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Newcastle get back to ‘football business’ after tax raid

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday tried to turn the attention back to his club’s promotion to the Premier League, a day after the club was raided by British tax authorities.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was arrested and later released without charge on Wednesday by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of an Anglo-French investigation into suspected tax fraud in football totalling millions of pounds.

Newcastle get back to ‘football business’ after tax raid

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday tried to turn the attention back to his club’s promotion to the Premier League, a day after the club was raided by British tax authorities.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was arrested and later released without charge on Wednesday by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of an Anglo-French investigation into suspected tax fraud in football totalling millions of pounds.

UK, French arrests over ‘tax fraud’

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London (AFP) – British and French authorities searched premises on both sides of the Channel Wednesday, arresting several men and seizing financial records over suspected tax fraud in the football industry, officials said.

English Premier League club West Ham United confirmed it is under investigation after the UK tax authority HMRC said it has deployed nearly 200 officers over the case.

UK, French arrests over ‘tax fraud’

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London (AFP) – British and French authorities searched premises on both sides of the Channel Wednesday, arresting several men and seizing financial records over suspected tax fraud in the football industry, officials said.

English Premier League club West Ham United confirmed it is under investigation after the UK tax authority HMRC said it has deployed nearly 200 officers over the case.

West Ham United take promising Swedish striker on trial

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West Ham United have taken 16-year-old striker Alexander Alp on trial for a week. The Swedish youngster plays for AIK in his home country, but after impressing scouts he has been handed a chance to...

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Wenger demands united Arsenal for crucial run-in

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can still enjoy an uplifting finale to their traumatic season if they maintain a unified front starting at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Wenger has been under siege like never before in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demand the Gunners boss be forced to step down after yet another underwhelming campaign.

Wenger demands united Arsenal for crucial run-in

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can still enjoy an uplifting finale to their traumatic season if they maintain a unified front starting at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Wenger has been under siege like never before in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demand the Gunners boss be forced to step down after yet another underwhelming campaign.

England squad: 10 uncapped English players Gareth Southgate could call up

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At 2pm today the England squad is announced for the friendly game against Germany on March 22nd and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania the following Sunday. Gareth Southgate will be...

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Hazard and Costa restore Chelsea’s 10-point lead

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s dazzling goal inspired Chelsea to a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Monday as Antonio Conte’s side restored their 10-point advantage in the Premier League.

Hazard finished off a lightning counter-attack in the 25th minute and Diego Costa’s 49th league goal for Chelsea rubber-stamped victory before Manuel Lanzini belatedly replied in stoppage time.

Hazard and Costa restore Chelsea’s 10-point lead

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s dazzling goal inspired Chelsea to a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Monday as Antonio Conte’s side restored their 10-point advantage in the Premier League.

Hazard finished off a lightning counter-attack in the 25th minute and Diego Costa’s 49th league goal for Chelsea rubber-stamped victory before Manuel Lanzini belatedly replied in stoppage time.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

Two new “It’s Called Football” episodes to premiere today on NBCSN from F2 Freestylers

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Hosted by YouTube stars F2 Freestylers, the next two episodes of the "It's Called Football" series will debut today on NBCSN starring players from West Ham United andSouthampton.

The two episodes will premiere at 6pm ET (West Ham) and 6:30pm ET (Southampton) on NBCSN.

The six-part series debuted on Boxing Day.

From Chelsea to China through Middlesbrough, 5 January transfers that could still happen

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The January transfer window is almost closed for another season but there is still enough time for some last-minute deals to materialise in the footballing world. But which deals are most likely?...

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Guardiola seeks FA Cup lift at Crystal Palace

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London (AFP) A potential FA Cup banana skin awaits Pep Guardiola as he takes his inconsistent Manchester City team to Crystal Palace in the fourth round on Saturday.

This month's results tell the tale of City's erratic form, with Guardiola's men cruising to a 5-0 win at West Ham United in the FA Cup third round, only to then crash to a 4-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.

Guardiola seeks FA Cup lift at Crystal Palace

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London (AFP) A potential FA Cup banana skin awaits Pep Guardiola as he takes his inconsistent Manchester City team to Crystal Palace in the fourth round on Saturday.

This month's results tell the tale of City's erratic form, with Guardiola's men cruising to a 5-0 win at West Ham United in the FA Cup third round, only to then crash to a 4-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.

Where next for Dimitri Payet? 3 possible destinations for the West Ham United star

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Slaven Bilic revealed last week that star player Dimitri Payet no longer wishes to play for West Ham United after a £19m bid from his former club Marseille was rejected. Bilic stated in a pre-match...

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Fernando Llorente, Ross Barkley, Maguire… Names of the Premier League, week 23

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The Premier League continues apace, with a weekend full of goals and some big surprises. Which players impressed us and made their mark on week 23? Check out our latest Names of the Premier...

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Harry Kane, Andy Carroll, Tom Davies…Names of the Premier League, week 22

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After a breather for the F.A. Cup well deserved after the festive and new year football feast the Premier League returned at the weekend with plenty of action to savour. Which players...

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Patrick Bamford at Burnley and six more Premier League 2016/17 summer transfers you forgot ever happened

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Football transfers windows are big business, and that's especially true in the Premier League. Every window England's top flight clubs fall over themselves to throw money at a fleet...

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West Ham misfit Zaza joins Valencia on loan

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Madrid (AFP) Italian international Simone Zaza has bolstered La Liga strugglers Valencia's attacking options as the Spanish club confirmed he had joined on loan from Juventus until the end of the season on Sunday.

"Valencia have completed the signing of Simone Zazaon loan from Juventus until the end of the season," Valencia said in a statement.

