• Alexis Sanchez enters Arsenal record books with 14-minute hat-trick

    Alexis Sanchez enters Arsenal record books with 14-minute hat-trick

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was in stunning form today to hit a hat-trick in the club’s 5-1 thrashing of West Ham United.

    The Chile international scored three times in just fourteen second-half minutes to deliver a big victory for the Gunners, who moved above Liverpool into second in the table.

    In doing so, Sanchez scored Arsenal’s third-quickest hat-trick in the Premier League era, putting him just behind club legend Ian Wright and a surprise name in Jermaine Pennant.

    Wright netted his treble in […]

  • West Ham 1-5 Arsenal: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez shine as Dimitri Payet struggles

    West Ham 1-5 Arsenal: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez shine as Dimitri Payet struggles

    Arsenal defeated West Ham on Saturday evening thanks to a hat trick from Alexis Sanchez and goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    The duo were both in fine form as the Gunners beat a misfiring Hammers outfit – who are now staring the relegation places in the face.

    The north Londoners were in control from the start, with Ozil eventually putting them a goal ahead after some great work from Sanchez to set him up.

    The Chilean had to wait until the […]

  • It hurts me to drop players, says United boss Mourinho

    It hurts me to drop players, says United boss Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho said it hurt him to have to leave players out of his side after Manchester United swept aside West Ham United 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and French forward Anthony Martial both scored twice at Old Trafford to take the four-times League Cup winners into a last four meeting with Hull City.

    Mourinho handed Martial a start along with Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan and even brought out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on as a […]

  • Man United 4-1 West Ham: Ibrahimovic brace powers United into EFL Cup semis

    Man United 4-1 West Ham: Ibrahimovic brace powers United into EFL Cup semis

    Jose Mourinho stayed out of sight as Manchester United swept into the EFL Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham.

    Anthony Martial secured victory with two goals early in the second half after former United player Anthony Fletcher had cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s early opener.

    Ibrahimovic added gloss to the scoreline with his second of the night in injury time.

    United manager Mourinho was not seen inside the arena after accepting a touchline ban earlier in the day for his […]

  • Manchester United 1-1 West Ham: Ibrahimovic rescues point for Red Devils

    Manchester United 1-1 West Ham: Ibrahimovic rescues point for Red Devils

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands as his side suffered another frustrating afternoon at Old Trafford, being held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United.

    The Hammers, who led 2-1 at Tottenham last weekend only to succumb to a late 3-2 defeat, started brightly and were in front after only two minutes.

    Dimitri Payet whipped in a free kick after he was fouled by Lingard, and Diafra Sakho got away from marker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to nod the […]

  • West Ham prepare shock move for out-of-favour Chelsea ace

    West Ham prepare shock move for out-of-favour Chelsea ace

    West Ham are lining up an audacious loan move for Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas, reports say.

    The Hammers are preparing an offer for January in an attempt to lure the 29-year-old away from Stamford Bridge.

    The Spaniard has made only one Premier League start under Antonio Conte and Chelsea are ready to listen to offers.

    They are even happy to subsidise his £160,000-a-week wages in order to let him leave, according to The Mirror.

    West Ham are likely to face plenty of competition around […]

  • Andy Carroll threatened at gunpoint on way home from training

    Andy Carroll threatened at gunpoint on way home from training

    West Ham and England footballer Andy Carroll, 27, was on Wednesday threatened at gunpoint on his way home from training while driving his £100,000 Mercedes -Benz G-Class.

    Just minutes after leaving West Ham’s Essex training ground, two bikers pulled up alongside the striker and then one of them pointed a gun at him.

    The striker, then immediately sped off in panic with the two bikers in heavy pursuit, but he managed to lose them. He immediately returned to the well secured Essex […]

  • Antonio Conte disappointed after Chelsea exit from EFL Cup

    Antonio Conte disappointed after Chelsea exit from EFL Cup

    Antonio Conte insists that he will take “a lot of positive things” from Chelsea’s performance in a 2-1 defeat to West Ham in the EFL Cup fifth round, and believes his team were “unlucky” to emerge on the losing side.

    Goals in each half from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes were enough for West Ham to set up a quarterfinal clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford, despite Gary Cahill’s late consolation strike in the closing stages of a match marred […]

  • Seven arrested after warring West Ham and Chelsea fans leave London Stadium like a ‘bomb site’

    Seven arrested after warring West Ham and Chelsea fans leave London Stadium like a ‘bomb site’

    Seven men were arrested following ugly scenes which left the London Stadium like a ‘bomb site’ in the aftermath of West Ham’s EFL Cup win over Chelsea.

    Riot police were required to break up trouble as rival fans clashed in the stands and gangways, with the stunned inhabitants of nearby residential flats describing the scene outside the ground as a ‘bomb site’.

    The game, which was expected to provide the first significant test of the policing and stewarding procedures employed at West […]

  • Iwobi: I turned down West Ham for Arsenal

    Iwobi: I turned down West Ham for Arsenal

    The 20-year-old trained with the Irons as a youngster but opted to join the Emirates Stadium outfit once both London clubs made him offers.

    Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has revealed he could have joined West Ham before opting for the Gunners.

    The Nigeria international burst onto the scene last season at the Emirates Stadium, and has become a regular in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.

    But the 20-year-old has now admitted that he also trained with the Irons as a youngster before opting to […]

  • Chelsea were ‘unlucky’ with missed chances, insists Conte

    Chelsea were ‘unlucky’ with missed chances, insists Conte

    After seeing a number of chances go begging in a thrilling clash with West Ham, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte conceded his disappointment.

    Antonio Conte believes his Chelsea side were unlucky to be knocked out of the EFL Cup by rivals West Ham.

    The Hammers led 2-0 at London Stadium, through goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes, before Gary Cahill added a consolation strike with the last kick of the game.

    Chelsea had missed a number of chances and hit the crossbar through […]