ICYMI: West Ham fans attack Manchester United’s bus, Wayne Rooney reacts [Video]

On Tuesday, West Ham beat Manchester United 3-2 during their last game at Upton Park. However, the encounter was delayed as United’s bus was attacked by Hammers fans before the game. Jesse Lingard laughed about it as he was hiding inside the bus, but not everyone was so happy about the incident. “This was unacceptable. We will find the ones responsible and ban them for life,” West Ham posted on their club website. Wayne Rooney also condemned the actions. Players from @ManUtd filmed themselves as @whufc_official fans bombarded their coach…

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West Ham launch record bid for star striker to beat heavy competition

West Ham have reportedly launched a record bid to lure in Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi, according to The Guardian. However, the Hammers are facing heavy competition. West Ham are understood to be in talks over Batshuayi with the French club and any deal would break their record transfer fee, which currently stands at the £15 million the club paid Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll. According to reports in France, Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial…

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West Ham facing fierce competition for Bournemouth striker and PSG starlet

West Ham, Inter and Olympiakos are all interested in Bournemouth winger Max Gradel and are willing to pay his £10 million asking price, according to The Daily Mail. The Ivory Coast international joined the Cherries only last summer from French side Saint-Etienne, as they paid £7 million for his services. Gradel provided only one goal and two assists in his first Premier League season, as a cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for six months. However, the 28-year-old has impressed since his return to action for the Cherries and is now wanted by…

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West Ham to inaugurate new stadium with friendly against Serie A giants

West Ham will move from Upton Park to the new Olympic Stadium next summer and the Hammers’ first fixture will be a friendly against Serie A champions Juventus. They will host the Old Lady a week before the 2016/2017 Premier League season starts, on Sunday, August 7, following a ceremony to celebrate the inaugural match at the ground in Stratford. Both teams have never met previously, either in European competition or in friendly games. The joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold told the club’s website: “We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West…

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Four Premier League stars in top 10 players with most assists since 2012/2013

Mesut Ozil is leading the way this season with 18 assists in the Premier League. The German playmaker even leads all players in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France). The Arsenal star is also featured in Europe’s top ten assists leaders since the 2012/2013 season, together with three other current Premier League playmakers (via OptaJean). 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 38 The Swede is proving that these days strikers are more than goalscorers. Ibrahimovic has scored a leading 32 league goals this season, but has also…

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West Ham’s stadium deal revealed, Hammers chasing three strikers

On Wednesday, West Ham were unable to secure their place in the FA Cup’s semi-finals, as Manchester United handed the Hammers a 2-1 defeat at Boleyn Ground during their replay in the quarter-finals. A late goal from James Tomkins could not erase Marcus Rashford’s and Marouane Fellaini’s goals for the Red Devils, who will face Everton in the semi-finals. However, West Ham are playing a very solid season. They are currently ranked sixth in the Premier League standings, just one point down from United and a ticket to the Europa League.…

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PFA announces nominees for Premier League’s Player of the Year award

As the Premier League season has entered it’s final stage, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has announced the nominees for the Player of the Year award. Like always, there are six nominees. The first one is Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian joined the Foxes in the winter of 2014 from French side Le Havre and has rocketed his club to Premier League gold with 16 goals and 11 assists, making him the favourite to win the award. Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 27 Premier League goals, more than any other…

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Top five most creative players in the Premier League

Scoring goals is crucial in a football team’s success rate. But most of the time a player would be unable to hit the net if not for an assist by one of his team-mates. Therefore, we take a look at the five most creative players in the Premier League (via Goal), with the amount of created chances being the difference maker. 5. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City Despite playing just 21 of a possible 32 league matches for the Citizens, the Belgian sits at 69 created chances. No wonder…

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Arsene Wenger reveals why Arsenal did not want to sign Dimitri Payet

When Dimitri Payet joined West Ham from Olympique Marseille during the summer of 2015 for £11.25 million, not many expected the Frenchman to become a Premier League star. However, the 29-year-old has provided 12 goals and 11 assists in 31 appearances for the Hammers, nine goals and eight assists coming in the English top flight, including this stunning free-kick against Crystal Palace. West Ham are enjoying a stellar season according to their standards, being ranked sixth in the standings with 51 points after 31 matchdays, just two points down from Manchester…

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West Ham are chasing three Premier League stars

West Ham have endured a stellar season according to their standards. The Hammers are fighting Manchester United for fifth place in the Premier League, the last European place in the English top flight. No doubt the club want to repeat their perfomance next season and therefore they are looking to strengthen their squad. According to The Sun (via Daily Star), Watford’s Odion Ighalo is on West Ham’s radar as the Hammers line up a move for a new striker in the summer transfer window.  The 26-year-old Nigerian has scored 15…

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West Ham eyeing former Manchester City star

West Ham United are set to make a move for former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, as they prepare a £20 million offer, according to the Brentwood Gazette. The Hammers are enjoying a splendid Premier League season, as they are ranked fifth in the standings with 50 points, firmly in the hunt for a Champions League ticket, trailing fourth-placed Manchester City by just one point. With their move to the Olympic Stadium edging closer every day, the East London club have been linked with a bunch of strikers as they…

