So tight as Hammers wait on key results


West Ham will be watching the results of teams involved around them tomorrow (Sat) as the the club looks to leap above Villa and Brighton this weekend.

The Hammers will be looking to take their points tally to 17 – one better than the midlanders who have a superior goal difference to the Irons.

Brighton and Hove Albion are currently sitting in sixth position with 16 points and the Hammers will be looking for the south coast outfit to be beaten on their visit to third placed Manchester City.

Newcastle – who took a point at the London Stadium in the last game before the international break entertain Palace.

The Geordies are now on 13 points a place behind the Irons whilst Palace are two points behind us in ninth place.

Manchester United – two points behind West Ham travel to Sheffield United and Chelsea – three points below us welcome second placed Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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