WEST HAM UNITED

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Podolski double against West Ham gets Arsenal back into top four April 16, 2014

    London: Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four. Germany international Podolski equalised before the break and capped a fine display with...
  • Victory sets up Liverpool for hugely emotional week ahead April 7, 2014

    Liverpool prepared themselves in the best way possible for a hugely significant week when they beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday and returned to the top of the Premier League table. An incident-packed match at Upton Park finished with Liverpool taking all three points thanks to Steven Gerrard's two penalties...
  • Gerrard strikes twice as Liverpool return to top of Premier League April 6, 2014

    Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs on Sunday. Earlier Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park to boost their chances of a...
  • West Ham won't repeat Olympiakos mistakes, says Sam Allardyce March 20, 2014

    Olympiakos Piraeus were too open in the Champions League defeat by Manchester United and West Ham United will be more cautious when the teams meet at Upton Park on Saturday, said manager Sam Allardyce. Manchester United beat Olympiakos 3-2 on aggregate to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, overturning a 2-0 first-leg...
  • Nicolas Anelka handed five-match ban for 'quenelle' salute: FA February 27, 2014

    West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined 80,000 pounds for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture in a match in December, the Football Association said on Thursday. The Frenchman, who made a "quenelle" salute after scoring in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United on...
  • West Ham's Andy Carroll ready to fight for place after ban February 25, 2014

    Andy Carroll is ready to fight for his place in West Ham United's starting team following a three-match suspension and the striker still has ambitions of being part of England's World Cup squad. The 25-year-old, who has made six appearances this season after being plagued with a foot injury, was sent...
  • FA charges Nicolas Anelka for antiSemitic gesture January 22, 2014

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka was charged by the English Football Association on Tuesday for performing a gesture considered to be antiSemitic while he was celebrating a goal. The former French national team play has until Thursday to respond to the charge and is facing a minimum fivegame...
  • Man City reach Wembley with 90 aggregate rout of West Ham in League Cup January 22, 2014

    London: Manchester City completed a resounding demolition of West Ham United by winning the second leg of their League Cup semifinal 30 on Tuesday to book their place in the final at Wembley 90 on aggregate. With the tie effectively over after West Ham's leaky defence shipped six goals in the...
  • West Ham defender Demel out of hospital after concussion January 12, 2014

    London: West Ham United's Ivory Coast international Guy Demel was released from hospital on Sunday after suffering a head injury during his side's 20 Premier League win at Cardiff City, the club said on Twitter. The 32yearold defender was carried away on a stretcher after receiving oxygen on the pitch, having...
  • Manchester City crush woeful West Ham in League Cup semifinal January 9, 2014

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo grabbed a hattrick as Manchester City crushed West Ham United 60 in their League Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday in another body blow for the beleaguered London club. City effectively sealed their place in the final at Wembley with another onesided demonstration of their attacking potency, Edin...
  • Manchester United, West Ham knocked out of FA Cup January 6, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United suffered a stinging 21 home defeat by Swansea City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday as their former fortress of Old Trafford was ransacked for the fifth time this season. Reduced to 10 men for the closing stages after Fabio was sent off, Swansea's battering ram...
  • FA Cup: West Ham humiliated by Forest; Chelsea and Liverpool win January 5, 2014

    London: West Ham United's woes intensified as the Premier League club were thrashed 50 in the FA Cup third round by second tier Nottingham Forest on Sunday, increasing the heat on manager Sam Allardyce. Forest's Jamie Paterson netted a hattrick in the humiliating rout, but the spotlight was on Allardyce who...