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Foul by Henri Lansbury on Mark Little, free kick awarded. Caution for Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Handball decision goes against Kevin Nolan. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by David Bentley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bentley by Craig Alcock. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against John Carew. Matthew Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by James Tomkins. Craig Alcock takes the indirect free kick.
Lee Frecklington leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Kearns.
David Bentley takes a short corner.
Corner taken short by Matthew Taylor.
David Bentley crosses the ball.
Winston Reid takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant McCann on John Carew. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
John Carew is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Foul by Grant McCann on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded. Booking for Grant McCann for unsporting behaviour. David Bentley has an effort direct from the free kick, George Boyd gets a block in.
Mark Noble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by David Bentley, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Craig Alcock concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bentley. Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.
Mark Noble takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.
Drilled left-footed shot by David Bentley. Save made by Paul Jones. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by David Bentley, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by David Bentley. Grant McCann handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Bentley restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emile Sinclair, save by Robert Green.
Gabriel Zakuani fouled by John Carew, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Taylor comes on in place of Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Grant McCann has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
John Carew concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bennett. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Craig Alcock delivers the ball. David Bentley comes on in place of Julien Faubert.
Matthew Taylor is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Grant McCann takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
George McCartney produces a cross, save made by Paul Jones.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance. Matthew Taylor takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Lee Tomlin.
Julien Faubert crosses the ball.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Winston Reid.
Centre by George McCartney.
Shot from just outside the area by John Carew misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Henri Lansbury.
Headed effort from inside the area by John Carew misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by John Carew, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
Julien Faubert has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert. The official flags Matthew Taylor offside. John Carew comes on in place of Carlton Cole. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Julien Faubert, Carlton Cole produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Nolan. Ryan Bennett takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by George Boyd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Lee Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Ryan Bennett fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
The ball is swung over by Joey O'Brien.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Kevin Nolan. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Effort on goal by Henri Lansbury from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Matthew Taylor takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Lee Frecklington.
Carlton Cole is caught offside. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Carlton Cole goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ryan Tunnicliffe crosses the ball, Joey O'Brien makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.
Julien Faubert is ruled offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.
Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Rowe.
Shot from just outside the box by George Boyd misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from outside the box by George Boyd misses to the left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Mark Noble.
Craig Alcock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julien Faubert. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Henri Lansbury crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line played to the near post, Grant McCann makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Taylor.
Julien Faubert is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Matthew Taylor crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Mark Noble delivers the ball, Carlton Cole takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.
Julien Faubert takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Alcock.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlton Cole. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdoulaye Faye by Ryan Tunnicliffe. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
The ball is delivered by Joey O'Brien, Mark Little makes a clearance.
Lee Frecklington challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 1-0 Peterborough.The assist for the goal came from Henri Lansbury.
George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
A cross is delivered by George McCartney, clearance made by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Henri Lansbury.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant McCann, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann played to the near post, Tommy Rowe takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Hammers suffer Tomkins blow
West Ham look set to be without James Tomkins for the visit of Peterborough.
England Under-21 defender Tomkins suffered a groin injury during last weekend's goalless draw at Millwall and is not expected to be fit.
Winston Reid replaced Tomkins at The Den and is likely to start alongside Abdoulaye Faye, who will be making his full home debut.
Boss Sam Allardyce is otherwise expected to name an unchanged side, with Carlton Cole as the lone frontman and recent signing Sam Baldock on the bench.
Fellow striker Frederic Piquionne is still suspended following his recent red card against Portsmouth.
Midfielder Papa Bouba Diop could be added to the squad for the first time but winger Gary O'Neil (ankle) is still out.
Gabriel Zakuani should retain his place in the Peterborough side.
The Congolese defender has been nursing a toe injury in recent weeks and is receiving injections in a bid to keep him available for the trip to east London.
Long-term absentee David Hibbert (knee) aside, manager Darren Ferguson has a full complement of players to choose from.
Striker Emile Sinclair will hope to keep his place in the starting line up after marking his full debut with a goal in the 2-1 home win over Burnley last weekend.
Ferguson has defenders Scott Wootton and Ben Gordon, midfielders Tommy Rowe and Daniel Kearns and striker Paul Taylor available should he wish to make changes.
Striker Nicky Ajose has joined Scunthorpe on loan until the start of January in order to build up his match fitness after recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained on the opening day of the season.
Posh pay the penalty
Mark Noble's early penalty secured the points for West Ham as they laboured to a 1-0 victory over Peterborough in the npower Championship at Upton Park.
Sam Allardyce's side are now seven games unbeaten but despite taking the lead and dominating the opposition the home side appeared toothless in attack and failed to kill the game off.
Noble kept his cool to convert from the spot and put the home side ahead on 11 minutes after Lee Frecklington was adjudged to have pushed Henri Lansbury just inside the box following a low cross from Julien Faubert.
Peterborough had started brightly up until that point and could have gone ahead inside the first minute when a near-post Grant McCann corner was met by the head of Tommy Rowe with West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green forced into making a smart save.
The penalty took the sting out of Peterborough's performance as they kept affording Faubert space on both flanks, although the Frenchman's crosses were all well dealt with by the Posh backline.
Carlton Cole, deployed as a lone striker, came closest to adding a second for West Ham before the break but after bullying Ryan Bennett off the ball he curled his shot wide of Paul Jones' far post.
West Ham dominated the first 45 minutes but their attacks were largely disjointed although Lansbury could have doubled the lead just before the interval but he fired over after the ball had bounced kindly to him on the edge of the box.
George Boyd looked sharp for visitors, controlling possession for Peterborough in the final third although he was restricted to long-range efforts which rarely threatened Green in the West Ham goal.
Peterborough's top scorer Lee Tomlin was brought on at half-time and he came close to equalising early in the second-half but as the West Ham defense backed off his well-struck effort zipped past the post.
The lively Faubert was again involved on the hour-mark as he came close to connecting with Matthew Taylor's cross before Peterborough went straight down the other end and Tomlin forced Green into his first decent save since the opening minute.
Green was nearly caught out by a long-range effort from McCann after 65 minutes but managed to hold the Peterborough captain's shot at the second attempt.
Tomlin, who had looked a constant threat for Posh since being introduced by Darren Ferguson at half-time was forced off with an injury with 15 minutes remaining.
Substitute David Bentley finally forced Jones into action when his effort stung the palms of the Peterborough keeper as the home fans grew continually more restless with their side's lack of creativity.
Despite the disapproving jeers from the home support Peterborough could not fashion any late chances and West Ham held on for an unconvincing win.
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