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(...)

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(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

West Ham United’s James Tomkins celebrates scoring the winner with Andy Carroll (right)   at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

West Brom 1 West Ham 2The contrast from last season’s meeting here in April could barely have been more marked before kick-off. Then, antipathy toward(...)

West Ham’s  Diafra Sakho  heads his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

West Ham 2 Man City 1Diafra Sakho’s seventh goal in as many Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton (...)

Paddy McNair from Ballyclare in Co Antrim will make his first-team debut against West Ham on Saturday. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Teenage defender Paddy McNair was handed his debut as Manchester United looked to bounce back from their defeat to Leicester by beating West Ham at Ol(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You might say ‘it’s only Gibraltar’, but for me I have to really focus on that game before Germany. Take your eye off it and you find yourself in a bit of trouble.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A month ago he named a 36-man provisional squad for the games against Oman and Georgia. Yesterday at Abbotstown Martin O’Neill raised the number by on(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho (unseen) scores a goal against Liverpool  at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Andrew Winning / Reuters

West Ham 3 Liverpool 1An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho helped earn West Ham a second Premier League win of the season as a very poor Liverpool perfo(...)

IJack Grealish celebrates scoring Ireland under-21’s third goal against the  Faroe Islands in a European Championships qualifying group game  last November.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having acceded to Jack Grealish’s request to sideline his international future, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will unlikely be able to ca(...)