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Football: Allardyce wants to deny City title for Gerrard's sake

Published on May 9, 2014 8:48 PM
 
Strapping Sam Allardyce doesn't look the sentimental type, but the West Ham boss says he'd like his team to deny Manchester City the Premier League title in the final match of the season on Sunday because Liverpool's Steven Gerrard deserves to win it. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Strapping Sam Allardyce doesn't look the sentimental type, but the West Ham boss says he'd like his team to deny Manchester City the Premier League title in the final match of the season on Sunday because Liverpool's Steven Gerrard deserves to win it.

City, who have already beaten West Ham three times this season, are favourites to become champions.

Two points ahead of Liverpool, they also have a much better goal difference and effectively need only a draw on Sunday.

"From a neutral point of view, everybody would like to see Liverpool win it. From a personal point of view I'd like to see Steven Gerrard win it," Allardyce told the West Ham website.

 
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