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Antonio Conte says Chelsea's Premier League title hopes are over after West Ham defeat

Antonio Conte Saturday, December 9, 2017 Antonio Conte has ruled Chelsea out of the Premier League title race. Last season’s champions were beaten 1-0 by West Ham on Saturday to leave them 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. REPORT – West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: Marko Arnautovic earns Hammers first win under David Moyes There are still 22 games left of the campaign, but Conte insists his side are not good enough to close the gap. The Italian said: “This is the fourth defeat in 16 games. When you have these stats it’s…

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West Ham earn first win under Moyes as they beat Chelsea

West Ham won for the first time under David Moyes as Marko Arnautovic’s first goal for the club proved enough to beat a disjointed Chelsea at London Stadium. The Hammers scored the only goal after just six minutes when Arnautovic curled a deft strike into the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area. Chelsea responded well before the break but were repelled by an organised West Ham defence and two solid saves from Adrian, retaining his spot in place of the dropped Joe…

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West Ham v Chelsea team news: England goalkeeper Joe Hart left out of Hammers' starting line-up

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has been dropped for West Ham’s Premier League clash with Chelsea. Hammers manager David Moyes has opted to stick with Spanish keeper Adrian, who impressed when Hart was ineligible to face his parent club Manchester City last weekend. Hart was named among the substitutes having paid the price for his unconvincing form this season. The 30-year-old has conceded 30 goals in 14 Premier League matches, with his last appearance the 4-0 defeat at Everton during which Wayne Rooney beat him with a shot from inside his…

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Alan Pardew wants instant impact following his appointment as West Brom manager

West Brom boss Alan Pardew is eyeing an instant impact as he prepares to face former club Crystal Palace. The 56-year-old was sacked by the Eagles last December after six wins from his final 36 matches and spent 11 months out of work. He will take charge of the Baggies for the first time after replacing the axed Tony Pulis on Wednesday. Albion are winless in their last 12 top flight games and sit two points above the relegation zone, winning just twice in their last 23 league outings, but…

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Everton 4-0 West Ham: David Unsworth heaps praise on Wayne Rooney after boyhood Evertonian nets hattrick

Rooney has scored eight goals since he re-signed for Everton in the summer Wednesday, November 29, 2017 David Unsworth commended Wayne Rooney’s performance as his inspired hattrick helped Everton secure a much-needed win over West Ham.  Rooney’s header on the rebound from his missed penalty opened the scoring before calmly slotting the ball home to make it 2-0.  The captain-for-the-night completed his hattrick with a sublime long-range strike before Ashley Williams added Everton’s fourth.  Unsworth finished his brief spell as Toffees boss with a flourish after it was announced Sam Allardyce…

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'One of best I've ever scored' – Rooney wonder goal as Everton thrash West Ham

Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from his own half to complete a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce. The Merseysiders moved up four places to 13th in the table as Rooney latched onto Joe Hart’s scrambled clearance and powered a half-volley beyond the stranded England goalkeeper and into the empty net. “It was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored,” he said. “I hit it as well as I’ve ever hit a football. To make it my first Everton hat-trick was…

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West Brom: Alan Pardew appointed manager

West Brom have appointed former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as manager. The Baggies sacked Tony Pulis on 20 November after they went 10 Premier League games without a victory and were a point above the relegation zone. Pardew, a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond, has been out of the game since being sacked by Palace in December 2016. The 56-year-old becomes Albion’s sixth permanent manager since 2011. “I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with…

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