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David McGoldrick produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Victor Obinna fouled by Lewis McGugan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Zavon Hines.
Zavon Hines on for Pablo Barrera. Joel Lynch has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Frank Nouble on for Frederic Piquionne.
Chris Gunter takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Tyson on Winston Reid. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis McGugan takes the inswinging corner, David McGoldrick has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Paul McKenna leaves the field to be replaced by Garath McCleary.
Luis Boa Morte replaces Mark Noble.
Freddie Sears produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Lee Camp. Corner taken left-footed by Herita Ilunga from the right by-line, save by Lee Camp.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, Robert Green makes a save.
Nathan Tyson is brought on as a substitute for Radoslaw Majewski. Effort on goal by Robert Earnshaw from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
Robert Earnshaw is brought on as a substitute for Dele Adebola. Freddie Sears produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The referee shows Chris Gunter a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Chris Gunter is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Corner from right by-line taken by Herita Ilunga.
Shot by Frederic Piquionne. Save made by Lee Camp.
The ball is sent over by Freddie Sears, Paul McKenna makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance by Dele Adebola.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Frederic Piquionne.
Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Chris Gunter takes the free kick.
Victor Obinna fouled by David McGoldrick, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Lewis McGugan misses to the right of the goal.
Joel Lynch is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Victor Obinna scores a penalty. West Ham 3-2 Nottm Forest.Penalty awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Winston Reid. Winston Reid provided the assist for the goal.
Mark Noble takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Chris Cohen misses to the left of the target.
Shot by David McGoldrick from outside the box goes high over the target.
Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Victor Obinna has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble, clearance made by Radoslaw Majewski.
Short corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line.
Assist on the goal came from Mark Noble.
Victor Obinna finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-2 Nottm Forest.Victor Obinna sends in a cross,
David McGoldrick grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Ham 1-2 Nottm Forest.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Herita Ilunga. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, save by Lee Camp.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen, Joel Lynch produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort on goal by Freddie Sears from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Joel Lynch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lee Camp by Frederic Piquionne results in a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble to the near post, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
Herita Ilunga takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dele Adebola.
Shot from just outside the box by Joel Lynch misses to the left of the goal.
Frederic Piquionne challenges Chris Cohen unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Cohen.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post, Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Winston Reid gets a block in. Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Frederic Piquionne.
Daniel Gabbidon receives a yellow card. David McGoldrick fouled by Daniel Gabbidon, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick, blocked by Daniel Gabbidon. Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, save by Robert Green.
Goal scored by Dele Adebola from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from David McGoldrick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Winston Reid on Dele Adebola. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Radoslav Kovac.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Mark Noble. Shot comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against David McGoldrick for handball. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
Frederic Piquionne concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Lewis McGugan produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Victor Obinna finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Nottm Forest.Freddie Sears takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan. Corner taken short by Lars Jacobsen. Mark Noble takes a shot. Assist by Mark Noble.
Freddie Sears has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Crucial time for Hammers
Chairman David Gold believes West Ham are entering one of the most crucial periods of their 116-year history.
The Hammers tackle Nottingham Forest in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday but then turn their attentions back to a fierce relegation dogfight.
Gold regrets that the FA Cup has to play second fiddle to the Barclays Premier League - particularly given he owns the trophy used between 1898 and 1910 - but needs must.
West Ham are bottom of the table and have just 14 games in which to preserve their top-flight status, a vital achievement given the club's debts and their plans to move into the Olympic Stadium.
Gold revealed West Ham, having completed the signing of Senegal international Demba Ba, are trying to land Robbie Keane from Tottenham.
Scott Parker and Matthew Upson have been linked with moves out of the club - to Tottenham and Arsenal respectively - but Gold insisted no players will be allowed to leave in the transfer window.
And he backed under-fire manager Avram Grant as the man to guide West Ham out of the mire.
"The next 14 games will be as important a 14 games as there have been in the history of the football club," Gold said.
"Avram's job is to keep West Ham in the Premier League. That is what his whole life and endeavours will be focused on achieving.
"Nobody can leave. You can see our situation. We would fight off any club pursuing our players.
"Robbie Keane is a player we greatly admire. He is clearly available and quality players rarely are.
"We see him as potential acquisition. We are looking at all players that are available from top-quality clubs."
Gold insisted he never considered sacking Grant, whose position as manager has been under intense scrutiny since Christmas.
Reports suggested that West Ham had lined up Martin O'Neill to replace Grant, only for the former Aston Villa boss to turn down the job.
Speculation was rife that Grant would be sacked following a board meeting on January 12. The following Tuesday the board issued a vote of confidence in the manager.
