Sam Wallace: Manager not solely to blame for the ham-fisted nightmare being played out at Upton Park

West Ham were almost ruined by their Icelandic owners, and the new lot are certainly taking their time proving that they can rescue the situation

Aquilani and Diamanti in experimental Italian side

Cesare Prandelli, the Italy coach, has continued his policy of experimentation by handing debuts to four players for tonight's friendly with Romania and has also recalled Juventus's loanee from Liverpool, Alberto Aquilani.

Transfer Talk: Hughes bolsters back line with signing of Algeria's Halliche

Mark Hughes has made his second signing since taking over at Fulham, with Algerian international defender Rafik Halliche moving to Craven Cottage on a three-year deal for a reported £1.3m.

Giovani lights up Lisbon as Tottenham see off Benfica

A great bit of skill from Giovani dos Santos set up the winner for Gareth Bale as Tottenham beat Benfica 1-0 in Lisbon last night.

Transfer Talk: Barrera signs to complete fruitful day for West Ham

The signings of Pablo Barrera, Frederic Piquionne and Tal Ben-Haim completed an eventful day for West Ham yesterday.

West Ham close in on Mexico winger Pablo Barrera

West Ham hope to announce "at least one exciting new signing" today - with the Barclays Premier League club closing in on the signatures of Mexico winger Pablo Barrera and former Portsmouth striker Frederic Piquionne.

Beaten Zola close to throwing in towel

West Ham United 0 Stoke City 1: Six successive defeats, fans' unrest and disquiet from new owners push West Ham's beleaguered manager to brink

Football in Brief: Gunners launch appeal over 'harsh' dismissal of defender Vermaelen

Arsenal are to appeal against the red card awarded to defender Thomas Vermaelen's during Saturday's victory against West Ham.

Arsenal appeal against Vermaelen red card

Arsenal have appealed against the red card shown to Thomas Vermaelen in Saturday's match against West Ham.

Arsenal put focus on Blues not Barça

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Denilson puts 10-man Arsenal top of the pile

Arsenal 2 West Ham United 0: Almunia makes penalty save to preserve lead but Wenger rages at injustice of Vermaelen's red card

10-man Arsenal go top

Arsenal 2 West Ham United 0

Berbatov poised to face AC Milan

Dimitar Berbatov could take a key role in Manchester United's Champions League clash with AC Milan on Wednesday if the Red Devils are without first-leg hero Wayne Rooney.

Dyer wants chance of performance-related payback

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Boos for Zola after Davies delivers for Bolton

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