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Pablo Fornals helps West Ham past Southampton and into Europa League

West Ham are not supposed to make it look this easy. They have often been a club at war with itself since leaving Upton Park five years ago and nobody could have imagined that they would be sailing into the Europa League back when the relationship betw…

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Pablo Fornals helps West Ham past Southampton and into Europa League

West Ham are not supposed to make it look this easy. They have often been a club at war with itself since leaving Upton Park five years ago and nobody could have imagined that they would be sailing into the Europa League back when the relationship betw…

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Calvert-Lewin fires Everton to win to deflate West Ham’s top-four hopes

This was probably the day when West Ham’s dream of qualifying for the Champions League died. For the first time this season, they had the air of a team who did not truly believe. The pressure weighed them down and although it was impossible to fault We…

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Timo Werner gives Chelsea upper hand in top-four race against West Ham

Chelsea beat West Ham where it mattered: not by gaming the system but by outclassing them on the pitch. Thomas Tuchel’s side have no need for a European Super League. This polished performance showed that they are strong enough to dominate without stac…

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Rodgers drops Leicester’s Maddison, Choudhury and Pérez for Covid breach

Leicester manager ‘bitterly disappointed’ with trioThey miss West Ham defeat but will return for FA Cup semi-final Brendan Rodgers said that he was “bitterly disappointed” with James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Pérez after dropping them for Lei…

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Jesse Lingard’s double sinks Leicester and fuels West Ham’s dreams

On this evidence West Ham would not look out of place in the Champions League next season. Clinical and composed, the only time they look like freezing is when they have a 3-0 lead.This is a team playing at the point of maximum expression and although …

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West Ham move into top four as Jesse Lingard earns win over Tottenham

Somehow, West Ham are the team holding their nerve in the race to qualify for the Champions League. They saw Chelsea and Liverpool drop points and responded with grit to climb into fourth place.West Ham were clinical when chances arrived and they were …

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Michail Antonio deepens West Brom woes with winner for West Ham

The Sam Allardyce survival guide stated a draw was the minimum requirement for West Brom after the joy of beating Wolves. Yet the reality of his side’s dismal defending scotched that ambition. The leakiest back four in the Premier League could not hand…

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Tomas Soucek pounces on familiar Brighton failing to rescue West Ham

There comes a point when repeated misfortune simply begins to resemble carelessness. In Brighton’s case the hard-luck stories are starting to wear thin. Even when the bounce of the ball goes in their favour they find ways not to win, undermining their …

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Sébastien Haller’s stunning West Ham strike pegs back Crystal Palace

West Ham’s disappointment at failing to go fifth had limits. In the cold light of day this uneven performance might lead to a more realistic assessment of their prospects. Outplayed for long spells by Crystal Palace, they were grateful to earn a point,…

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Sébastien Haller’s stunning West Ham strike pegs back Crystal Palace

West Ham’s disappointment at failing to go fifth had limits. In the cold light of day this uneven performance might lead to a more realistic assessment of their prospects. Outplayed for long spells by Crystal Palace, they were grateful to earn a point,…

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Haller hits two as West Ham’s £99m front three sink Charlton in Carabao Cup

One of the reasons why West Ham’s supporters felt a weight lifting when it emerged that an American consortium is interested in buying the club from David Gold and David Sullivan is because of the money wasted on dud signings since the move to the Lond…

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Wilson and Hendrick off mark to help Newcastle burst West Ham’s bubble

The only consolation for West Ham was that no supporters were present to turn on the board. In normal circumstances the mood would have been toxic after a display that did little to alter the impression that David Moyes’s team are in for yet another re…

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West Ham take huge step towards safety and push Watford closer to danger

While West Ham delivered, moving close to safety after producing the consistency David Moyes craves, the pressure weighed heavily on Watford. Nigel Pearson’s side fell apart on a torrid night at the London Stadium and will be full of anxiety before the…

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West Ham take huge step towards safety and push Watford closer to danger

While West Ham delivered, moving close to safety after producing the consistency David Moyes craves, the pressure weighed heavily on Watford. Nigel Pearson’s side fell apart on a torrid night at the London Stadium and will be full of anxiety before the…

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Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez keeps West Ham stuck in stormy waters

While West Ham remain in control of their destiny, this messy effort was a reminder that survival in the short term will bring no guarantee of a brighter future. Even if David Moyes succeeds in steering them towards calmer waters in the next four games…

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Yarmolenko makes Chelsea pay in derby as West Ham edge clear of drop zone

The day Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner officially became Chelsea ­players ended with Frank Lampard seeing that his side will continue to fall short until they have reliable centre-backs. Lampard has sharpened his attack before next season but his defence…

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Yarmolenko makes Chelsea pay in derby as West Ham edge clear of drop zone

The day Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner officially became Chelsea ­players ended with Frank Lampard seeing that his side will continue to fall short until they have reliable centre-backs. Lampard has sharpened his attack before next season but his defence…

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Jarrod Bowen shines to give West Ham crucial win over Southampton

Anyone who thinks that protest will derail West Ham’s efforts to stay in the Premier League should probably pipe down now. Far from affecting performances on the pitch, the atmosphere generated by the biggest demonstration yet against David Gold, David…

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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,…