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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Joe Cole results in a free kick.
Shot by Joe Cole. Parried by Bradley Guzan back into danger.
Centre by Guy Demel.
Shot by Mohamed Diame. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Karim El Ahmadi results in a free kick.
Mohamed Diame replaces Razvan Rat.
Header at goal by Ciaran Clark misses left of the target.
Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Foul by Libor Kozak on Winston Reid, free kick awarded.
Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
Winston Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Christian Benteke.
Razvan Rat produces a cross.
James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Centre by Kevin Nolan.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Guy Demel.
Joe Cole takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
Razvan Rat makes a clearance.
Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal. Blocked by James Tomkins.
Unfair challenge on Yacouba Sylla by Carlton Cole results in a free kick.
Stewart Downing delivers the ball.
Foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded.
Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Carlton Cole results in a free kick.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Carlton Cole coming on for Jack Collison.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Joe Cole coming on for Matthew Jarvis.
Ciaran Clark sends in a cross.
Clearance made by Winston Reid.
Ravel Morrison has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Libor Kozak joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andreas Weimann.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Matthew Lowton results in a free kick.
Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.
Karim El Ahmadi challenges Jussi Jaaskelainen unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Leandro Bacuna manages to make a clearance.
Matthew Lowton concedes a free kick for a foul on Razvan Rat.
The ball is delivered by Yacouba Sylla.
Shot by Kevin Nolan went over the bar.
Ravel Morrison takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in.
Centre by Matthew Lowton.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Stewart Downing fouled by Leandro Bacuna, the ref awards a free kick.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing.
Mark Noble takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Bradley Guzan by Winston Reid results in a free kick.
Mark Noble has an effort at goal. Ashley Westwood gets a block in.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel by Leandro Bacuna.
Centre by Razvan Rat.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leandro Bacuna by Jack Collison.
Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Nathan Baker challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Winston Reid fouled by Ron Vlaar, the ref awards a free kick.
Header by Jack Collison goes to the left of the goal.
Clearance made by Leandro Bacuna.
James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Christian Benteke.
Clearance by Matthew Lowton.
Kevin Nolan has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Jack Collison takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Karim El Ahmadi challenges Razvan Rat unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Matthew Jarvis. Parried by Bradley Guzan back into danger.
Clearance by Winston Reid.
Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ron Vlaar.
Razvan Rat takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.
Karim El Ahmadi manages to make a clearance.
Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
Andreas Weimann challenges Winston Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yacouba Sylla on Razvan Rat.
Shot by Jack Collison. Ashley Westwood gets a block in.
Andreas Weimann takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Jussi Jaaskelainen back into danger.
Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal. Mark Noble gets a block in.
Yacouba Sylla challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton.
The referee gets the game underway.
Allardyce defends the defensive
Sam Allardyce has told the Premier League's top managers to stop moaning when teams go to their grounds and shut up shop.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised the White Hart Lane fans last weekend for not being patient enough as his side tried to break down a Hull side with a massed defence looking to break on the counter.
But Allardyce, whose West Ham side were drawn against Spurs in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals, said: "They (Tottenham) do the same when they play in Europe.
"Chelsea will go away and play the same way at Schalke and play on the break. Manchester United will go away and play the same way.
"They all know that they play that way themselves so they can't really criticise the team that comes to them and sits behind the ball because they do the same in the bigger games, especially in the Champions League.
"So when you hear a manager moaning about that, he should really watch what he is saying because when it comes around and he does it he wants to get some praise for what he does, particularly if he ends up with a result or winning.
"We all have to tactically set out how to nullify the opposition."
Allardyce faces an Aston Villa side on Saturday perfectly suited to a counter-attacking style and he is mindful of the fact that West Ham have lost three league matches so far this season at Upton Park.
Allardyce said: "We are one of those teams who are struggling with points on the board. All that matters at the end is winning matches. Last season at home was a fantastic ride for us. This season it has been bitterly disappointing.
"The players are bound to feel extra pressure and feel more anxious but they have to remind themselves of the good performances they've given and continue in that vein from a confidence point of view.
"We have been severely punished for not taking chances."
Matthew Taylor misses out after suffering a knock in the Capital One Cup victory against Burnley while Mladen Petric is also out for a couple of weeks after aggravating an injury in an Under 21 run-out.
Ricardo Vaz Te misses out, too, after dislocating a shoulder against Swansea on Sunday.
Villa boss Paul Lambert is happy with the progress being made at the club despite a mixed start to the season.
Villa sit 13th in the Barclays Premier League on 10 points after a difficult opening to the campaign which has seen them take on five of the 'big six' sides.
Victories over Arsenal and Manchester City have been the highlights so far but Villa's home form and lack of goals is a concern to many supporters.
However, Lambert can see important steps being made in his second season at the helm following a transitional one last year which saw his side flirt dangerously with relegation.
"We're trying to build something here," he said.
"With the right overall philosophy, with an unwavering work ethic and with a bit of luck along the way, we can get something going here again, no question.
"We have faced five of the top sides already this season. That's some formidable start. We've got a good return from these games, too, and we've actually come away from matches in which we've been beaten feeling genuinely aggrieved.
"There has been progress, absolutely. It's been huge. Look at the comparison between our games against Everton. They came to our place last year and turned us over heavily. We should have done the same to them this time (a 2-0 defeat last weekend).
"The game should have been over in 20 minutes. If we had taken the chances the game would have been finished. That's the reality of it.
"We had great chances certainly to win the game. But, despite the result, it's obvious that the progress has been huge."
Villa's demanding fans have remained patient with their team throughout the difficult moments of Lambert's tenure so far and the Scot believes that underlines the progress being achieved at the club.
"I'm pleased with the team and I'm pleased with the effort the players are putting in and what they're doing in games," he added.
"They have built up a great rapport with the fans and that's not only important, it's a reflection of how our supporters have come to identify with this team in a very short space of time."
Villa will be without striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (ankle) and left-backs Antonio Luna (hamstring) and Joe Bennett (back) for the trip to Upton Park.
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