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West Ham boss Allardyce: What a miserable birthday

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce had little to celebrate after defeat to Manchester City on Saturday night.

West Ham fans chanted Allardyce's name at the start of the match - a rare occurrence at Upton Park - but 90 minutes later, many of them had left.

"It's a miserable birthday for me," Allardyce told West Ham's website.

"The only thing you want for your birthday is a good, positive result, but we didn't get that and unfortunately, when you play a side of Manchester City's quality, we need to hit top form."

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