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Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
Curtis Davies challenges James Tomkins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Shane Long sends in a cross.
Header by Shane Long goes harmlessly over the bar.
Joe Cole makes a clearance.
Clearance by Joe Cole.
Clearance made by Matthew Taylor.
Corner taken by Joe Cole from the right by-line.
Shot by Tom Huddlestone. A parry by Adrian prevents the goal.
Kevin Nolan has an effort at goal. Steve Harper parries the ball away.
Yannick Sagbo replaces Nikica Jelavic.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by George McCartney.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone.
The ball is crossed by David Meyler.
Free kick taken by Guy Demel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on Guy Demel.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the right by-line.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross.
Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.
Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Meyler.
Joe Cole is brought on as a substitute for Mohamed Diame.
Curtis Davies takes the free kick.
Clearance by Curtis Davies.
Clearance made by Roger Johnson.
Clearance made by James Tomkins.
Stewart Downing has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Liam Rosenior replaces Maynor Figueroa.
Kevin Nolan challenges David Meyler unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Mark Noble makes a clearance.
Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball.
James Tomkins makes a clearance.
The second half begins.
Andy Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.
Shot by David Meyler went wide right of the post.
Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Huddlestone.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
A cross is delivered by Shane Long.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. A parry by Adrian prevents the goal.
Nikica Jelavic grabs a goal. West Ham 1-1 Hull.
James Chester manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by James Chester goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by George McCartney.
Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic.
Free kick taken by Adrian.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Jake Livermore.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on George McCartney.
Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Guy Demel.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan.
James Tomkins fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Shane Long.
Mohamed Diame produces a cross.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
George McCartney takes the free kick.
George McCartney fouled by Nikica Jelavic, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Penalty scored by Mark Noble. West Ham 1-0 Hull.
Steve Harper is brought on as a substitute for Alex Bruce.
The referee shows Allan McGregor a red card for professional foul.
Allan McGregor concedes a Penalty for a foul on Mohamed Diame.
Shot by Mohamed Diame. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Jake Livermore is shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Jake Livermore.
Andy Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady.
James Chester restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Huddlestone fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by George McCartney results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Guy Demel.
George McCartney produces a cross.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Roger Johnson coming on for James Collins.
Corner taken by Mark Noble.
Clearance made by Alex Bruce.
Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
Mark Noble takes a shot. Nikica Jelavic gets a block in.
Centre by Stewart Downing.
Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Allan McGregor parries the ball away.
The official flags Shane Long offside.
Mark Noble manages to make a clearance.
The game kicks-off.
Allardyce expects more from Hammers
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admits it is harder to find a reason for the Hammers' recent run of defeats than it was during their poor spell at the turn of the year.
Having won four games in succession and hauling themselves out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three, Allardyce has seen his side slip to three consecutive defeats. West Ham were beaten away at Everton and Stoke before losing to a Wayne Rooney double at home to Manchester United on Saturday.
Those losses mean the Hammers are six points clear of the relegation zone, having played two games more than 18th-placed Sunderland, and tackle Hull at Upton Park on Wednesday evening looking to get back to winning ways.
For Allardyce it is not the first time he has had to address a worrying run this season, following a spell of seven Premier League games without a win throughout December and January.
Heavy FA Cup and Capital One Cup defeats during that period also added to the club's woes, as a host of injuries often meant Allardyce was left without a full quota of first-team players.
Now the 59-year-old, who kept his job during the difficult stage of the campaign, cannot pinpoint why his side are suffering a similar slump, beyond them lacking a clinical edge in attack and defence.
"We haven't achieved the results that the performances warranted," Allardyce said.
"That is the disappointment for me because we knew the bad times we had in December and January were really down to the limited players we had available.
"At the moment we have just not got that instinctive, killer edge on the front line and because we are going all out for it we have left the back door open a couple of times and the opposition have taken full advantage of that."
Only Joey O'Brien and Marco Borriello will definitely miss the game against Hull as Allardyce attempts to halt the slide.
Hull boss Steve Bruce will put his close friendship with Allardyce to one side when his side do battle with the Hammers.
Bruce is six years younger than the 59-year-old Allardyce but he says they share a kindred spirit and the former centre-halves will be getting together soon for their annual holiday together.
"You tend to find your friends are away from football but I can call Sam as one of my friends," Bruce said.
"We both started in management at the same sort of time, him at Notts County and me at Sheffield United, 14 or 15 years ago and we've been hammer and tongs at each other since.
"Every summer we get together and have a few days away and enjoy some time together."
Just two points separate the two teams in their battle to pull away from the relegation zone but Bruce is confident both will enjoy mid-table security long before the end of the season.
Allardyce was named manager of the month for February after guiding the Hammers to four straight wins that has brought them within touching distance of safety.
"He's got that curse, hasn't he," Bruce said of the hoodoo which can often following the managerial prize. "There is nobody more experienced and, if you are in a dog fight, Sam's your man.
"He had some terrible injuries but, once he got his players back, over the last couple of months they look a West Ham team once again.
"I expect them to be nowhere near the relegation area when the end of the season comes."
Bruce is hoping striker Shane Long and centre half Curtis Davies will both shake off knee injuries sustained in the 2-0 win over West Brom to enable the FA Cup semi-finalists to field an unchanged team.
Bruce, whose side need one more win to reach the 10 he predicted at the start of the year would be enough to guarantee survival, is confident Davies can help combat the threat of West Ham striker Andy Carroll.
"Andy Carroll is a handful when he's fit and flying like he is," Bruce said. "We've had the privilege of seeing Curtis over the last six months and you'd have to say he's been a terrific signing for us.
"He's had a wonderful season and I'm sure he will relish the challenge of it because that's the type of player he is.
"Whether it's Andy Carroll or Suarez or whoever it is, he seems to thrive on playing against them, which is good to see."
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