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Alan 1:51 Sun Nov 3
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are ready to hijack Liverpool's bid to sign Leipzig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 23. (Mirror)

Tottenham are considering a January move for £35m-rated Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, the 24-year-old Cameroon international. (Sun)

Leicester are bidding to become the first Premier League club to make a move for Metz and Senegal striker Habibou Diallo, but Newcastle are also interested in the 24-year-old (Express)

Bayern Munich are still keen on signing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane but will only offer 80m euros (£69m) for the 23-year-old Germany international. (Calciomercato)

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, currently playing in the MLS for LA Galaxy but linked with a return to Manchester United, is likely to return to another of his former clubs, AC Milan. (Marca)

AC Milan are expected to end their interest in Gremio's Brazil forward Everton Soares, 23, who has also been linked with Tottenham. (Calciomercato)

West Ham are preparing to sell Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 33, for around £3.5m in January. (Football Insider)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United must look to within for goalscoring solutions following another scoreless defeat at Bournemouth. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona and Manchester City are set to compete for the signing of Uruguay and Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, 22. (Star)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery brushed off questions about his future following his team's draw at home to Wolves. (Express)

Newcastle scouts were at Elland Road on Saturday to watch QPR's Republic of Ireland midfielder Ryan Manning, 23. (Football Insider)

Wolves are preparing a £10m January bid for Preston defender Ben Davies, 24. (Express)

Barcelona will allow Spanish midfielder Carles Alena, 21, thought to be a target for Tottenham, to leave the club on loan in January. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has dismissed talk of Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, leaving the Serie A side for Barcelona. (Goal)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is trying to find a new formula to take his team forward and is not banking on summer signings Tanguy Ndombele, 22, Giovani Lo Celso, 23, and Ryan Sessegnon, 19, to provide immediate solutions. (Sky Sports)

Swansea boss Steve Cooper is confident Newcastle will not recall English goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 22, from his season-long loan at the Liberty Stadium. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Real Madrid will make former Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz, 20, available for loan in January. (Marca)

Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel has questioned his club's decision to sell France defender William Saliba, 18, to Arsenal. (Mirror)


West Ham’s late rally fails to save them from defeat by Newcastle United

Paul MacInnes at the London Stadium

“When I look back on it, it could and should have been four or five‚” said Steve Bruce of his Newcastle team’s first-half performance. “In the end you think: Is it going to bite you? We tried hard to let them bite us in the last 10 minutes, but that would have been unjust. All day today the front three were excellent in their work. It’s what we’ve been after.”

Joelinton, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin still have only a goal between them, but they put a lackadaisical West Ham to the sword at the London Stadium. The half-time lead stood at two, with headers from the defenders Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernández, before a free-kick from Jonjo Shelvey after the break ended the contest.

West Ham’s two late goals never looked like more than consolations and it is five matches without a win for the hosts. Newcastle, now four points clear of the drop zone, stand just one point behind them.

Manuel Pellegrini has enough experience of looking unflustered in defeat and he calmly observed he would have to “reflect then decide” on his response to this one. The West Ham manager will get that time, but Pellegrini is under pressure, and not just for the run of form. His team came out in front of their own fans and played at the tempo of a training match. They were booed off at half-time and deserved it.

The Newcastle strategy was simple: let West Ham advance to the edge of the attacking third, slow it down, rob the ball, hit it into the space behind and let chaos reign. The pace of the three amigos caused West Ham conniptions and it was the direct running of the Paraguayan Almirón that set up the first two goals.

When Almirón was hauled down by Issa Diop 20 yards out in the 16th minute, a recalled Shelvey stepped up. His free-kick went to the back post and was met by Joelinton, who nodded it back for Clark to bury it past Roberto.

It was well-drilled but caught West Ham by surprise and soon they were undone again by similar means. Almirón’s cross was blocked for a corner. Shelvey took it short this time and the ball went to Jetro Willems. With West Ham’s defence having wasted no time in pushing out, there was lots of space for Willems’s deep cross to hit. Fernández it was who connected at the back post.

The rest of the first half was pure anarchy as West Ham pushed higher to try and force a response and Newcastle simply lofted the ball over them whenever they could.

