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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Guy Demel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood.
Clearance made by Winston Reid.
Corner taken short by Antonio Nocerino.
Shot by Ashley Westwood. Guy Demel gets a block in.
Clearance made by James Tomkins.
Grant Holt fouled by Guy Demel, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Winston Reid.
Marc Albrighton has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Centre by Marc Albrighton.
The ball is delivered by Leandro Bacuna.
Leandro Bacuna concedes a free kick for a foul on Marco Borriello.
Clearance by George McCartney.
George McCartney makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
James Collins makes a clearance.
Shot by Marc Albrighton. James Tomkins gets a block in.
Christian Benteke takes a shot and cleared the net.
Gabriel Agbonlahor sends in a cross.
Header at goal by Christian Benteke to the left of the net.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Guy Demel challenges Christian Benteke unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marco Borriello on Nathan Baker.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.
Matthew Jarvis leaves the field to be replaced by Winston Reid.
Joe Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Bertrand.
Header at goal by Christian Benteke hits the woodwork.
Marco Borriello challenges Ciaran Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Grant Holt is brought on as a substitute for Andreas Weimann.
The ball is sent over by Leandro Bacuna.
Kevin Nolan goes off and Antonio Nocerino comes on.
James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Marc Albrighton takes a shot and hits the post.
Clearance made by James Collins.
Matthew Taylor challenges Gabriel Agbonlahor unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Marc Albrighton.
The ball is swung over by Leandro Bacuna.
Marc Albrighton sends in a cross.
Marc Albrighton comes on in place of Matthew Lowton.
Clearance by Bradley Guzan.
Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.
Clearance by James Collins.
The second half has started.
It is the end of the first-half.
Shot by James Collins. Blocked by Nathan Baker.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing.
Centre by Stewart Downing.
Kevin Nolan slots the ball left footed into the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham.Assist by Stewart Downing.
Marco Borriello comes on in place of Carlton Cole.
Shot by Stewart Downing. Fabian Delph gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel by Christian Benteke.
Clearance by Guy Demel.
Centre by Leandro Bacuna.
The ball is delivered by Fabian Delph.
The referee cautions James Collins for unsporting behaviour.
The offside flag is raised against Matthew Jarvis.
Christian Benteke challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is crossed by George McCartney.
Centre by Matthew Lowton.
Adrian makes a clearance.
Carlton Cole fouled by Ciaran Clark, the ref awards a free kick.
Fabian Delph takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Centre by Kevin Nolan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leandro Bacuna on Kevin Nolan.
George McCartney has an effort at goal. Christian Benteke gets a block in.
Short corner taken by Stewart Downing from the .
Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.
Foul by Carlton Cole on Nathan Baker, free kick awarded.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor.
The referee blows for offside.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis.
The offside flag is raised against Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is caught offside.
Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis.
Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
George McCartney crosses the ball.
Christian Benteke makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Carlton Cole.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Nathan Baker.
Stewart Downing takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Guy Demel challenges Ciaran Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Fabian Delph.
Adrian Adrian takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Matthew Taylor.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
Clearance made by Guy Demel.
Centre by Ryan Bertrand.
Guy Demel makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Gaby back for Villa
Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to return to the side for Saturday's Barclays Premier League home clash with West Ham.
Agbonlahor has missed the last two games with a foot injury suffered after tumbling over an advertising hoarding in last month's draw at Liverpool.
But manager Paul Lambert is without Ron Vlaar after the centre-back picked up a hamstring problem in the closing stages of last week's 2-1 loss at Everton.
Exactly a year ago Villa beat the Hammers 2-1 on home soil, a result that helped the club kick on for survival.
Twelve months on and Lambert claims the difference within the club is "night and day...totally different".
With five of Villa's last seven home matches against teams in the bottom half of the table, Lambert is hoping this latest match with West Ham provides another watershed moment.
"We're hoping to push on again," said Lambert.
"If we go into the game with the same form we've been in of late then we will certainly be right in it, that's for sure.
"The main thing for me is we're playing well enough at this moment in time to win games."
West Ham are challenging the Football Association's decision to uphold Andy Carroll's three-match suspension.
The Hammers are unhappy that the England striker's ban - a consequence of being sent off against Swansea last week - was not overturned, and have taken their case to an independent arbitral tribunal in the pursuit of "justice".
Yet manager Sam Allardyce expects his players to provide a positive response at Villa Park.
He said: "We all have to overcome adversity. I hope the players are angry, as angry as I am, and I hope they take that angry out in a positive manner against Aston Villa to go and prove we can still win a game of football without Andy."
Italian duo Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello could feature following their recent loan moves.
Full-back Joey O'Brien (shoulder) and midfielders Joe Cole (groin) and Mohamed Diame (knee) remain out.
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