Sport Andy Carroll celebrates after scoring for West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday

The 2-0 victory over Leicester City pushed them closer to the top three

West Ham 2 Leicester 0: Sam Allardyce determined to 'enjoy the moment' after best Hammers start in nearly three decades

West Ham are in their highest position at Christmas since 1985

Christian Benteke, Joleon Lescott and Harry Kane

Premier League live: Latest score and updates - Radamel Falcao scores for Manchester United, David Silva sees City home, Charlie Austin hat-trick

The rest of the day's action features Hull v Swansea, QPR v West Brom. Southampton v Everton and West Ham v Leicester

Winston Reid vs Wes Morgan: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham and Leicester

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Upton Park

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

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Louis van Gaal's side's recent upward curve not backed up by TV picks from Sky Sports and BT Sport

Sam Allardyce makes a gesture on the touchline on Saturday

West Ham vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

West Ham greet bottom-of-the-table Leicester at the Boleyn Ground

Nigel Pearson the manager of Leicester

Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager accepts charge of using abusive/insulting language to fan

Pearson appeared to tell a fan to 'f*** off' during defeat to Liverpool

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

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The Manchester City manager admits he is mystified by the rash of injuries afflicting his squad

Frank Lampard celebrates with Samir Nasri after giving Manchester City the lead

Leicester vs Manchester City match report: Frank Lampard delivers once again to hit 175 not out

Leicester 0 Manchester City 1: Evergreen midfielder underscores his worth to City with a sweetly taken winner and a new milestone

Vincent Kompany in action for Manchester City against Southampton

Leicester vs Manchester City team news: Vincent Kompany returns from injury as Yaya Toure and Frank Lampard start

Leicteser have captain Wes Morgan back but drop Leonardo Ulloa to the bench

Alexis Sanchez, Papiss Cisse, Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew

Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

Follow all the action with Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Sunderland v West Ham and West Brom v Aston Villa completing the day's matches

Fernando (right) and Fernandinho (centre) were lauded for their performance for City against Roma

Leicester City v Manchester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Leicester vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini warns players that Leicester can easily upset the odds despite sitting bottom

Leicester's 5-3 win over Manchester United has Pellegrini demanding his side keep their good form of late

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