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Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way

Alan 1:37 Sun Oct 27
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, is open to a move to the MLS, with DC United linked with the former Germany international. (Bleacher Report via MLS official website)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, to Anfield. (Express)

Manchester United have been put off signing Real Madrid's Wales international forward Gareth Bale because of the 30-year-old's injury record. (Mirror)

Manchester City will put a £100m price tag on Brazil international forward Gabriel Jesus, 22, in an attempt to ward off interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has agreed to a £125m double move for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany international midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, and Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, 30. (Mirror)

However, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says there is no chance of Germany international Muller leaving the club in January. (Goal.com)

Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 27, is being tracked by Juventus and Napoli. (Express)

Manchester United are monitoring Leeds midfield general Kalvin Phillips, with assistant Mike Phelan watching the 23-year-old against Birmingham last week. (Sun)

Real Madrid are set to end Arsenal hopes of landing Spain international midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, on a permanent deal by bringing him back from his loan for next season. (AS, via Mail)

Barcelona and Manchester United are interested in Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the Argentina forward has a £96m release clause. (Sun)

Barcelona have held talks with Inter Milan over the sale of Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Sport)

Liverpool defender​ Joe Gomez is growing frustrated at his lack of playing time this season and Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in the 22-year-old England defender. (90min)

Manchester United and Manchester City are vying for Rochdale's England Under-18 defender Luke Matheson, 17. (Star)

A delegation of Manchester United officials are set to visit Saudi Arabia as rumours of a takeover by the Gulf state's Crown Prince continue. (Mail)

Napoli are not interested in selling Manchester City target Fabian Ruiz, the 23-year-old Spain international midfielder, in the near future. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Inside Futbol)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he is unsure whether he will be able to strengthen his squad in the transfer window and has not held any discussions about January with the club's board. (Sky Sports)

Inter Milan have put a 20m euro price tag on Brazilian defender Dalbert, 26, who is on a season-long loan at Fiorentina with no option to make the deal permanent. (Calciomercato)

Manchester City are set to offer former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney's son Kai, nine, a second chance in their academy. (Star)


Lys Mousset strikes again to rescue point for Sheffield United at West Ham

Jacob Steinberg at the London Stadium

Sheffield United will feel they made their point. While Chris Wilder’s side fell short of winning this grudge match, they were entitled to celebrate a moral victory. They were better than West Ham in every area and they silenced the crowd’s taunts about Carlos Tevez when Lys Mousset, who had been on the pitch for five minutes, preserved their unbeaten record on the road with a lovely equaliser.

It was Mousset’s third goal since his £10m move from Bournemouth in the summer and a draw was the least the visitors deserved from a punchy display. They were as fearless as ever, even after falling behind to Robert Snodgrass’s first goal of the season, and it must have pleased them to hear boos from West Ham’s fans at full-time.

Manuel Pellegrini’s insistence that West Ham, who struggled to cope with Sheffield United’s robust approach, should have won was hard to accept. This was another laboured effort from his side, who still look too flaky on and off the ball to mount a serious challenge for a place in the top six.

West Ham’s buzz has faded since beating Manchester United last month and it should worry Pellegrini that a team packed with creative players are struggling to make chances for their £45m forward, Sebastien Haller.

“It is not easy to create chances against Sheffield United,” Pellegrini said. “He must play with some players near him.”

West Ham are winless in five matches but at least their fans had fun during the early stages, goading their guests by holding up Tevez masks. This was the first league meeting between these sides since Sheffield United raged at their relegation from the Premier League in 2007 – they won a League Cup second-round meeting on penalties in 2014 – and time has clearly not been a healer. Memories of the bitter row over the deal that brought Tevez and Javier Mascherano to east London 13 years ago still sting.

There was little snarl on the pitch, though. West Ham were flat for long spells, even though Pellegrini made five changes after last Saturday’s drab defeat at Everton, and failed to play with enough intensity in attack.

Sheffield United did not play like a promoted team and it took a point-blank save from Roberto to stop David McGoldrick opening the scoring in the 28th minute.

Ever the tough taskmaster, though, Wilder will feel McGoldrick should have shown more conviction when Chris Basham’s header reached him. The striker’s flick made life easier for Roberto, who would soon spread anxiety in his back four with a flap at a cross from George Baldock. The Spanish goalkeeper was fortunate to see a deflected shot from Enda Stevens fly wide.

West Ham edged ahead shortly before half-time, demonstrating their ability to conjure a goal out of nothing when Basham’s errant header gave Andriy Yarmolenko an opportunity to release Snodgrass. Yarmolenko played the pass on the volley and Snodgrass calmly beat Dean Henderson.

The visitors rallied in the second half and pushed on once Henderson had stopped Felipe Anderson doubling West Ham’s lead. They outnumbered Declan Rice and Mark Noble in midfield and Baldock spurned two excellent chances.

Mousset, surprisingly dropped after his winner against Arsenal last Monday, was called from the bench in the 63rd minute. “It was a difficult one because he’s still not up to speed,” Wilder said. “I’ve got to do the right thing, which I felt was to start him on bench.”

Wilder would be vindicated when a header from Stevens teed up Mousset to volley beyond Roberto.

West Ham could have no complaints and while they went close to restoring their lead when Snodgrass struck the woodwork, Pellegrini’s faltering side had not done enough.

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Far East Hammer 9:35 Mon Oct 28
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 4:20 Mon Oct 28
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blueeyed.handsomeman 7:50 Sun Oct 27
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes WEST HAM)
THanks Alan

The Stoat 5:52 Sun Oct 27
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ted fenton 2:38 Sun Oct 27

ted fenton 2:38 Sun Oct 27
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Mad Dog 1:53 Sun Oct 27

Mad Dog 1:53 Sun Oct 27
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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