Allardyce rues missed opportunity

Sam Allardyce has been left frustrated by West Ham's failure to build on a hugely promising start to the season, with the club's hopes of a highest Premier League finish for over a decade slipping from their grasp.

When West Ham beat Leicester City 2-0 on December 20 last year, they sat fourth in the table and looked well on course to better the seventh place they achieved in 2001-02.

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