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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cole.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. Dan Gosling produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Cole by Cheick Tiote. Caution for Cheick Tiote. Joe Cole restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, Shola Ameobi makes a clearance.
Papiss Cisse challenges Joe Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Cole, save by Rob Elliot.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini. Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Joe Cole on for Matthew Jarvis. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary O'Neil, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Jonas Gutierrez manages to make a clearance.
Winston Reid fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Matthew Taylor coming on for Guy Demel. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Dan Gosling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Rob Elliot.
Dan Gosling on for Yoan Gouffran.
Shola Ameobi has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Andy Carroll.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.
Unfair challenge on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa by Jack Collison results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Effort from inside the area by Yoan Gouffran misses to the right of the goal.
Guy Demel challenges Danny Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Rob Elliot makes a save. Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary O'Neil, Shola Ameobi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hatem Ben Arfa. Close range header by James Collins misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Taylor.
Handball decision goes against Hatem Ben Arfa. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Ricardo Vaz Te leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Collison. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Carroll has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa, James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Winston Reid challenges Yohan Cabaye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Yohan Cabaye has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Close range header by Andy Carroll misses to the right of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Kevin Nolan. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Cheick Tiote. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line.
The offside flag is raised against Andy Carroll. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
The official flags Danny Simpson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Gary O'Neil is caught offside. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Yohan Cabaye from the free kick.
Papiss Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Andy Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Mohamed Diame is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Andy Carroll fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from right channel, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheick Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.
Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Danny Simpson results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Gary O'Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Yohan Cabaye. Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Joey O'Brien.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Corner taken by Gary O'Neil played to the near post, clearance by Steven Taylor.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Winston Reid makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick. Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Yoan Gouffran gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ricardo Vaz Te. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Foul by James Collins on Papiss Cisse, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Joey O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor. Booking for Joey O'Brien. Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort direct from the free kick.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot.
Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Cheick Tiote takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Danny Simpson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
No new injury worries for West Ham
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury concerns as he welcomes former club Newcastle to Upton Park on Saturday.
Defensive duo James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee) are again likely to miss out for the Hammers, who could climb to ninth in the Barclays Premier League with a win.
Mark Noble and Joe Cole will be pushing for places in the starting XI after improving their match fitness from the bench in recent weeks.
Striker Andy Carroll will be "licking his lips" at the prospect of coming up against Newcastle's creaking defence, according to assistant manager Neil McDonald.
Carroll, who moved from Tyneside to Liverpool for #35million in January 2011 and has since been loaned to West Ham, has enjoyed a return to form in recent weeks.
That comes in stark contrast to the Magpies, who remain embroiled in the scrap for Barclays Premier League survival after a 6-0 mauling by Carroll's parent club last weekend.
West Ham can inflict more pain on their former boss Alan Pardew if they win and McDonald, an ex-Newcastle player himself, reckons Carroll will be up for the reunion.
"He is a forward and wants to score goals so I imagine he will be licking his lips after their performance against Liverpool last week," McDonald said.
"He is bound to find it strange because this is the club where he grew up and came through the ranks. That won't stop him trying to do his best for the team and he is fully committed to West Ham.
"He will be desperate to score and keep up his fine run of form."
Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy will miss the trip through suspension.
The France international was sent off for two bookable offences during last weekend's 6-0 drubbing by Liverpool at St James' Park and will sit out the game at Upton Park as a result.
Left-back Massadio Haidara has also been sidelined by a hamstring injury, while keeper Tim Krul (dislocated shoulder), full-back Davide Santon (hamstring) and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are all still out, although skipper Fabricio Coloccini could return from a long-term back problem.
Energy, discipline, organisation, quality and a great deal more were missing as Newcastle capitulated in spectacular style against Liverpool last Saturday evening to lose 6-0 on their own pitch.
The alarm bells began ringing afterwards as it dawned that the Magpies may have to win at either West Ham or QPR - they have tasted victory on the road only once all season - or beat Champions League-chasing Arsenal at home on the final day of the season if they are to avoid the drop.
It is a situation in which neither Pardew nor his players ever expected to find themselves with the manager convinced his best team is good enough to compete at the other end of the table.
He said: "Unfortunately, when I have looked around that dressing room sometimes, they have not all been there. At any one stage, three or four have been missing - and they will be again on Saturday, and we have had to accept that.
"But we have under-performed in terms of results, particularly away from home, and that's something we need to put right in the next three games."
West Ham 0-0 Newcastle: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Magpies held in Hammers stalemate
Newcastle's Barclays Premier League status remains in the balance as they left Upton Park with only a share of the spoils following a mundane goalless draw with West Ham.
With fellow relegation candidates Wigan and Aston Villa picking up wins away from home, Alan Pardew's side are now just three points clear of the bottom three and the 18th-placed Latics have a game in hand.
Papiss Cisse came closest to breaking the deadlock on an afternoon of few clear-cut opportunities, with the Senegal international seeing a first-half effort cleared off the line by Winston Reid.
Having shipped six goals at home to Liverpool last weekend, the Magpies were shored up at the back with the return of captain Fabricio Coloccini from a knee injury that had sidelined him since February 24.
They never looked like leaking as many goals as they did seven days ago but Rob Elliot made crucial second-half saves from Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis.
In a first half that offered little in the way of chances, West Ham, who named an unchanged line-up for the fourth game in succession, forced the first opportunity of the afternoon when Mohamed Diame linked up well with Ricardo Vaz Te before firing over Elliot's crossbar.
Newcastle responded well as Hatem Ben Arfa, starting his first game since March 7, almost caught West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen off guard as he fired in a free-kick from an acute angle that fizzed over the top.
Cisse went within inches of opening the scoring just before the midway point of the first half after he latched on to Yohan Cabaye's ball and poked a shot past Jaaskelainen.
It looked to be enough to give the visitors a crucial lead but Reid managed to hack the ball away, with assistant referee Matthew Wilkes adjudging that the whole of the ball had not crossed the line.
Moments later Ben Arfa powered through the Hammers' defence but his shot was too close to Jaaskelainen, who saved with ease.
Former Newcastle forward Andy Carroll had his first chance of the game just three minutes after half-time but the Liverpool loanee could not punish his hometown club as he headed Matt Jarvis' cross wide from five yards.
Cabaye then flashed a long-range effort wide with neither side providing enough quality in the final third, although the West Ham bench were up in arms shortly afterwards, wanting a penalty as Coloccini leaned into Vaz Te but referee Phil Dowd was unmoved.
Dowd again turned down appeals from the home side for a spot-kick when Carroll and Danny Simpson challenged for the ball, with the rebound leading to Nolan having a shot well saved by Elliot, who then tipped Matt Jarvis' effort behind.
Jaaskelainen was caught in no-man's land with 24 minutes remaining but Yoan Gouffran could not convert from a tight angle on the left-hand side of the area.
Carroll was starting to feed on the improved service he was receiving from his team-mates and a clever turn and near-post shot forced another good save out of Elliot as West Ham pushed for the opening goal.
The England striker's header from a West Ham corner eight minutes from time led to a goalmouth scramble that was eventually hooked away by the visitors' defence.
But the former St James's Park favourite could not find a way through and both sides had to settle for a point which suits West Ham much more than Newcastle.
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