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Whenever Big Sam leaves a club in good shape, they fail to build on his success and quickly succumb to relegation

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

Chris Hughton’s side looked to be heading out of the cup

Capital One Cup round-up: Hooper rides to Norwich's rescue as City stroll on

Norwich City were indebted to their new signing Gary Hooper after his first goals for the club completed a comeback against Championship side Watford.

Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against West Ham

West Ham United 2 Everton 3 match report: Leighton Baines and Ravel Morrison entertain Roy Hodgson while Romelu Lukaku steals the show

Two free-kicks from Baines set-up a dramatic finish after Morrison and Mark Noble has scored for the Hammers before the latter was sent-off

Romelu Lukaku during his presentation to Everton fans

West Ham tried to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea during the summer, reveals Sam Allardyce

The striker ended up moving to Everton on deadline day

West Ham travel light in absence of Andy Carroll

Sometimes one bad break can ruin a whole summer’s transfer strategy. Having brought in Stewart Downing to add to the service from the wings for Andy Carroll already provided by Matt Jarvis, West Ham looked well placed to build on an impressive 10th position achieved on their return to the Premier League.

Andy Carroll: Liverpool are keen for a quick resolution on striker's move to Upton Park

West Ham unable to put timescale on Andy Carroll return from injury - with Sam Allardyce labelling the news 'devastating'

The England striker is suffering with a plantar fascia injury

Mladen Petric poses in a West Ham shirt after completing his move to the Hammers

Transfer news: West Ham sign former Fulham striker Mladen Petric on a free transfer after Andy Carroll setback

England striker suffered yet another heel injury prompting Sam Allardyce to swoop for Petric after he left Cottagers in the summer

Andy Carroll: Liverpool are keen for a quick resolution on striker's move to Upton Park

Andy Carroll suffers fresh injury setback forcing West Ham to move for former Fulham striker Mladen Petric as cover

The England striker has suffered another injury to the same heel that he injured in the final game of last season when making his return to training

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Transfer news: Carlton Cole having a medical at Upton Park ahead of West Ham return after Hammers missed out on Demba Ba

Sam Allardyce had expressed his desire to sign another striker but Ba's refusal to join West Ham has paved the way for Cole's return after he was released in the summer

West Ham could bring Demba Ba back to the club from Chelsea
Stewart Downing may not play for three weeks

Stuart Downing joins West Ham's injury list

Stewart Downing may not play for three weeks, after the West Ham winger suffered a leg injury in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City.

West Ham United 0 Stoke City 1 match report: Mark Hughes' magic touch even turns Pennant into a winner

Last season nothing went right for Mark Hughes but since he joined Stoke City in May the Welshman can do little wrong. Almost his first act as manager at the Britannia Stadium was to offer the out-of-contract Jermaine Pennant a new 12-month deal and yesterday the former Arsenal and Liverpool winger paid him back with a late goal that gave Stoke only their third win in 30 Premier League away games.

Raheem Sterling, right, gave Liverpool an early lead

West Ham United 2 Cheltenham 1 match report: Sam Allardyce unlocks magic of Ravel Morrison

Being in the hat for the Capital One Cup third round is good, but what West Ham United managed tonight might be even better. Sam Allardyce gave Ravel Morrison, his brilliant prodigal 20-year-old midfielder a whole 90 minutes of football, his first West Ham start.

Stewart Downing will be in action for West Ham against Newcastle

Stewart Downing hopeful of starting role for West Ham in Capital One Cup tie against Cheltenham

Downing has appeared in the League Cup final with three different clubs

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