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Sam Allardyce tells West Ham to deliver ‘critical’ victory against West Bromwich Albion

Sam Allardyce, the West Ham United manager, knows that he must minimise the pressure on his players after they dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League  on Boxing Day. Their first chance comes at lunchtime today at home to West Bromwich Albion, who are only three points better off.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce looks despondent after his side were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce feeling the pressure as West Ham manager ahead of must win games against West Brom and Fulham

The Hammers boss knows his side need positive results against West Brom and Fulham to rescue disappointing season

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Asamoah Gyan

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Danny Welbeck celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester United

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Tim Sherwood claims he 'has to be in the frame' to replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager

The Spurs' interim boss puts his name in the hat to become their next permanent manager despite getting off to a losing start in the League Cup quarter-final against West Ham

West ham manager looks on during his side's 2-1 League Cup quarter-final win over Tottenham

Tottenham 1 West Ham 2: Sam Allardyce not relishing 'tough' trip to Manchester City in Capital One Cup semi-final

Allardyce admits that his team would stand a better chance if the semi-final was a one-leg affair at Upton Park

Tottenham’s new man in charge Tim Sherwood follows the action alongside the West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce

Tim Sherwood admits he is unsure if he will still be in charge for Tottenham's next game

Sherwood wants the job in the long-term, but admits there will be some difficult competition

Adebayor thanks the man upstairs - not Daniel Levy in this instance

Tottenham analysis: Emmanuel Adebayor enlivens fresh attacking formation - but defence remains broken

Striker on the scoresheet on return - but he can't stop Spurs losing to West Ham

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Tim Sherwood will give Emmanuel Adebayor a fresh chance at Tottenham following departure of Andre Villas-Boas

Striker frozen out by Andre Villas-Boas will be in Tottenham's Capital On Cup squad to face West Ham

Tim Sherwood has taken temporary charge of Tottenham after andre Villas-Boas was sacked

Tottenham v West Ham: Tim Sherwood calls for immediate response following departure of Andre Villas-Boas

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