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The referee brings the game to a close.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line.
Nicky Maynard goes off and Rudy Gestede comes on.
Ricardo Vaz Te heads the ball into the goal. West Ham 3-2 Cardiff.Jack Collison provided the assist for the goal.
Tommy Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Craig Noone manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor.
James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Noone.
Craig Noone takes a shot.
Peter Odemwingie scores with a left foot finish. West Ham 2-2 Cardiff.Jordon Mutch provided the assist for the goal.
Matthew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Tommy Smith takes the free kick.
Jack Collison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith.
Shot by Craig Noone went wide of the right-hand upright.
Craig Noone takes the free kick.
Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Declan John.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mladen Petric on Declan John.
Header by James Tomkins goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick crossed by James Collins.
Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Craig Noone results in a free kick.
Peter Odemwingie concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins.
Free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.
Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mohamed Diame coming on for Ravel Morrison.
Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
Joe Mason leaves the field to be replaced by Tommy Smith.
Mladen Petric is ruled offside.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jordon Mutch.
Free kick taken by James Collins.
Peter Odemwingie concedes a free kick for a foul on George McCartney.
The second half has started.
Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Don Cowie.
Shot by Jordon Mutch. A parry by Adrian prevents the goal.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mladen Petric coming on for Modibo Maiga.
Kevin McNaughton is brought on as a substitute for John Brayford.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Craig Noone scores with their left foot. West Ham 2-1 Cardiff.
Don Cowie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Ravel Morrison on Craig Noone, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Matthew Connolly.
Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Joe Mason results in a free kick.
Adrian Adrian takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by John Brayford results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis.
Matthew Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Declan John on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded.
Foul by James Tomkins on Matthew Connolly, free kick awarded.
Craig Noone takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Jordon Mutch.
George McCartney concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Mason.
Modibo Maiga takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
The referee blows for offside.
Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
Matthew Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Odemwingie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie.
John Brayford takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Matthew Taylor.
Matthew Jarvis grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Ham 2-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Modibo Maiga.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Brayford on Modibo Maiga.
Unfair challenge on Ravel Morrison by Joe Mason results in a free kick.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot.
Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor.
Ravel Morrison scores with a right foot finish. West Ham 1-0 Cardiff.Assist by Matthew Jarvis.
The game kicks-off.
Allardyce set for landmark game
Sam Allardyce is proud of his record as West Ham manager as he prepares to take charge of the club for the 100th time.
The former Bolton and Blackburn boss reaches his century of Hammers games as Cardiff visit Upton Park in the third round of the Capital One Cup this week.
Allardyce has endured a difficult start to the new campaign, with his team having not won in the Barclays Premier League since their season-opening defeat of the Bluebirds, but he is pleased with his overall achievements.
The 58-year-old guided the club to promotion to the top flight in his first season and followed up with a 10th-placed finish. Now he wants the time to build on that.
Allardyce said: "Obviously I'm very pleased with the record we had in the Barclays Premier League last year and the year before we were expected to do well in the Championship.
"If you look at the stats for how many teams are promoted the season after they were relegated you'll find that there are very few, around 20 per cent who actually manage it.
"We've done everything that we said we would do, not just me and the backroom staff, but also the chairman and the vice-chairman and everyone else behind the scenes.
"We set out with the plan to get promoted in the first year, we did that.
"The second year we planned to stay up and in the end we surpassed expectations and finished 10th.
"Now we've got to bring a sustainable balance to the squad which is going to keep us in the Premier League for many, many years.
"We need to grow slowly. It's probably unacceptable in today's football but we have to convince everybody that growing slowly is the right way.
"It sustains the ability to get better and better and when you do that you are then able to achieve more and you can start looking at bigger things."
The Hammers are without suspended midfielder Mark Noble for the tie after he picked up a one-match ban after being sent off for two bookable offences in Saturday's loss to Everton.
Midfielder Joe Cole (hamstring) and winger Stewart Downing (leg) are improving but are not yet ready while manager Allardyce has suggested it is still too soon for striker Mladen Petric to start.
Striker Andy Carroll (heel) and midfielder Alou Diarra (knee) are out.
Meanwhile, Cardiff manager Malky Mackay believes his side's experiences in the Championship mean they will cope better than most with any fixture congestion.
The Bluebirds head to Upton Park for a clash that will take place just two days after their gut-wrenching 1-0 defeat to Tottenham, thanks to Paulinho's stoppage-time winner.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been heavily critical of his side's cup meeting with Aston Villa on Tuesday, their third game in six days.
But Cardiff's clash with the Hammers is the second of their own run of three games in six days, with a Premier League trip to Fulham on the agenda on Saturday.
Mackay is expected to rotate his squad against Sam Allardyce's team, but expects there to be no drop in the full-blooded effort he has seen in their Premier League fixtures.
"I think it is easier for us to retain that work-rate when we have a number of games as there are slightly fewer games than in the Championship, where we regularly played Tuesday and Saturday," he said.
"You now have more time to recover and we have a lot of good people here in terms of our sport science and medical people who help the players recover.
"They are a very fit bunch, they run hard for each other and that will not change over the course of the season.
"No matter what happens in terms of results the effort will not change, it has not for two years and it will not start now.
"We were terrific against a real top team on Sunday.
"We have played three of last season's top six at home and we have absolutely gone at them toe to toe and our fans have seen that and I am very proud of them and going forward I am glad to be in the trenches with them."
Striker Andreas Cornelius is set to miss out again against West Ham as the Dane tries to shake off an ankle injury suffered at Accrington in the last round.
It has been an injury-hit start to the 20-year-old's time with the club, but Mackay has reassured the B#8million forward the pressure will be off him when he returns to full fitness.
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