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Hammers striker hunt almost over

25 Aug

West Ham, Updated: August 25, 2016 11:16 AM[.[views].], BY ClubCall West Ham are understood to be close to completing a loan move for Juventus’ Simone Zaza with a view to a permanent deal. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is eager to bolster his attacking options following injuries to Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew and his hunt […]

Henrikh Mkhitaryan reveals the personal pain that will drive him on at Man United

27 Jul

“I hope he is proud looking at me from the sky” Henrikh Mkhitaryan “I used to go and watch him train. He was 33-years-old, I was seven-years-old at the time he died. “It is very difficult when you grow up without a father because you don’t have a man who can […]

Toon stopper Karl Darlow: I’m no Newcastle hero

2 May

“Jamaal has been excellent since he stepped into the team and we need leaders,” added Darlow. “And that tackle was a big moment for us. “We need people that not many thought would come through this season to do something. “Hopefully, we can play out part to the end and keep this club up.” This […]

Hammers boss’ Euro ambition

2 May

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insisted Europe is within their grasp after they thrashed West Brom 3-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Mark Noble’s double, after Cheikhou Kouyate’s opener, gave them an impressive win to move them into fifth in the Premier League. They leapfrogged Manchester United on goal difference, although United will regain […]

Rafa not interested in Big Sam’s ‘mind games’

29 Apr

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has brushed aside Sam Allardyce’s suggestion that Crystal Palace could roll over on Saturday. The Sunderland manager, whose side currently lead the Magpies in the race for Premier League safety by a single point, said on Thursday that if he were a betting man, he would put his money on Newcastle […]

Jack Butland speaks out following his England injury nightmare

30 Mar

Stoke’s England keeper admits he’s resigned to missing out on this summer’s finals in France. But the 23-year-old has vowed to come back stronger from the broken ankle he suffered in the 3-2 friendly win over Germany that will keep him out for at least three months. He underwent surgery today, and is already targeting […]

England vs Netherlands live: latest score and updates from Wembley friendly as England wear controversial shirt

29 Mar

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of England vs Netherlands at Wembley Stadium in tonight’s high-profile friendly. The match kicks off at 8pm England will wear their controversial new shirt – which has drawn much criticism Theo Walcott misses the game with a dead leg Dutch coach Blind has hailed counterpart Hodgson James […]

Southampton’s Dusan Tadic blasts coach after being dropped

24 Mar

Winger Tadic, 27, was left humiliated by international boss Radovan Curcic after being left out of the squad to play Poland and Estonia. The Serbian star, has made 35 caps for his country, said: “I play in the world’s strongest league and then I find out in the newspapers that I am no longer good […]

Premier League to retain fourth Champions League berth

22 Mar

The departure of Roma, Juventus and Lazio from European competition over the last fortnight means that England’s Premier League is provisionally set to retain third place in the UEFA association club coefficient rankings to ensure four UEFA Champions League berths in 2017/18 (three automatic group stage and one qualifying place). Latest UEFA association club coefficient […]

Championship round-up: Neil Warnock’s Rotherham move out of drop zone, Brighton enter top two, Bristol City THRASH Bolton

20 Mar

Burnley were denied the chance to move six points clear at the top of the Championship as Wolves equalised in stoppage time to draw 1-1. Sam Vokes’ second-half strike looked to have set the Clarets on their way to victory, but Danny Batth met Nathan Byrne’s cross to net that vital leveller after 92 minutes. Brighton moved […]