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Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Piquionne on James Bailey. James Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Roberts fouled by Abdoulaye Faye, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
Gareth Roberts fouled by Frederic Piquionne, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.
Short corner worked by Matthew Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Conor Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Matthew Taylor replaces Julien Faubert.
Foul by John Carew on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Conor Doyle replaces Jamie Ward.
Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts. Carlton Cole goes off and John Carew comes on. Shaun Barker leaves the field to be replaced by Jeff Hendrick. Mark O'Brien joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Brayford.
Julien Faubert is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
Assist by Frederic Piquionne.
Unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Craig Bryson results in a Penalty. Mark Noble scores a placed penalty. West Ham 3-1 Derby.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.
Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.
Craig Bryson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jack Collison restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line, save by Robert Green.
The referee blows for offside. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Mark Noble on Craig Bryson, free kick awarded. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Nolan fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Derby.Assist by Jack Collison.
Outswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Abdoulaye Faye goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Foul by Joey O'Brien on Tamas Priskin, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing.
Corner taken by Mark Noble, Mark Noble challenges Frank Fielding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Julien Faubert from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Frederic Piquionne misses to the right of the target.
Jack Collison takes the outswinging corner, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, clearance made by Shaun Barker.
Carlton Cole finds the net with a headed goal from close range. West Ham 1-1 Derby.Assist by Joey O'Brien.
Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Ben Davies goes into the book. Abdoulaye Faye crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
Foul by James Bailey on Frederic Piquionne, free kick awarded. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul Green by George McCartney results in a free kick. George McCartney booked for unsporting behaviour. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, Robert Green makes a save.
Jamie Ward challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. George McCartney takes the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Davies, Shaun Barker challenges Joey O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.
Paul Green challenges James Tomkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by George McCartney.
Goal scored by Tamas Priskin from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Derby.Jamie Ward provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Julien Faubert. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Shaun Barker. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Jack Collison takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Piquionne on Craig Bryson. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Tamas Priskin. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Carlton Cole goes over the target.
Sam Baldock leaves the field to be replaced by Frederic Piquionne.
Foul by Ben Davies on George McCartney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.
Joey O'Brien challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by George McCartney.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Collison, James Tomkins challenges Shaun Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
Paul Green takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Nolan misses to the left of the target.
George McCartney takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Julien Faubert handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ben Davies.
Taylor returns to help Hammers
Matt Taylor returns to the West Ham squad for the visit of Derby on Saturday evening.
The midfielder has been out for a month with a calf problem but proved his fitness with a 70-minute run-out and a goal for the reserves in midweek.
Striker Carlton Cole appears to have played his way into the starting line-up after helping the Hammers to back-to-back victories at Hull and Coventry with his appearances as a half-time substitute.
Joey O'Brien could also return at right-back after he came on at Coventry following a hamstring injury, while fellow defender Guy Demel (hamstring) is fit and pushing to be included in the squad.
Winston Reid (shoulder), Gary O'Neil (ankle), Henri Lansbury and David Bentley (both knee) are still out.
Derby could have James Bailey back for the televised npower Championship clash at Upton Park.
Midfielder Bailey has missed the last 12 matches since cracking a bone just above his ankle and damaging ligaments in training almost three months ago.
"James is not far away. If we had known he was going to be as good as he has been in training in the last two days, he might have played a little bit for the reserves on Monday," said boss Nigel Clough. "But we are trying to be a little more cautious with the injured players coming back so that they don't break down."
Theo Robinson has joined fellow forwards Nathan Tyson (groin) and Steven Davies (fractured skull) on the casualty list after a hamstring injury forced him off after just 15 minutes of the home defeat to Hull last weekend.
Clough has signed Tamas Priskin on loan from Ipswich as cover and the Hungarian is likely to make his full debut.
Craig Bryson finished the Hull game with a severe bout of cramp but the midfielder is expected to be fit.
Hammers close in on Saints
West Ham narrowed the gap at the top of the npower Championship to just two points after coming from behind to beat Derby 3-1.
Sam Allardyce's side extended their unbeaten run to six games and closed the gap on leaders Southampton with victory over the Rams at Upton Park.
The visitors had taken the lead nine minutes before half-time when debutant Tamas Priskin scored his first goal for the club just two days after arriving on loan from Ipswich.
Carlton Cole's header ensured the Hammers were back on level terms before half-time and Kevin Nolan's spectacular volley put them ahead after 64 minutes.
Mark Noble scored a third from the penalty spot midway through the second half to hand Derby their fourth successive loss.
The Hammers' evening started badly when Sam Baldock had to come off with a hamstring injury.
Shortly afterwards, Jack Collison nearly caught goalkeeper Frank Fielding out with a shot on the turn, but the Rams stopper was able to keep hold of the ball at the second attempt.
That, after 28 minutes, was West Ham's first shot on target and Derby responded by scoring with the game's next chance six minutes later.
Collison was caught in possession on the halfway line and that presented Jamie Ward with the chance to cut in from the left flank and find Priskin.
James Tomkins remained static, losing the Hungary international, and he fired the ball into the far corner to open his account for the Rams.
The Hammers were back on level terms one minute before half-time thanks to Cole.
The visitors had cleared Abdoulaye Faye's free-kick but Joey O'Brien sent a first-time cross back in which Cole directed past John Brayford who was covering on the line.
Baldock's replacement Frederic Piquionne nearly put the hosts ahead early in the second half.
Julien Faubert lofted a ball over the defence and the French striker brought the ball down expertly but his shot was blocked by Fielding.
Allardyce's side continued to press and they got their reward when Nolan fired them into the lead with a sublime piece of technique 19 minutes after the break.
Collison diverted the ball in the midfielder's direction and he waited patiently for it to drop before planting a first-time volley into the bottom corner of the net from 25 yards out.
The hosts then wrapped up the points 10 minutes later through Noble's spot-kick after Craig Bryson had pushed Piquionne in the box.
The contact was close to being just outside the box but referee Colin Webster appeared to have made the right decision in awarding the penalty which Noble slammed into the top corner.
It could have been worse for Derby had full-back Gareth Roberts not cleared Piquionne's glancing header off the line near the end.
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