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World class acts in the Premier League: Wickham’s goal, Mannone’s save and Antonio’s celebration [Video’s]

This weekend’s Premier League action provided football fans around the world with some amazing stuff on the pitch. However, three world class acts stood out. The first one comes from Crystal Palace’s Connor Wickham. The Eagles were down 3-0 at the half, but made a run for a draw after the break, with Wickham scoring twice. His second goal, coming in the 80th minute, was an absolute beauty! The second one comes from Sunderland’s Vito Mannone. The Black Cats suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham, but the…

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Price per goal revealed for every Premier League team

The Premier League and its ticket prices, it’s been a hot topic recently, with Liverpool fans protesting a 30 per cent rise and eventually getting the Reds’ management to reverse the decision. Now, Eurosport has revealed the ticket price per goal for all 20 Premier League clubs. Like in the standings, Leicester City lead the way, with fans of the Foxes having effectively paid only £7.76 for every goal they have witnessed. There have been 34 goals scored at the King Power Stadium in a dozen matches so far, 21 by Leicester. West…

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Twitter trolls Liverpool striker after FA Cup misses: “Dear China, please buy him” [Video + Tweets]

Liverpool are out of the FA Cup, as they were beaten 2-1 by West Ham in the fourth round, with Angelo Ogbonna scoring the match winner in the dying seconds of the second extra period. Christian Benteke was active upfront but failed to score on a number of chances. Benteke’s missed chances in extra time… pic.twitter.com/vvlZJwQ9l4 — Terje (@ArsenalTerje) 9 februari 2016 That nearly made Twitter explode, with Liverpool fans ready to say goodbye to the Belgian striker. @LFC Dear China, Please Buy Benteke he’s really good, honest. £40mil should…

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Top five highest paid managers in the Premier League

The job of manager is the riskiest one in the world of modern football. Club managers are under constant pressure to deliver results, and one might feel sorry for them considering the constant criticism and the job insecurity they have to live through. But when you look at the wage packages of some of these managers, your feeling of sympathy of them might turn into jealousy. 5. Slaven Bilic (West Ham): £3m/year West Ham hierarchy made him one of the top-earners in the Premier League this summer. He has certainly lived…

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Premier League giants facing surprise competition for Belgian star striker

Michy Batshuayi is a wanted man. All Premier League giants are interested in the Belgian striker, who are now facing competition from West Ham, as reported by the The Sun. According to the Sun‘s Duncan Wright, scouts have been watching the 22-year-old for some time now, and the Hammers are confident they can beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the player thanks to their great relationship with Marseille, Batshuayi’s current club. Last summer, the Ligue 1 side sold star midfielder Dimitri Payet to West Ham, which has strengthened the Hammers’ believe to land…

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Ten youngest starlets who made their Premier League debut this season

Every player has to start off his career at some point, even the biggest stars. Therefore, let’s take a look at the ten youngest starlets who made their Premier League debut during the 2015/2016 season. 1. Reece Oxford (West Ham) Age: 16 Years 7 Months 24 Days Oxford made his debut on August 9 against Arsenal. The Hammers beat the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates, with goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Maura Zarate. Oxford played 79 minutes in midfield and has appeared in three other Premier League matches so far, for a total of…

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic comes clean on Daniel Sturridge rumours

Liverpool’s injury-plagued striker Daniel Sturridge was linked with a shock move to West Ham a couple of days ago. However, when asked about the rumours in a press conference, Hammers manager Slaven Bilic vehemently denied the rumours, as reported by Goal. “That is only a rumour and there is nothing behind it,” Bilic said. “I am not talking about who we want – Daniel Sturridge is a big player and a big name – but that is only paper talk.” And when he was asked whether he would be interested in the…

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Belgian chosen best Under-18 footballer in the world, five UK wonderkids make the top 50

According to Goal‘s 37 international editions, Youri Tielemans is the best Under-18 footballer in the world, with five wonderkids from the UK making the list of 50. The sports news website took a look at all players who were born after January 20, 1997. Anderlecht’s Tielemans comes out as the best in the world, with Goal being very clear on why he’s their top gun: “He may only be 18 but to describe Youri Tielemans as a promising player would actually be offensive. The Belgian is already the real deal.…

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Top five controversial transfers from the Premier League era

The winter transfer window is truly on, and a bunch of Premier League clubs are being linked with players left and right. In this feature, we take a trip down memory lane and take a look at the five most controversial transfers from the Premier League era. 5) Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano (Corinthians to West Ham, 2006) The two Argentinian players signed for West Ham from Brazilian club Corinthians in 2006 and played crucial roles in saving the Hammers from relegation that season. However, both transfers were found to…

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Top 9 movies based on the world’s most popular game

There is a serious dearth of Hollywood productions based on the world’s most popular game. But there are some gems that are must-see for any football fan and as expected most of them are British productions. Here is our list of the top nine movies based on football: 9. Goal I and II: These movies capture the rise of lead character Santiago Munez from Los Angeles to Newcastle United to Real Madrid. These movies were made with assistance from FIFA and hence feature some of the biggest names in the…

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