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Effort from 35 yards by Peter Odemwingie went wide right of the net.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Andy Carroll gets a block in.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. Markus Rosenberg takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Romelu Lukaku on Joey O'Brien. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Ricardo Vaz Te goes wide of the left-hand post.
Matthew Taylor concedes a Penalty for a foul on Romelu Lukaku. Penalty taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans and scored. West Ham 3-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Romelu Lukaku. Graham Dorrans goes off and Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on.
Shot by Markus Rosenberg from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Liam Ridgewell is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick. Jack Collison replaces Mohamed Diame.
A goal is scored by Andy Carroll from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 3-0 West Brom.Assist by James Collins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Markus Rosenberg. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
George McCartney replaces Guy Demel.
The referee penalises Winston Reid for handball. Winston Reid is given a yellow card. Chris Brunt takes the indirect free kick.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
James Collins is caught offside. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.
Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
Markus Rosenberg on for Shane Long. Claudio Yacob leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Odemwingie.
Matthew Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Nolan.
Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Shane Long results in a free kick. The referee shows Shane Long a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.
Claudio Yacob takes a shot. Kevin Nolan gets a block in.
Billy Jones takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick. James Collins takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, save by Ben Foster.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by James Collins. Strike on goal comes in from Graham Dorrans from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Youssouf Mulumbu. Youssouf Mulumbu takes the direct free kick.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.
Shot from just outside the box by Romelu Lukaku goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Chris Brunt. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Guy Demel results in a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.
Romelu Lukaku is ruled offside. James Collins takes the free kick.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Carroll. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
Gary O'Neil finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-0 West Brom.Ricardo Vaz Te provided the assist for the goal.
Shane Long fouled by Winston Reid, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Inswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Carroll.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Shane Long takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Shot by Matthew Jarvis from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Romelu Lukaku on Joey O'Brien. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Chris Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Andy Carroll scores a headed goal from close range. West Ham 1-0 West Brom.Assist by Gary O'Neil.
Gareth McAuley challenges Andy Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, save by Ben Foster.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson. Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, Jussi Jaaskelainen fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin Nolan goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort on goal by Shane Long from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Graham Dorrans fouled by Matthew Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.
O'Brien: Hammers have grounds for optimism
Joey O'Brien thinks Sam Allardyce will be able to attract some of the best players in the world to West Ham now that they have been handed the keys to the Olympic Stadium.
After years of legal wrangling, the London Legacy Development Corporation finally confirmed last Friday that it had chosen West Ham to become anchor tenants of the London 2012 stadium in Stratford.
The Hammers are expected to move in to the 60,000-seater venue at the start of the 2016/17 season, and the club are determined to use the fact that they are moving to one of the most iconic stadia in Great Britain as a key selling point for any transfer targets.
Co-owner David Sullivan already appears to have upped the stakes in the market with his pursuit of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony, while other targets for next season have also been identified.
Bolton were able to attract the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff and Ivan Campo to the Reebok Stadium after they moved there from Burnden Park and the former Trotters defender, now a regular starter with the Hammers, thinks a higher calibre of player will also be tempted to move to West Ham once they see how good their new home is.
"I think it can only mean good things for the club when you move into a stadium like that," O'Brien said.
"You can attract players and supporters from all over the world to play and watch there.
"If the club want to push on and to finish higher the league, then we need a bigger stadium and to fill it to get the revenue into the football club. It's a great step forward.
"It will be unbelievable. Looking at the stadium when the Olympics were on and seeing what the club want to do with it by turning it into a football stadium, it looks unbelievable."
O'Brien and his team-mates will go a long way to banishing any lingering fears of relegation for West Ham if they beat West Brom at Upton Park.
Hammers boss Allardyce thinks five more points will be enough to secure survival, and with games against Everton, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United to come before the end of the season, O'Brien knows another win in this game will relieve a lot of pressure on the club.
He said: "If we get the three points it would set us up for a nice end to the season.
"We're in a decent position but if we can get a couple of wins in our next couple of games we'd be in a really good position."
Captain Kevin Nolan and Joe Cole have overcome their respective toe and hamstring injuries, and are expected to start.
There is also an outside chance that George McCartney could make his first start in four months following his recovery from a knee injury.
Meanwhile, West Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists his side still have plenty to play for during the next two months and will not allow the season to fizzle out.
The Baggies are assured of a fourth successive season of Barclays Premier League football and have only a remote chance of securing a Europa League spot.
But Clarke is adamant his players will not rest on their laurels ahead of the Hammers clash.
Former West Ham number two Clarke said: "We are professional, we want to finish as high as we can with as many points as we can.
"The next target for us is to get more points than we did in the last two seasons which is 47.
"If we win at the weekend we will equal that, and it will give us seven games to better it.
"For anyone to question our commitment or our desire to do well for the last eight games is wrong."
Clarke confirmed striker Peter Odemwingie will be part of the squad against West Ham despite his latest round of Twitter attacks against the Baggies which are being investigated internally.
Midfielder James Morrison is West Brom's major fresh injury concern.
He suffered a hamstring injury during the goalless draw against Stoke a fortnight ago and was forced to withdraw from international duty with Scotland.
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