West Ham striker Andy Carroll is likely to be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Andy Carroll is likely to miss the rest of the season after West Ham announced the striker is to undergo surgery on a knee injury.The 26-year-old was (...)

West Ham’s  Carlton Cole battles with Southampton defender Florin Gardos  at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo/Getty Images

It may not have been very sophisticated, but Sam Allardyce won’t care. West Ham fought for a point here in a game that will be forgotten in a hurry, (...)

 Daley Blind of Manchester United celebrates after scoring an injury-time equaliser aganist West Ham at the  Boleyn Ground. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

West Ham United 1 Manchester United 1An injury-time strike from Daley Blind earned Manchester United a point that they scarcely deserved. The visitors(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal making the score 2-0 during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Ham at the Anfield in Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 2-0 West HamDaniel Sturridge enjoyed the perfect return from injury as he scored within 12 minutes of coming off the bench to give Liverpool(...)

West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho  celebrates with team mates Aaron Cresswell and Andy Carroll after scoring  against Bristol City during their FA Cup fourth-round  match at Ashton Gate. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

Bristol City 0 West Ham 1It was not convincing by any stretch and for long periods Bristol City threatened to add their name to the list of giantkilli(...)

Despair for goalkeeper Allan McGregor of Hull City as Andy Carroll of West Ham United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Hull City. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

West Ham 3-0 Hull CityAt the interval here, as the Upton Park crowd booed and torpor reigned supreme, it was easy to think of the corresponding fixtur(...)

Steven Naismith #14 (2nd right) of Everheads the equaliser against Manchester City  at Goodison Park. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Steven Naismith’s equaliser for Everton against Manchester City meant the champions fell two points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League ta(...)

Danny Welbeck scored Arsenal’s second goal against West Ham United at Upton Park. Photograph: Reuters.

West Ham United 1 Arsenal 2 Arsenal may be patched up and make-shift, a team depleted by injuries to key personnel and playing catch-up with (...)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Chelsea continue to be dogged by accusations that their players tumble too easily to the turf after Sam Allardyce claimed Branislav Ivanovic “went dow(...)

John Terry of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 Chelsea, for a few hours a least, can enjoy a six-point advantage at the top. Their only home fixture of the festive seaso(...)