WEST HAM

  • Stewart Downing shines again as West Ham beat Hull 3-0 January 18, 2015

    London: West Ham gave their European ambitions a timely boost as a superb second-half display saw the Hammers thrash struggling Hull 3-0 at Upton Park on Sunday. Sam Allardyce's side was booed off at halftime after a dismal opening period but Hull paid the price for some lackluster finishing as Andy...
  • Keeper Adrian the West Ham hero in Cup thriller January 14, 2015

    West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian converted the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout against 10-man Everton to send the Londoners into the FA Cup fourth round after a pulsating replay at Upton Park on Tuesday. Adrian fired past opposite number and Spanish compatriot Joel Robles immediately after the Everton keeper had...
  • FA Cup trip to West Ham should hold no fears for Everton January 13, 2015

    If there was one place Everton fans would want to visit to kick-start their season with a win it would probably be the Boleyn Ground of West Ham United, where the teams meet in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday. Everton have a fantastic record against West Ham, particularly in...
  • Cameroon's Alex Song retires from international football January 7, 2015

    London: Cameroon and West Ham midfielder Alex Song has retired from international football after his exclusion from his country's Africa Cup of Nations squad. Song announced on photo-sharing online platform Instagram on Tuesday: "I have taken the decision to retire from International football." "Since the World Cup in the summer and...
  • Everton's Romelu Lukaku grabs late equaliser vs West Ham in FA Cup January 7, 2015

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku spared his side a fifth straight defeat by snatching an added-time equaliser to salvage a 1-1 home draw with West Ham United in the FA Cup third round on Tuesday. It had looked like being another dismal occasion for Everton when West Ham centre back James Collins was...
  • Mauro Zarate joins QPR on loan from West Ham January 6, 2015

    Argentine striker Mauro Zarate could make his debut for Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers this weekend after joining on loan from West Ham United on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has moved across London for the rest of the season and is in line to play against Burnley in the Premier...
  • FA Cup can liberate struggling Everton, says Martinez January 5, 2015

    Four straight Premier League defeats have left Everton fans feeling blue but manager Roberto Martinez is confident victory over West Ham United in the FA Cup on Tuesday will provide the perfect tonic for his side. Everton have slipped to 13th in the Premier League and supporters have started voicing concerns...
  • West Ham sign Canada defender Doneil Henry January 4, 2015

    West Ham United bought Canada defender Doneil Henry from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on Saturday after he was recommended by Toronto FC boss and former Premier League centre back Ryan Nelsen. The east London side, seventh in the table after a strong first half of the season, said in a statement...
  • Swansea sign Exeter teenager Matt Grimes January 3, 2015

    London: Swansea have signed a contract with the Exeter teenager Matt Grimes, the Premier League club announced. Grimes, 19, an England U-20 international, had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, but agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium, reported Xinhua. The midfielder completed his medical but will...
  • Ok for players to go down to win penalties: Sam Allardyce January 1, 2015

    London: West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes it is acceptable for players to 'make a meal out of' contact if it helps them win penalties and free kicks. Although the outspoken boss said it was wrong for players to dive, his comments are likely to spark debate with the issue...
  • Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 in Premier League December 28, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored two goals late in the first half and then hung on for a 2-1 win at West Ham in an entertaining London derby to climb above their opponent into fifth place in the Premier League. West Ham had the better of the opening 40 minutes at Upton Park...
  • John Terry's all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho December 27, 2014

    London: Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders...
  • Terry, Costa score as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0, stay top in EPL December 26, 2014

    London: John Terry scored for the second straight game and Diego Costa grabbed his 13th goal of the season as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Friday. West Ham arrived at Stamford Bridge in fourth place and one of the surprises of the season,...
  • Andy Carroll brace gives West Ham 3-1 win over Swansea in EPL December 7, 2014

    Striker Andy Carroll's headed brace helped West Ham to a 3-1 victory against Swansea at Upton Park on Sunday. The win moved the home side up to third in the table, their best start to a Premier League campaign. Swansea, without an away win since August, remain eighth. Carroll scored his first...
  • West Ham stun champion Manchester City 2-1 in Premier League October 25, 2014

