield, and followed it up with a 0-0 draw away to Hawthorns.

Five Things: Liverpool boss kidding himself, Tottenham Wembley luck will change, Man City duo superb

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Another Premier League week is in the record books and there’s another bucket load of things to discuss.

Liverpool’s shaky defence reared it’s head once again at home to Burnley, Tottenham had another frustrating 90 minutes at Wembley and Manchester City demolished Watford.

Sportslens takes a look at five big talking points from the weekend’s games.

Carroll and Hernandez backed to hit it off, but can duo fire West Ham out of trouble?

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic believes Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll can fire the goals to spark his team’s rise up the Premier League table.

Hernandez has scored twice in four games since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, but was substituted during the Hammers’ 2-0 victory over Huddersfield on Monday.

Former West Ham winger backs Slaven Bilic, style criticisms unfair, fans expect too much

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Former West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair believes the club’s fans should put results before style after a troubled opening to the Premier League season.

The Hammers picked up their first victory of the campaign with a 2-0 success over Huddersfield Town on Monday, but the performance didn’t meet with everyone’s approval.

Former West Ham boss says Bilic shouldn’t row with Sullivan and Gold

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Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says current boss Slaven Bilic needs to focus on getting results rather than arguing with co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

Bilic hit out at Sullivan’s claim that he rejected the chance to sign Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak during the transfer window, but Allardyce believes the Croatian should accept that the duo will have their say from time-to-time.

West Ham boss Bilic on collision course with Sullivan, defeat on Monday could be the end

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic could be in hot water after dismissing co-owner David Sullivan’s claim that he rejected the chance to sign Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak during the transfer window

Sanches left Bayern Munich to join Swansea City on a season-long loan, while Krychowiak moved from Paris Saint-Germain to West Brom.

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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017

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The 2017 MLS Conference Semi-Final second leg’s averaged 262,500 viewers, up 10% from an average of 238,750 viewers for the first leg matches and up 20% from 219,250 for the 2016’s Conference semi-final second legs. Overall MLS Cup Playoff viewership is up around 13% from 2016 and up just 584 viewers from an average of 266,833 in 2015.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017

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The 2017 MLS Conference Semi-Final second leg’s averaged 262,500 viewers, up 10% from an average of 238,750 viewers for the first leg matches and up 20% from 219,250 for the 2016’s Conference semi-final second legs. Overall MLS Cup Playoff viewership is up around 13% from 2016 and up just 584 viewers from an average of 266,833 in 2015.

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Tottenham keen on West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini

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Inter Milan winning four-way battle to sign former Arsenal 31-year-old

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According to TMW via talkSPORT, Inter Milan have beaten Everton, West Ham United and Anderlecht to the signature of Thomas Vermaelen.

The former Arsenal centre-back is expected to move to the San Siro on loan in January, having failed to nail down a starting place for Barcelona under new manager Ernesto Valverde.