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The referee brings the game to a close.
Mark Noble scores with their right foot. Cardiff 0-2 West Ham.Assist by Andy Carroll.
The ball is crossed by Magnus Wolff Eikrem.
Craig Bellamy fouled by Alou Diarra, the ref awards a free kick.
Stewart Downing produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Adrian by Craig Noone results in a free kick.
Magnus Wolff Eikrem takes a shot. Adrian safely holds on.
Clearance by Mark Noble.
The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.
Craig Bellamy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian makes a block.
Adrian Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
Bo-Kyung Kim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian.
Mark Noble manages to make a clearance.
Magnus Wolff Eikrem delivers the ball.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
Andreas Cornelius replaces Mark Hudson.
Clearance by Razvan Rat.
Alou Diarra comes on in place of Jack Collison.
Kevin Theophile-Catherine challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick crossed by Craig Bellamy.
The referee sends off James Tomkins for second bookable offence.
James Tomkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell.
Clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Carlton Cole leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Carroll.
Craig Bellamy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.
Roger Johnson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Roger Johnson challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Collison concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Caulker.
Fraizer Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins.
Jack Collison takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Bellamy.
Clearance made by Matthew Taylor.
The ball is crossed by Declan John.
Roger Johnson makes a clearance.
Magnus Wolff Eikrem replaces Gary Medel.
Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Peter Whittingham. Adrian safely holds on.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The referee shows James Tomkins a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
James Tomkins challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mark Hudson fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian blocks the ball.
Fraizer Campbell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Adrian.
Shot by Gary Medel. Blocked by Jack Collison.
Foul by Carlton Cole on Kevin Theophile-Catherine, free kick awarded.
Adrian Adrian takes the free kick.
Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Header by Steven Caulker misses left.
The second half kicks off.
Unfair challenge on Gary Medel by Matthew Taylor results in a free kick.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Matthew Jarvis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Shot by Matthew Jarvis went wide of the left-hand upright.
Razvan Rat makes a clearance.
George McCartney manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Craig Noone.
Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the .
Craig Noone fouled by George McCartney, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by Mark Hudson goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by James Tomkins.
Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.
Clearance made by James Tomkins.
Peter Whittingham sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Craig Noone results in a free kick.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Craig Bellamy coming on for Peter Odemwingie.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Fraizer Campbell fouled by Razvan Rat, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis.
Unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Razvan Rat results in a free kick.
Clearance by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
Clearance by Mark Hudson.
Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Carlton Cole results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line.
Adrian fouled by Fraizer Campbell, the ref awards a free kick.
Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
The ball is sent over by Craig Noone.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.
Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.
Declan John restarts play with the free kick.
Stewart Downing is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis.
Corner from the taken by Peter Whittingham.
Shot by Craig Noone. Blocked by George McCartney.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
David Marshall takes the free kick.
George McCartney comes on in place of Guy Demel.
Centre by Peter Odemwingie.
Clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross.
Shot by James Tomkins. David Marshall parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Clearance made by Declan John.
Bo-Kyung Kim concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble.
The ball is delivered by Guy Demel.
Carlton Cole challenges Kevin Theophile-Catherine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The game begins.
Solskjaer urges Bellamy to play on
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes he can convince Craig Bellamy to prolong his career as the striker prepares to return from injury against former club West Ham.
Saturday's clash at Cardiff City Stadium will be Solskjaer's first Premier League game as a manager, and will also see Bellamy available for the first time in two months after hamstring and knee injuries.
The 34-year-old has already retired from Wales duty and had previously hinted he could hang up his boots for good at the end of the current campaign.
But Solskjaer hopes he will get the chance to work a while longer with the veteran forward.
He said: "We have spoken together obviously and my thoughts are to play as long as you can, if you can play football and you feel you can justify your performances.
"That is my job now and of course Craig wants to get performing and get back out there, so hopefully I will motivate him and inspire him to prolong his career.
"He has been training with us for a week and is looking really sharp to be fair. He will be involved tomorrow and is in the squad. He is back and available."
Having enjoyed a winning start as Bluebirds boss courtesy of last weekend's FA Cup victory at Newcastle, the meeting with West Ham comes with an altogether different pressure.
The Hammers have shipped 11 goals in cup defeats against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City in the past week, and sit 19th in the Premier League table having not registered a top-flight win since the end of November.
Cardiff are themselves just a point above the drop zone, and victory over the Hammers would give them some valuable breathing space with away trips to Manchester City and Manchester United looming.
But Solskjaer does not feel Saturday's meeting is a "must-win" encounter.
"There is never a must-win game at this part of the season, you cannot tell players you have to win," he said.
"If we get a performance like the Sunderland performance we can get a result. So performance is first and foremost, you cannot think about consequences all the time.
"We have to improve step by step and get the performances and play like we want to. It is nice to win but we can never say we have to win."
Cardiff's new signing Magnus Wolff Eikrem looks set to be named on the bench after arriving from Heerenveen earlier in the week.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admits he will be taking a "calculated risk" if he involves Andy Carroll.
The England international has not featured this season after struggling with a foot injury but could come to Allardyce's rescue as the club look to end a torrid week with a victory in south Wales that could take them out of the bottom three.
A win would take West Ham above their hosts in the league though, Allardyce is prepared to take a chance on Carroll's match-sharpness earlier than he would usually.
"Andy's training okay," Allardyce said.
"We have to talk to the lads who are looking after him. Whether he's ready or not... it'll be a calculated risk.
"If everything goes okay and according to plan, I'll make a final decision from the information I get.
"He's feeling fine and training well, but he's not played since last May. He'll not have his match-fitness. Ideally, we'd like to progress it a little slower but, based on the circumstances and where we are, it'll be a calculated risk."
Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga have managed just four Premier League goals between them so far this season so a return for Carroll, who moved to Upton Park on a permanent deal in the summer, would boost West Ham's goal threat.
But it is in defence where Allardyce has been plagued by injury in recent weeks.
With James Collins, Winston Reid and James Tomkins all missing, the 59-year-old has had to resort to playing his squad out of position.
The loan signing of Wolves' Roger Johnson, as well as a timely return to fitness for Tomkins, means Allardyce has fewer worries at the back - although Joey O'Brien is now missing.
"We'll have James Tomkins back in the squad," he confirmed.
"James Collins is close but not quite there. But we lost Joey O'Brien on Wednesday night as well.
"So it doesn't clear our problems; they continue due to the number of games and fatigue. We get one back and lose another. Central defensive problems have been the biggest issue in terms of results."
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