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Birmingham City 3 West Ham United 1 <i>(Birmingham win 4-3 on aggregate; aet)</i>
Kieron Dyer has warned Andy Carroll not to make the same mistakes he did as he attempts to establish himself at Newcastle.
Manchester United 3 West Ham United 0
With the benefit of hindsight, there will be many who criticise Capello for picking a player who has always struggled to play more than one game a week
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor was recovering in hospital today amid reports of a training ground bust-up with striker Andy Carroll.
The Brian Viner Interview: Until recently Lee Bowyer was one of the most vilified players in the Premier League but the Birmingham midfielder has finally cleaned up his act and, older and wiser, can reflect on the latest scandals afflicting the game
Gianfranco Zola took a swipe at West Ham's new owners after David Sullivan announced in the media the entire staff would have to take a pay cut in the summer.
Injured England striker Carlton Cole has pledged his future to West Ham.
The Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce has urged his side to forget their poor run of form and return to winning ways at home to West Ham United tonight.
Dual boost for Hammers as Dyer nears return with match behind closed doors
The West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer is aiming for a Christmas return to action after 15 months out with a career-threatening injury. The 29-year-old broke his leg against Bristol Rovers in a Carling Cup tie in August last year, less than a fortnight after joining the Hammers from Newcastle, but is set to feature in a friendly this week.
This is a nasty habit that West Ham have developed: nine days, three games, 12 goals conceded. Their third 4-0 defeat in succession was a humiliating occasion for Alan Curbishley who admitted that the pressure is now on him as his side finished with 10 men and little in the way of professional dignity.