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Corner taken by Adam Lallana from the left by-line, save by Robert Green.
Centre by Jack Cork, save by Robert Green.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox.
The ball is delivered by Jack Cork, blocked by Gary O'Neil.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on Nicky Maynard. Caution for Jose Fonte. Mark Noble fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, save by Kelvin Davis.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.
Jason Puncheon challenges Joey O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Hammond on for Billy Sharp.
Mark Noble fouled by David Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Joey O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
David Connolly on for Frazer Richardson.
Frazer Richardson sends in a cross, save by Robert Green.
Jos Hooiveld fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Fox.
Abdoulaye Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, Close range header by Jos Hooiveld goes over the crossbar.
Gary O'Neil is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Vaz Te.
Mark Noble fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Frazer Richardson, clearance by Winston Reid.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Adam Lallana. Direct free kick taken by Jack Cork.
Jack Cork crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by Jason Puncheon, clearance by Joey O'Brien.
Adam Lallana crosses the ball.
Adam Lallana challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Adam Lallana takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. Nicky Maynard replaces Carlton Cole.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Lallana from the right by-line, clearance by Joey O'Brien.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.
Centre by Adam Lallana, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te. Mark Noble takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Adam Lallana.
Richard Lambert takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Frazer Richardson, free kick awarded. Jose Fonte takes the free kick.
Frazer Richardson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson, clearance by Julien Faubert.
Effort from inside the area by George McCartney misses to the left of the target. Jason Puncheon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Guly Do Prado.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.
Corner taken short by Ricardo Vaz Te.
The ball is crossed by Ricardo Vaz Te, Frazer Richardson gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Cork on George McCartney. Jack Cork receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Foul by Carlton Cole on Jose Fonte, free kick awarded. Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.
Julien Faubert sends in a cross.
Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, save by Robert Green.
Daniel Fox delivers the ball, Winston Reid makes a clearance.
Adam Lallana receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Mark Noble takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jose Fonte.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Winston Reid gets a block in. Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Daniel Fox sends in a cross, clearance by George McCartney.
Morgan Schneiderlin fouled by Julien Faubert, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Lambert produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Abdoulaye Faye challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Abdoulaye Faye receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Daniel Fox crosses the ball, Ricardo Vaz Te makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by George McCartney. Strike comes in from Daniel Fox from the free kick, Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green. Billy Sharp takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Joey O'Brien produces a cross, Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.
Unfair challenge on Kelvin Davis by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. The referee shows Carlton Cole a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Noble, save made by Kelvin Davis.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
The ball is delivered by Billy Sharp.
Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance by Jose Fonte.
The referee blows for offside against Billy Sharp. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
George McCartney is brought on as a substitute for Jack Collison.
Foul by Billy Sharp on Mark Noble, Penalty awarded. Matthew Taylor receives a red card. Billy Sharp shown a yellow card. Power penalty scored by Mark Noble. West Ham 1-0 Southampton.
Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey O'Brien. Matthew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Richard Lambert is adjudged to have handled the ball. Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Guly Do Prado played to the near post, clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.
Julien Faubert produces a cross.
Ricardo Vaz Te produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Guly Do Prado is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
Richard Lambert has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Adam Lallana takes the inswinging corner, clearance by James Tomkins.
Matthew Taylor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Daniel Fox produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Abdoulaye Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick, blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Billy Sharp takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Noble.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Julien Faubert. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana, save by Robert Green.
Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Lambert.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.
Nolan missing for Hammers
Leaders West Ham are without captain Kevin Nolan for the visit of second-placed Southampton.
Midfielder Nolan begins a three-match ban for his red card against Millwall last week after Saturday's trip to Peterborough was postponed.
Left-back George McCartney was feeling a tight hamstring in training last week but boss Sam Allardyce expects him to be fit.
Defender Guy Demel has shaken off a thigh problem but will not be risked yet, striker John Carew has a knee knock and midfielder Papa Bouba Diop will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury.
Nicky Maynard will be hoping to make his debut after he was an unused substitute against Millwall but fellow deadline-day signing Ravel Morrison will not be involved yet.
Southampton have a virtually full-strength squad for the top-of-the-table clash.
Boss Nigel Adkins was able to welcome back defender Jos Hooiveld after three weeks out with a hamstring injury for Saturday's 2-0 win over Burnley.
That means fellow centre-half Dan Seaborne remains the only absentee as he continues his recovery from the head injuries he suffered in an assault last year.
Former Hammers striker David Connolly will start on the bench at his old stomping ground with Adkins set to stick with Rickie Lambert and Billy Sharp in attack.
Skipper Dean Hammond and fellow midfielder Richard Chaplow could return to the starting line-up after they were rested on Saturday.
Hooiveld rescues point for Saints
Jos Hooiveld grabbed a point for second-placed Southampton as 10-man West Ham missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the npower Championship following a 1-1 draw.
The Dutch defender struck late in the second half of this top-of-the-table clash to cancel out Mark Noble's penalty, with the Hammers playing a man light from the opening stages for the second successive game.
This time it was Matt Taylor who saw red following a shove on Billy Sharp after 18 minutes.
The 10 men battled to victory against Millwall last weekend but could not hold out against their promotion rivals Saints and remain one point clear at the summit.
Just like Kevin Nolan's last week, Taylor's dismissal was utterly needless.
His side were well on top, with Ricardo Vaz Te and Winston Reid going close, and had just been awarded a penalty at the third time of asking.
Referee Lee Probert had waved away appeals for handball against Rickie Lambert and Hooiveld, but had no option but to point to the spot after Noble was blatantly tripped in the area by Morgan Schneiderlin.
However, tempers promptly flared down by the right corner and Taylor, who must have covered quite some ground from his position at left-back, charged into the melee and pushed Sharp to the floor.
Probert whipped out a straight red card and Taylor trooped off before stand-in skipper Noble stepped up to coolly send Kelvin Davis the wrong way for his seventh goal from seven penalties this season.
West Ham had played for 81 minutes without regular captain Nolan against Millwall and another resilient display was called for.
Goalkeeper Robert Green certainly stepped up to the plate before the interval with a stunning double save from point-blank range to deny Sharp and another fine stop from Lambert.
Southampton tried to make their numerical advantage count after the break but the hosts were holding firm.
Reid deflected Jason Puncheon's shot wide and Joey O'Brien hacked the resulting corner off the line with Sharp about to strike.
However with 15 minutes to go Hooiveld, just as he had done when Saints beat the Hammers at St Mary's in October, found the net from a set-piece.
The home defence could not clear Danny Fox's free-kick and Hooiveld stuck out a boot to prod the loose ball past Green.
West Ham still had a chance to win it but Davis saved well from substitute Nicky Maynard to ensure Saints stay hard on the Hammers' heels.
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