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Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s equaliser earns draw for Everton at West Ham

Given that there have not been many highs since David Sullivan and David Gold arrived at West Ham 10 years ago, perhaps it was appropriate that the pair’s big anniversary will not live long in the memory. There were no furious chants against the board,…

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Freddie Ljungberg hands Arsenal a warning after West Ham win

• Interim manager celebrates his first victory in charge• Manuel Pellegrini admits he is worried about HammersFreddie Ljungberg warned his players not to get carried away after a spectacular comeback against West Ham boosted the Swede’s hopes of landin…

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Martinelli and Pépé spark Arsenal comeback victory against West Ham

Rarely can one small step in the right direction have felt so satisfying. At half-time the grim post-mortems were being prepared. Arsenal had been booed off by supporters who were starting to wonder if their team were sliding into a relegation battle a…

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Martinelli and Pépé spark Arsenal comeback victory against West Ham

Rarely can one small step in the right direction have felt so satisfying. At half-time the grim post-mortems were being prepared. Arsenal had been booed off by supporters who were starting to wonder if their team were sliding into a relegation battle a…

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Lys Mousset strikes again to rescue point for Sheffield United at West Ham

Sheffield United will feel they made their point. While they fell short of winning this grudge match, Chris Wilder’s side were entitled to celebrate a moral victory. They were better than West Ham in every area of the pitch and silenced the London Stad…

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Manchester City’s streetwise edge makes them a class apart at West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini’s side were unable to lay a glove on the champions, who combined brawn and brain to emphatic effectAfter 35 minutes Manchester City let West Ham have a shot. It was their first of the new season and, to be brutally honest, it was a bi…

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Jürgen Klopp admits Liverpool must raise their game to end long wait for title

• Klopp says title is a three-horse race after 1-1 draw at West Ham• ‘We will have to deal with much tougher situations than today’Jürgen Klopp reacted to Liverpool’s frustrating draw with West Ham by admitting his players need to raise their game to d…

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Michail Antonio strikes for West Ham as Liverpool suffer stage fright in draw

The door is starting to creak open for Manchester City. On a tense evening, Liverpool’s title charge lost more momentum after two more dropped points, heightening the impression that Jürgen Klopp’s relentless red machine is finally showing signs of wea…

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Declan Rice’s sweet finish for his first West Ham goal downs wasteful Arsenal

After all the fuss over Marko Arnautovic’s future, the limelight belonged to a local lad who places his love of the game above the riches that are surely going to come his way. The script seemed to demand an audacious performance from Arnautovic but in…

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Marko Arnautovic injury casts cloud on West Ham’s win over Birmingham

West Ham’s path into the fourth round of the FA Cup was far from straightforward. Manuel Pellegrini’s side were made to sweat at times by Birmingham and although they were professional enough to avoid an embarrassing exit, they could have done without …

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Felipe Anderson wonder-goal seals West Ham comeback over Crystal Palace

West Ham’s bid to become the Premier League’s maverick force is gathering powerful momentum. Any attempt to make sense of their wild inconsistency feels futile at the moment, with the sense of disorder summed up by the sight of Manuel Pellegrini strugg…

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West Ham’s Lucas Pérez takes advantage after Cardiff fluff penalty

It was a harsh lesson for Cardiff about the realities of life at this level. Neil Warnock’s side had seen Lukasz Fabianski keep out Joe Ralls’s penalty when the game was goalless and in the end they were forced to endure the indignity of West Ham strut…

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Quipping Paul Pogba underlines rift with Mourinho after West Ham defeat | Jacob Steinberg

Midfielder’s words failed to disguise discord at Manchester United after he was substituted in 70th minutePaul Pogba was the last Manchester United player out of the away dressing room at the London Stadium. The Frenchman was smiling and for a tantalis…

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Grady Diangana’s debut double crowns West Ham’s 8-0 rout of Macclesfield

West Ham secured their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after recording their biggest win since 1983 with a ruthless destruction of Macclesfield Town at the London Stadium.Ryan Fredericks, Lucas Pérez and Robert Snodgrass scored their first…

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Adama Traoré strike in injury time earns Wolves victory at West Ham

Deep into stoppage-time, the home areas emptied out. In the away end, however, they were having the time of their lives. Adama Traore had drilled a low shot past Lukasz Fabianski and Wolverhampton Wanderers were on their way to their first league victo…

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Steve Cook header seals Bournemouth comeback win over West Ham

After all the talk of fresh starts, this felt worryingly familiar for West Ham. It was another one of those trying afternoons at the London Stadium and on this evidence it is going to be tougher than Manuel Pellegrini must have anticipated to tackle th…

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Manuel Lanzini double gives West Ham victory over lacklustre Everton

It spoke volumes that the Everton fans did not spring to the defence of their manager when the locals started having fun at Sam Allardyce’s expense. They simply could not be bothered and are unlikely to shed any tears if this limp defeat marks the end …

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West Ham make point and Manchester United confirm second-place finish

This was the kind of lethargic performance that José Mourinho has in mind when he warns that Manchester United will continue to exist in the shadow of their formidable neighbours next season. They are 19 points behind City and although this forgettable…

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West Ham’s routine thrashing exposes weakness in defence and boardroom | Jacob Steinberg

Relegation still a threat as Patrice Evra and his performance against City sum up the Hammers’ deficiencies in the marketIt is difficult to know which statistic should cause the most embarrassment for West Ham. Perhaps the one about this being the 15t…

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Marko Arnautovic double lifts West Ham and sinks Southampton

What a relief it was for the West Ham hierarchy that the only boos at the London Stadium floated out of the away end. There were no pitch invasions, no missiles thrown at the directors’ box. David Gold and David Sullivan were able to keep Sir Trevor Br…