Victory for West Ham over lowly Fulham ensured it was Martin Jol who got the sack. The Daily Mirror says that saved Sam Allardyce's job.
It said Big Sam would have been in "pretty much the same position" as his opposite number if West Ham hadn't won.
Sam Allardyce admitted he was a relieved man after his side got a morale-boosting win over Fulham on Saturday.
A goal from man of the match Mohammed Diame, followed by strikes from substitutes Carlton Cole and Joe Cole gave West Ham a 3-0 win over their London rivals at Upton Park.
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Goals from Mohammed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole, secured a valuable victory against London rivals Fulham at Upton Park on Saturday.
Fulham have not beaten West Ham in east London since 2002 and have now conceded nine goals in their last three games.
All the talk in the stands was of an impending takeover of the club. On the pitch, meanwhile, there was very little to capture the imagination in a drab affair.
It was Ipswich who began brightest and Charlton goalkeeper Ben Alnwick was called into action within a minute.
Lunch trucks filled to the brim with a host of global street food - complete with a festive twist - will roll up at Wood Wharf next month.
The tasty, original grub at Kerb's Christmas is set to include Korean tacos, award-winning burgers and giant Polish hot dogs, as well as cakes, pies and winter-warming mulled wine and cider.
A Tower Hamlets woman was the victim of an assault as she walked to a Tube platform with her friend.
British Transport Police (BTP) has released an image of a man they want to speak to in relation to the unprovoked incident, which happened on October 17 in Mornington
Crescent Underground Station, at about 7.40pm.
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West Ham v Fulham
Kick off: Saturday, 3pm
Odds: West Ham: 18/19; Fulham: 7/2; Draw: 13/5
History of meetings: West Ham won - 45; Fulham won - 31; Draw - 23
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