    London: West Ham maintained their strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion's Premier League title defense. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring for West Ham with a 22nd minute tap-in following a low pass into the box from Enner Valencia. Diafra...
  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match October 25, 2014

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Sent off Rooney says he is more mature now September 29, 2014

    London: Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney claimed to be "a lot more mature on the pitch" in an interview conducted for the Sunday Times a few days before he was sent off against West Ham United on Saturday. Rooney left his team a man short for the last half...
  • Manchester United hold on to beat West Ham after Rooney red September 27, 2014

    Manchester: Captain Wayne Rooney was sent off after scoring but 10-man Manchester United clung on to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. It was just United's second victory in seven matches under Louis van Gaal, coming a week after a humbling loss at newly-promoted Leicester. It had...
  • EPL: Struggling Manchester United eye comeback against West Ham September 27, 2014

    On a day of derbies in north London and Merseyside, the fate of Manchester United will be the most anticipated result on Saturday. United host West Ham having won just one of their opening five Premier League games, including a 5-3 collapse at Leicester last weekend. "It's happened, it's about overcoming...
  • West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate out for six weeks September 23, 2014

    West Ham United could be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for up to six weeks after he suffered an injury in the Premier League win against Liverpool at the weekend, the London club's coowner David Gold said on Monday. The powerful 24yearold Senegal international was injured towards the end of his side's...
  • West Ham stun Liverpool 31 at Upton Park September 21, 2014

    London: Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runnerup 31 on Saturday. Liverpool were heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew...
  • Hull City draw 22 with West Ham in EPL September 16, 2014

    A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 22 draw in the Premier League on Monday. Debut goals from Hull's clubrecord signing Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame, facing his former club, were cancelled out in the second...
  • Alex Song joins West Ham on loan from Barcelona August 30, 2014

    Spain: Alex Song is returning to the Premier League after Barcelona agreed to loan the Cameroon midfielder to West Ham. Barcelona say they have loaned Song out for this season. Song played for Arsenal for five seasons before joining Barcelona in 2011. He made 65 appearances in two seasons with Barcelona, mainly...
  • EPL Team Preview: Performances as important as points for West Ham August 15, 2014

    Newcastle: For West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, preserving the team's Premier League status won't be enough to keep him in a job this season. He must also entertain the fans. West Ham have always regarded style as important as substance despite playing the socalled "West Ham Way" often being to the...
  • West Ham swoop for Senegal forward Diafra Sakho August 15, 2014

    London: Senegal striker Diafra Sakho has joined West Ham United from Ligue 2 champions Metz for an undisclosed fee. According to media reports on Thursday, the 24yearold cost the Premier League club around 4.5 million pounds ($7.51 million). "This is a proud day to have signed for West Ham," Sakho told West...
  • Enner Valencia to miss opening matches for West Ham United August 7, 2014

    West Ham United's attacking problems have worsened with new signing Enner Valencia set to miss their opening two Premier League fixtures, coowner David Sullivan said on Thursday. Valencia joined West Ham from Mexico's Pachuca last month, having scored all three of Ecuador's goals at the World Cup finals in Brazil. The 24yearold...
  • Arsenal's Jenkinson joins West Ham on seasonlong loan August 1, 2014

    London: West Ham United have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of England fullback Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal on a seasonlong loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22yearold joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making 57 appearances as backup to firstchoice right back Bacary Sagna. After Sagna...
  • Ecuador striker Enner Valencia joins West Ham on fiveyear deal July 18, 2014

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee from Mexican side Pachuca, the Premier League club said. The 25yearold has signed a fiveyear contract at Upton Park and the deal is subject to a successful work permit hearing, West Ham said on their website (www.whufc.com). No fee...
  • Teddy Sheringham joins West Ham as attacking coach May 30, 2014

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has responded to demands to make his team more entertaining by hiring former England forward Teddy Sheringham as the club's new attacking coach. Sheringham, who played for West Ham for three years toward the end of his long career, will join the London team on a...
  • Allardyce wants to deny City title for Gerrard's sake May 9, 2014

    London: Strapping Sam Allardyce doesn't look the sentimental type, but the West Ham boss says he'd like his team to deny Manchester City the Premier League title in the final match of the season on Sunday because Liverpool's Steven Gerrard deserves to win it. City, who have already beaten West Ham...