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Sam Allardyce has opened negotiations with the Cameroon captain

Tim Sherwood follows the action alongside the West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce

West Ham v Tottenham: Tim Sherwood has proven his managerial credentials under pressure at Spurs, praises Sam Allardyce

Both Sherwood and Allardyce have come under pressure this season but look set to see out the campaign in their respective roles

Andy Carroll v Emmanuel Adebayor: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur

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

Sam Allardyce in typically furious form on the sideline

Premier League: West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Cardiff, Fulham, Norwich and Sunderland: Which teams could be relegated from the Premier League this weekend?

A look at the games remaining for those facing the drop

Andy Caroll celebrates after his header opened the scoring last night

Andy Carroll is still not '100 per cent', according to West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

The England striker has been a menace to defences since returning from injury

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has 'sympathy' for fans after defeat to Crystal Palace

Hammers manager says finishing and 'perhaps the referee' were to blame for defeat

West Ham 0 Crystal Palace 1 match report: Palace safe as Mile Jedinak completes the great escape for Tony Pulis

Palace are now automatically safe from the drop but Hammers fans continue their relentless assault on Allardyce's tactics by booing substitutions and at the final whistle

Kevin Nolan v Jason Puncheon: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham United and Crystal Palace

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

David Moyes returns to Goodison Park

Premier League preview: A statistical look at this weekend's games, including Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham; Chelsea v Sunderland; Hull City v Arsenal; Norwich City v Liverpool; Everton v Manchester United

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of matchround 35 in the Premier League

Australia's Dylan Tombides competes for the ball with Adal Matar of Kuwait during the AFC U-22 Championship Group C match in January

Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer

Hammers will member the Australian Under-23 star with a minute's applause ahead of their Premier League match with Crystal Palace to pay their respect

James Tomkins attempts a pass for West Ham

West Ham defender James Tomkins' trial for assault outside Towie nightclub delayed after police and prosecutors lost CCTV footage

Tomkins denied assaulting a police constable, being drunk and disorderly in a public place and obstructing a constable outside the Sugar Hut club

Bacary Sagna and Matt Jarvis vie for the ball in Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham

West Ham winger Matt Jarvis: I should have gone down to win penalty after Bacary Sagna clash

Incident occurred during the Hammers 3-1 defeat at Arsenal

Lukas Podolski hammers in Arsenal's third against West Ham

Arsenal 3 West Ham 1: Arsene Wenger insists Gunners are 'not looking at Everton' in battle for fourth in Premier League table

Arsenal moved back up to fourth with the victory over their London rivals

Oliver Giroud puts Arsenal ahead with his weaker right foot after showing sublime touch to get the ball under control

Arsenal 3 West Ham 1: Arsene Wenger 'satisfied with the mental response' after returning to fourth in Premier League table

While Hammers manager Sam Allardyce bemoans the excessive honesty of Matt Jarvis after the winger failed to win a penalty in the first-half of the match

Oliver Giroud kisses the Arsenal badge after giving the Gunners the lead

Arsenal 3 West Ham 1 match report: Lukas Podolski on the double to drag the Gunners back to fourth in the Premier League table

Two goals from the German striker and one piece of brilliance from Olivier Giroud puts the Gunners back above Everton

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