West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has said that fan criticism of his playing style is 'nonsense' and that the club have been playing some of their best football this season in the last few games.

The Hammers sit 12th in the table, with Premier League safety still not secured after a run of four defeats. Anger from Irons fans has been growing in recent weeks, but head of West Ham's home game against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Allardyce maintained that his team had been playing well, but had been unlucky in recent matches.