"There are people out there who are mischief making and that is all very sad. I can tell you now that we have a board that is fully behind Avram," Gold said.
"There was all that furore over Avram when we had that board meeting. I can promise you, Avram's name did not even come up in the board room.
"We have a major board meeting every two or three months and Avram's name did not come up in the meeting. I think that speaks volumes. He's our man."
Forest have quietly come into the Championship promotion race on the back of only one defeat in the last 12 league matches and are fifth in the table, just one point behind second-placed Cardiff with a game in hand.
The Reds came close to ending their 11-year absence from the top flight last season but were beaten in the play-offs by Blackpool.
But boss Billy Davies does not see Sunday's trip to Upton Park as a chance to see how close his side are to becoming a Premier League club once again.
"This is not a marking card for us, it is a simple cup game," said the Scot. "Many Championship sides have beaten Premier League opposition in the past.
"This is not a barometer to see how far away we are from the Premier League.
"I think we all know we are the underdogs but we want a positive result, we want to keep winning and we will pick a team to achieve that."
Boss Billy Davies will make changes to give some players match action.
Defenders Brendan Moloney and Kelvin Wilson, midfielder Radoslaw Majewski and forwards Dele Adebola and Garath McCleary will also come into the reckoning for recalls.
Davies added: "We will pick a side that will be strong and one that we want to do well, but knowing that we are picking players to get some match time into them for the tough period ahead.
"We want to continue doing well as winning football matches is a very good habit to get into."
Dzeko hands City lifeline
Edin Dzeko threw Manchester City an FA Cup lifeline after Notts County had come agonisingly close to humiliating Roberto Mancini's men in a 1-1 draw.
Neal Bishop's header on the hour threatened to add City's name to the Sunderland scalp County collected in the previous round.
Shocks in the FA Cup are almost as old as County themselves and, for 20 minutes, the League One outfit thought they were going to claim another.
But Dzeko had other ideas and drilled home Micah Richards' low cross 10 minutes from time to break his own City duck, and rescue the Eastlands outfit who must play again in three weeks' time for the right to reach the last 16.
Having struggled to dispose of Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester in the last round, Mancini would have expected to be similarly troubled by a team managed by Paul Ince.
After all, their shared history includes a red card for Mancini for a tackle on Ince during a particularly ill-tempered Serie A spat between Sampdoria and Inter Milan.
And the world's oldest Football League club did not disappoint, matching City blow for blow on a pudding of a pitch, churned up badly by the two rugby matches that had been played on it over the past week.
Certainly Jon Harley's tackle on James Milner was straight out of the 15-a-side code's textbook, although as referee Chris Foy elected to show Mike Edwards the yellow card, perhaps he did not get a good view.
By that point City should have been ahead from the only decent opportunity of the opening 45 minutes.
Micah Richards burst down the right flank and sent over a low cross to the near post.
Yaya Toure got his not-inconsiderable frame to the ball first and prodded it goalwards.
But Stuart Nelson was alive to the danger and turned it away with an excellent feet-first save.
Having opted to rest Carlos Tevez, Mancini handed #27million new-boy Dzeko his FA Cup debut.
The Bosnian was still searching for his first City goal and had a couple of glimpses before breaking his duck.
One shot from the angle of the area soared disappointingly over, then Krystian Pryce needed to make an excellent tackle to prevent the Bosnian trying his luck from very close range.
Another opportunity came his way immediately after the break too when Richards went on another overlapping run. For the money he cost, the Blues might have expected more than a scooped shot that did not threaten the home goal.
It was a costly miss too as Lee Hughes made his muscular presence felt in an aerial duel with Joleon Lescott which he was convinced should have brought about a penalty.
Referee Chris Foy only gave a corner, which as it turned out, was just perfect for the League One outfit, whose next opponents are Walsall on Wednesday.
It was that type of opposition Bishop was dreaming of playing against when he fulfilled his ambition to play in the Football League with Barnet, aged 26.
Those thoughts might well have gone flashing through his mind as he was submerged by delirious team-mates after rising to meet Gow's near-post corner and glancing the ball beyond Hart.
The introductions of David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov were designed to generate some attacking impetus, of which there was precious little from City beyond a dipping Gareth Barry effort that Nelson did well to tip over.
But those who question the resolve within Mancini's squad have clearly got it wrong.
With time ticking away, a touch of quality from Silva released Richards once more.
As he had done before, the full-back crossed low and hard. This time, from six yards, Dzeko did not miss.
The hosts did not just accept their fate. Edwards galloped in at the far post but failed to get a touch to Harley's free-kick as it flew an inch wide.
Hughes went close to grabbing a last-minute winner too, and although City were on top at the end, a draw was the least County deserved for their efforts.
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