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Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
The official flags Frederic Piquionne offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
James Tomkins fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.
Short corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line.
Frederic Piquionne challenges Souleymane Bamba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Steve Howard has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Robert Green.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Freddie Sears coming on for Sam Baldock.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Mark Noble. James Tomkins takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by David Nugent goes wide of the left-hand post.
Julien Faubert challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Julien Faubert, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Lee Peltier heads at goal, save by Robert Green.
David Nugent crosses the ball, Header at goal by Steve Howard, Corner taken by Paul Konchesky from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Frederic Piquionne.
Corner taken left-footed by Paul Konchesky, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Steve Howard. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Jack Collison. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
A goal is scored by Andy King from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. West Ham 3-2 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from David Nugent.
Michael Johnson replaces Lloyd Dyer.
Julien Faubert has an effort at goal. Blocked by Andy King.
Goal scored by Sam Baldock from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 3-1 Leicester.Assist by Frederic Piquionne.
George McCartney fouled by Yuki Abe, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Paul Konchesky from long range goes harmlessly over the bar. James Tomkins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Abdoulaye Faye.
Shot by Lloyd Dyer from 12 yards. Save made by Robert Green.
The referee cautions Richie Wellens for unsporting behaviour. Abdoulaye Faye receives a yellow card for dissent.
The referee shows Abdoulaye Faye a yellow card for dissent.
Sam Baldock has a drilled shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Andy King scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Ham 2-1 Leicester.Paul Konchesky provided the assist for the goal. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Konchesky from the right by-line, Shot from close range by Sean St. Ledger misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Peltier on Kevin Nolan. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
The referee gives a free kick against Julien Faubert for handball. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Peltier produces a cross, save by Robert Green.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Julien Faubert. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick. Steve Howard on for Jermaine Beckford.
Centre by Julien Faubert, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
Sam Baldock takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Yuki Abe has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
Lloyd Dyer replaces Darius Vassell.
Frederic Piquionne takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in. Shot by Julien Faubert. Paul Konchesky gets a block in.
Shot by Frederic Piquionne. Blocked by Jack Collison.
Jermaine Beckford fouled by Abdoulaye Faye, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Richie Wellens from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Souleymane Bamba goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Darius Vassell, Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Kevin Nolan is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Foul by Frederic Piquionne on Yuki Abe, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens, Header from close in by Jermaine Beckford misses to the left of the target.
Paul Konchesky produces a cross.
Caution for Joey O'Brien. Darius Vassell fouled by Joey O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
Julien Faubert takes a shot. Paul Konchesky gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richie Wellens, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.
Yuki Abe challenges Abdoulaye Faye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.
Frederic Piquionne concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Lee Peltier takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 20 yards by Frederic Piquionne. Blocked by Paul Konchesky. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Julien Faubert has an effort at goal. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Richie Wellens, Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
George McCartney concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Darius Vassell results in a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Souleymane Bamba produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe. Frederic Piquionne on for John Carew. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Paul Konchesky is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Paul Konchesky challenges Julien Faubert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julien Faubert delivers the ball, Winston Reid has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Julien Faubert crosses the ball, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
David Nugent produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Carew on Souleymane Bamba. Paul Konchesky takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Jack Collison. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Paul Konchesky from right wing, Robert Green makes a save.
Julien Faubert gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-0 Leicester.Joey O'Brien provided the assist for the goal.
Souleymane Bamba gets a header at goal, Julien Faubert delivers the ball, Sam Baldock finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. West Ham 1-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Julien Faubert.
Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by John Carew results in a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick. John Carew receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
John Carew challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Foul by John Carew on Paul Konchesky, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
John Carew is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Mark Noble. Jack Collison decides to take a short corner.
Shot from long distance by Julien Faubert misses to the right of the target.
Joey O'Brien sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Peltier.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Carew on Richie Wellens. Lee Peltier restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Kevin Nolan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Peltier.
Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Sam Baldock results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
John Carew fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble has an effort direct from the free kick.
David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Injury nightmare for Hammers
West Ham will still be without a host of players when they face Leicester at Upton Park.
The Hammers recently lost loanees David Bentley and Henri Lansbury to long-term knee injuries, fellow midfielder Matt Taylor has calf trouble, defender James Tomkins a groin problem and striker Carlton Cole a knee injury.
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia plays the last game of his initial month-long loan spell from Arsenal as Robert Green continues to recover from knee surgery.
Midfielder Papa Bouba Diop will be checked over after going off with a dead leg during the 1-0 win at Brighton on Monday.
Sam Baldock could start alongside John Carew if boss Sam Allardyce opts to go with two up front at home.
Leicester begin life after Sven-Goran Eriksson. Academy director Jon Rudkin and coach Mike Stowell have been preparing the team since the Swede's departure on Monday.
They inherit a squad with no new problems following the surprise 3-0 home defeat to Millwall last weekend, which proved to be Eriksson`s final game in charge.
Captain Matt Mills will complete his three-match suspension but Paul Gallagher could be in contention to return to the squad. The forward has been sidelined since suffering ankle ligament damage during the 1-1 draw at Barnsley on September 10.
Gallagher has been training with the rest of the squad for around 10 days now and played 70 minutes for the reserves this week. Rudkin and Stowell must decide whether he is fit enough to be considered.
Leicester hope to have a new manager in place by the time Leeds visit the King Power Stadium next weekend.
Baldock brace sees off Foxes
Two goals from Sam Baldock sent managerless Leicester spinning to defeat as West Ham's promotion bid gathered pace following a 3-2 win.
The Foxes had Academy boss Jon Rudkin and coach Mike Stowell in charge following Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure earlier this week.
But there was to be no respite for City under the makeshift management duo as Baldock's double, either side of Julien Faubert's rare strike, secured victory for the Hammers.
The hosts were hanging on at the end, though, after Andy King's two goals kept Leicester in the game and only the woodwork denied them a point late on.
Nevertheless, Sam Allardyce's second-placed side have now won three of their last four outings to keep the pressure on leaders Southampton.
They bossed the opening stages and made the breakthrough after 20 minutes when Mark Noble surged forward unchallenged to the edge of the area before playing in John Carew.
The big Norwegian striker chipped the ball across goal from the byline and Baldock outjumped Lee Peltier at the far post.
And Leicester had barely kicked off when they found themselves two goals behind, Faubert collecting the ball from Joey O'Brien 20 yards out and thumping his first goal since February 2010 past Kasper Schmeichel.
It could have been three five minutes later when Baldock took aim from the edge of the box but his deft curler came back off the crossbar.
Leicester finally woke up towards the end of the first half, and Robert Green, back in the West Ham goal after a knee operation, pulled off a fine point-blank save to deny Jermaine Beckford.
After the break substitute Freddie Piquionne should have added a third after a mazy run into the area but the Frenchman dawdled on the ball and his shot was eventually blocked.
Instead Leicester pulled one back on the hour when former Hammer Paul Konchesky crossed from the left and King nodded the ball back past Green.
West Ham almost hit straight back but Schmeichel pulled off a stunning save to deny Baldock from six yards out.
Leicester claimed they should have had a penalty when King theatrically tumbled in the area but referee James Linington was not fooled.
And their chances looked bleak with 15 minutes left as Baldock ran through on goal and coolly beat Schmeichel for his fourth goal for the Hammers.
But King smashed a fine 20-yard effort into the top corner to set up a tense finish, and they came agonisingly close to snatching a point but James Tomkins deflected Steve Howard's header onto the crossbar.
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