Sport Yohan Cabaye scores against West Ham in Newcastle's 3-1 Premier League victory

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

Football in Brief: Wenger's anger surprises Mancini; Another year for Weir; Cole recommits to Hammers

Roberto Mancini yesterday defended himself over Manchester City's pursuit of Arsenal's Samir Nasri. Arsène Wenger described Mancini's comments about Nasri as "out of order" on Saturday, though Mancini insisted that he had done nothing wrong. "I said only that Nasri, and [Sergio] Aguero are two good players and I said also that Nasri is under contract with Arsenal," Mancini said. "I don't know why he's upset." Nasri has one year left on his contract at Arsenal and is stalling on signing a new deal.

Carlton Cole move to Stoke falls through

Carlton Cole's transfer from West Ham to Stoke appeared to have fallen through this evening.

West Ham will consider Scott Parker loan deal

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists the club have yet to receive an official approach for Scott Parker but would consider loaning the England international out for the season.

Stoke agree deal for West Ham striker Carlton Cole

Stoke have agreed a fee with West Ham for striker Carlton Cole.

West Ham tell Stoke to improve Carlton Cole offer

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told Stoke they will have to increase their offer if they want to sign striker Carlton Cole.

Early Europa return is blessing not burden, says Jol

The Fulham manager Martin Jol insists nobody is complaining about the Cottagers' early return to competitive football and even backed his charges to repeat the Europa League exploits of two years ago.

Martin Jol happy with Europa participation

Fulham manager Martin Jol insists nobody is complaining about the Cottagers' early return to competitive football and even backed his charges to repeat the Europa League exploits of two years ago.

Allardyce promises promotion 'without sounding arrogant'

Sam Allardyce has a plan for West Ham now he has arrived at the Championship club as manager. This involves promotion back to the Premier League, at the first attempt if possible but certainly before moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2014. Then it is a question of challenging for honours and qualifying for Europe.

Allardyce targets promotion for West Ham

Sam Allardyce insists West Ham must quickly shake off their relegation "hangover" to make an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League.

Diary: Where would we be without Cabinet's David Brent?

Do the annals of political wickedness contain a viler case of skulduggery than the guerrilla campaign to undermine Liam Fox? For the second time in a few months, the Defence Secretary is shocked – shocked, I tells ya, to the precipice of ague – by the leaking of a private letter to David Cameron.

Arsene Wenger in Twitter warning after Wayne Rooney 'threat'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Twitter is an invaluable way for players to be closer to fans, but has warned there can be "negative repercussions" if not used properly.

Avram Grant defiant over West Ham survival chances

West Ham manager Avram Grant today reiterated his belief that the Hammers can stave off relegation if they focus on defeating fellow strugglers Wigan on Sunday.

Hitzlsperger arrests slide but Hammers on the brink

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Ba backs West Ham to find the fighting spirit needed to survive

Senegalese striker with a passion for darts claims that Grant's side are still on target to avoid relegation

Danny Gabbidon charged over Twitter comments

West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has been handed an 'improper conduct' charge by the Football Association following comments posted on his Twitter account.

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