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Newcastle end goal drought while home return of West Ham striker is not enough to prevent Allardyce’s team slipping into relegation zone

Alberto Gilardino celebrates his late equaliser which meant Italy qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

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Rickie Lambert of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Southampton

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England striker could be on his way out at St Mary's

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Sam Allardyce believes Andy Carroll need only take a seat on the bench to provide his West Ham United team-mates and the club’s supporters with a significant and timely fillip as they end a tumultuous week by resuming their struggle to stay in the Premier League with a key fixture at Cardiff City.

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey goes down injured with a thigh strain in win at West Ham.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the remainder of the festive period after suffering thigh injury in West Ham win

The Gunners’ influential midfielder will definitely be unavailable for matches against Newcastle and Cardiff after suffering strain at West Ham

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A brace from Walcott plus a third from fit-again Lukas Podolski gave Gunners victory to send them top ahead of Liverpool's trip to Manchester City

Ashley Young celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against West Ham

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United’s midfield make their mark on way to comfortable victory

No way past: Wes Brown connects but his effort fails to trouble Jussi Jaaskelainen in the West Ham goal

West Ham 0 Sunderland 0 match report: Festive fare in short supply for the faithful

The Calvin report: Striking ineptitude of West Ham and Sunderland, the teams with the all-time worst scoring records in the Premier League, leaves both sets of supporters fearing the worst

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Marouane Chamakh finally finds the back of the net for Crystal Palace

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Striker's first goal in 11 games sees Eagles soar off bottom of table

Martin Jol is under pressure following Fulham's defeat to West Ham

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Fulham manager eyes the exit door as Allardyce’s men snap out of their own slump with a confident second-half display to earn first win in six

Kevin Nolan

West Ham must not panic over slow start to the season, says Kevin Nolan

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Romelu Lukaku during his presentation to Everton fans

West Ham tried to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea during the summer, reveals Sam Allardyce

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Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Transfer news: Carlton Cole return to West Ham collapses after striker fails to prove fitness

The striker's contract expired in the summer after seven years at Upton Park

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Transfer news: Carlton Cole having a medical at Upton Park ahead of West Ham return after Hammers missed out on Demba Ba

Sam Allardyce had expressed his desire to sign another striker but Ba's refusal to join West Ham has paved the way for Cole's return after he was released in the summer

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