West Ham misfit Zaza joins Valencia on loan

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Madrid (AFP) Italian international Simone Zaza has bolstered La Liga strugglers Valencia's attacking options as the Spanish club confirmed he had joined on loan from Juventus until the end of the season on Sunday.

"Valencia have completed the signing of Simone Zazaon loan from Juventus until the end of the season," Valencia said in a statement.

January Transfer Window 2017 complete guide: 17 players who could be on the move around Europe

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It's January and you know what that means: transfer window time! The January transfer window 2017 is now open and Jim White, for one, is absolutely delighted about it. January is always a...

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AFCON 2017: From Sadio Mane to Riyad Mahrez, 10 African stars who will be missed by their Premier League clubs

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With just a few weeks left until the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 starts in Gabon, which Premier League managers will be affected by the temporary losses of some of their...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure… Names of the Premier League, week 18

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The Premier League's Boxing Day schedule may not have had the excitement of 53 years ago, but there was still plenty to hold the attention. So who makes our list of festive Names of...

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66 goals in 10 games: Remembering the Boxing Day goal-fest of 1963

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While other European leagues take a breather and allow their players to rest, recuperate, celebrate and maybe take in some warm weather training somewhere nice, the Premier League continues apace....

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I would have made 10 subs, rages Everton boss

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London (AFP) – Ronald Koeman admitted he would have made ten substitutions at half-time after his Everton side failed to secure the win at West Ham United that would have moved them up to fifth in the Premier League table.

With sixth-placed Arsenal on FA Cup duty and Manchester United, who lie fifth, not due to face Burnley until 24 hours after Everton’s visit to the London Stadium, Koeman’s side had the opportunity to maintain the progress they have shown this season.

I would have made 10 subs, rages Everton boss

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London (AFP) – Ronald Koeman admitted he would have made ten substitutions at half-time after his Everton side failed to secure the win at West Ham United that would have moved them up to fifth in the Premier League table.

With sixth-placed Arsenal on FA Cup duty and Manchester United, who lie fifth, not due to face Burnley until 24 hours after Everton’s visit to the London Stadium, Koeman’s side had the opportunity to maintain the progress they have shown this season.

Gunners desperate to avoid Hammer blow

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s claim that Arsenal’s draw with Manchester City could prove a turning point in their season will be tested when West Ham United visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday

The under-fire Arsenal manager, who has yet to reveal whether he will sign a new contract with the Gunners when his current deal expires at the end of the season, declared himself satisfied with the character shown by his side in twice recovering after falling a goal behind to City.

Gunners desperate to avoid Hammer blow

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s claim that Arsenal’s draw with Manchester City could prove a turning point in their season will be tested when West Ham United visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday

The under-fire Arsenal manager, who has yet to reveal whether he will sign a new contract with the Gunners when his current deal expires at the end of the season, declared himself satisfied with the character shown by his side in twice recovering after falling a goal behind to City.

Stoke ‘loser’ claim ‘disgraceful’ – Pulis

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has described claims he called Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross a “loser” in a voice-mail message as “absolutely disgraceful”.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Pulis, his predecessor, had hit out at Shawcross after the centre-back suggested West Brom had leaked a story about new Stoke signing Saido Berahino’s failed drugs test.

Jesus fires Man City, Jakupovic foils Man Utd

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London (AFP) Gabriel Jesus opened his Manchester City account in a 4-0 stroll at West Ham United on Wednesday that sent his side level with fourth-place Liverpool in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's team took full advantage of slip-ups by the other teams in the leading pack on Tuesday to move level on points with Liverpool, 10 points below leaders Chelsea.

Man United thwarted by Hull’s Jakupovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's push for the Champions League places was frustrated by Hull City as Jose Mourinho's men were held to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

With Manchester City winning handsomely at West Ham United, their cross-city rivals lost ground in the race for a top-four finish as Hull's stubborn defending kept them at bay.

Man United thwarted by Hull’s Jakupovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's push for the Champions League places was frustrated by Hull City as Jose Mourinho's men were held to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

With Manchester City winning handsomely at West Ham United, their cross-city rivals lost ground in the race for a top-four finish as Hull's stubborn defending kept them at bay.

Man City, Palace weigh priorities in FA Cup

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London (AFP) Manchester City supporters must once again wait to see which version of Pep Guardiola's team shows up in Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round game at Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

City have won by four goals or more on five separate occasions, but have also fallen to two 4-0 defeats at Barcelona and more recently Everton and been beaten five times in the league.

Man City, Palace weigh priorities in FA Cup

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London (AFP) Manchester City supporters must once again wait to see which version of Pep Guardiola's team shows up in Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round game at Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

City have won by four goals or more on five separate occasions, but have also fallen to two 4-0 defeats at Barcelona and more recently Everton and been beaten five times in the league.

Andre Ayew gives Ghana narrow win over Uganda

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda in Port-Gentil on Tuesday.

The West Ham United star's 32nd-minute conversion from the spot was all that separated the sides on an awful pitch as Ghana withstood Ugandan pressure in the second half and ended their recent poor record against the Cranes.

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Bubbles, Bilic and Betrayal

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In recent fixtures West Ham Bob has written the pre-match for this London derby, giving us a view on things Hammery, sadly he is otherwise engaged so you will have to ....

My early recollections of WHU are not good and perhaps influenced my attitude towards our East London neighbours.

In the Days of Black and White, when Spurs had recently won the League, I was a North Bank regular.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Robert Snodgrass After West Ham Midfielder Misses Court Appearance

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Robert Snodgrass is the subject of an arrest warrant after the West Ham United midfielder failed to turn up for his trial relating to a driving infringement.

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The 29-year-old Snodgrass was charged with driving a car while a baby was being held by another passenger, with the incident taking place in Glasgow in April.

Video: West Ham fans use Dimtri Payet shirt as a doormat

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