Sam Allardyce - latest news, breaking stories and comment - The Independent

The Sport Matrix: Monday 25 November 2013

Moyes rues late Cardiff equaliser

Frank Lampard of Chelsea scores the opening goal from the penalty spot

Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to show title credentials

Frank Lampard ended his worst Barclays Premier League goalscoring run in a decade at his former club before calling on Chelsea to build momentum into the new year to show their title credentials.

West Ham United 0 Chelsea 3 match report: Frank Lampard hammers his former club

England midfielder celebrates two goals as Chelsea stroll to victory in one-sided London derby

Roberto Martinez has fired off another warning to Manchester United after telling them they are wasting their time over Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini pursuit

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez calls on Everton to play with their heads, not hearts, during Merseyside derby

The sides meet at Goodison in the early kick off on Saturday

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the winning goal for Chelsea against Manchester City

West Ham v Chelsea: Fernando Torres could return as Blues look to halt two-game winless run

The Spain international has been out for a few weeks

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading

West Ham confirm return of striker Carlton Cole

Cole has re-signed on a three-month contract

Transfer news: Robert Lewandowski rejects talk of having agreed to join Bayern Munich and admits he wants to play in England

His current club could look to sell the Polish striker in January although the current Champions League holders remain favourites to sign the 25-year-old

Ravel Morrison salutes the West Ham fans after scoring against Tottenham

How the career of Ravel Morrison was saved - and why he had to leave Manchester United

As his stunning goal at Spurs showed, the young West Ham midfielder has talent aplenty, but, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke, it took a loan move to Birmingham for his attitude to finally improve

A view of the game between Tottenham and West Ham

Tottenham supporter arrested for using the word 'Yid' is released on bail

The fan was arrested at half-time in the match between Spurs and West Ham

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas watches on

Tottenham challenged to respond by Andre Villas-Boas after humbling defeat to West Ham and Ravel Morrison's strike

Spurs were booed off the field by their fans after Hammers secured their first win at White Hart Lane since 1999

Sam Allardyce says any West Ham fans who chant anti-Semitic abuse towards Tottenham fans will face the full wrath of the law

Sam Allardyce wants any West Ham fans who chant anti-Semitic abuse at Tottenham to feel the full wrath of the law as 'Yid' debate rages on

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that anyone using the word on Sunday faces arrest in what will be the Hammers first visit to White Hart Lane since sickening chants from a group of away fans last November

Jermain Defoe scores the opener for Spurs – his seventh goal in just four starts this season

Tottenham v West Ham: Andre Villas-Boas confident Spurs can recover after Europa League exploits

The north London club were playing in Russia on Thursday

Kevin Nolan

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

The Hammers have won just one of their opening six fixtures

The Fulham manager is under growing pressure with his side 18th

Round-Up: Martin Jol defends record after Fulham's winless run goes on

Martin Jol defended his record as Fulham manager after a deserved 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Robbie Brady scores from the spot to give Hull the win over West Ham

Hull City 1 West Ham United 0 match report: Unhappy Hammers are floored by Brady punch

Sam Allardyce looked on as a lack of a cutting edge up front once again cost his side dearly after Robbie Brady converts from the spot

News
Paper trail: the wedding photograph found in the rubble after 9/11 – it took Elizabeth Keefe 13 years to find the people in it
newsWho are the people in this photo? It took Elizabeth Stringer Keefe 13 years to find out
Arts and Entertainment
Evil eye: Douglas Adams in 'mad genius' pose
booksNew biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Sport
FootballFull debuts don't come much more stylish than those on show here
News
i100
Life and Style
Kim Kardashian drawn backlash over her sexy swimsuit selfie, called 'disgusting' and 'nasty'
fashionCritics say magazine only pays attention to fashion trends among rich, white women
Arts and Entertainment
TVShows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Arts and Entertainment
Hit the roof: hot-tub cinema east London
architectureFrom pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
Travel
travel
News
The ecological reconstruction of Ikrandraco avatar is shown in this illustration courtesy of Chuang Zhao. Scientists on September 11, 2014 announced the discovery of fossils in China of a type of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago and so closely resembled those creatures from the 2009 film, Avatar that they named it after them.
SCIENCE
Life and Style
tech
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona from £949pp
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro from £799pp
Provence from £599pp
Apulia, Lecce and Vieste – Undiscovered Italy from £899pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples from £759
Classical Spain from £539pp
Prices correct as of 12 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week