Twice Saint-Maximin had the run of the entire West Ham half only to fail to score his first goal in Newcastle colours. The second move was particularly crazy: Roberto parried Saint-Maximin’s shot, who then worked the ball to Almirón just six yards out.

He was unable to get his first goal either, however, as his shot was blocked. To cap it off, the ball came out a third time to Shelvey, who hit a curling effort against the crossbar from 25 yards. Shelvey duly got on the scoresheet at the start of the second half, a not entirely overwhelmed Bruce observing Shelvey might have played up because he is a West Ham fan.

At three down West Ham woke up, just a little bit. Fabián Balbuena bundled the ball over the line from a corner. With seconds remaining of the 90, Robert Snodgrass scored the best goal of the game, on the volley from the edge of the box. For the five minutes of added time West Ham ran like the clappers. Too late.


West Ham Under-18s hit Swansea for eight

West Ham United Under-18s hit Swansea U18s for eight as forwards Veron Parkes scored a hat-trick and new signing Mipo Odubeko netted on his debut.

Travelling to Wales to continue their U18 Premier League South campaign, Kevin Keen’s side were seeking their first win in three league games at the Landore Training Centre on Saturday morning.

The junior Irons got off to the best possible start when Swansea failed to clear a high ball from Odubeko and Parkes picked it up on the edge of the area, rifling a low shot into the bottom left hand corner after just eight minutes.

Odubeko then grabbed his maiden Hammers goal on his first appearance for the Club two minutes later, holding off a challenge before stroking home Lennon Peake’s through-ball, before the home side pulled one back through William Rickard on 27 minutes.

The Hammers regained their two-goal advantage just eight minutes later, a powerful Odubeko run again causing problems before the debutant lobbed the ball to top-scorer Sebastian Nebyla, who finished into an empty net.

That was Odubeko’s last contribution to the action as the new signing, making his first competitive appearance in six months, was replaced by Christian Veliky at half-time.

Swansea pulled themselves back into it shortly after the interval, Ali Al-Hamadi pouncing on 57 minutes to reduce the deficit once more, before enjoying an excellent opportunity to level the scores – only for Hammers keeper Serine Sanneh to display impressive reflexes to deny the home side.

This would prove a turning point in the game as Veliky squared for Parkes’ composed second to stretch the advantage again with 63 minutes played, before the Slovakian playmaker made it 5-2 ten minutes later, sprinting onto Peake’s precision pass at the end of an impressive counter-attacking move to slot home from close range.

As the home side’s defensive shape began to falter, West Ham made the occasion into a rout, Parkes completing his hat-trick with seven minutes to go when he sidefooted Greenidge’s low cross into the net, before pinball inside the Swans’ area allowed Veliky to make it 7-2 on 90 minutes.

Just a minute later, and winger Gael Kileba completed the scoring, grabbing his first goal of the season when he slotted home a loose ball inside the Swans area.

“All those times we’ve missed chances in the last six weeks came to the fore in this game – and take a look,” assistant coach Mark Phillips said afterwards.

“Parkes was brilliant – all three of his goals were three clinical finishes, none of them were tap-ins – and Mipo led the line really well.

“Although our opponents lost their discipline, we have to be pleased. We played well, and it was a good all-round team performance.”

The resounding victory helps solidify West Ham U18s’ position in fourth in the U18 Premier League South, with a trip to Leicester City next weekend to follow.

West Ham United U18s: Sanneh; Greenidge, Nsumbu, Thomas, Okotcha (Perkins 67), Parkes, Peake, Woods (Kileba 72), Giddings, Nebyla, Odubeko (Veliky 45)
Subs: Roach

Goals: Parkes 8, 63, 83; Odubeko 10; Nebyla 35; Veliky 74, 90; Kileba 90+1

Booked: Okotcha

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Takashi Miike 8:16 Sun Nov 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

ted fenton 5:26 Sun Nov 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

MTC 4:57 Sun Nov 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Not sure who they think is going to pay 3.5 million for Sanchez.

gph 2:00 Sun Nov 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Not sure how to order this weekend's good news.

Sanchez being sold or the U18's victory

Thanks, Alan

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