Last Updated: 04/05/13 4:52pm
FULL-TIME: It's all over and it ends 0-0 at Upton Park with chances few and far between as Newcastle pick up a precious point.
Cole's corner is disappointing and goes straight out of play to ease the pressure on the Newcastle defence.
Collins is down and in need of treatment after Gosling slashes a shot wide from the edge of the box.
Cole's free-kick comes back off the post, but the game is called back as Carroll is adjudged to have fouled Elliot.
Goalmouth scramble as Carroll heads O'Neil's corner goalwards, but Gutierrez is on hand to clear the danger.
Ameobi takes the ball down on his chest on the edge of the box and drags his shot just wide of the far post.
Great skill by Carroll inside the box and he fires in a cross from the left which is cleared by the feet of Elliot.
Newcastle go close as Jaaskelainen races from his line and is beaten to the ball by Gouffran who sees his shot from an acute angle go just wide of the far post with the goal at his mercy.
West Ham have claims for a penalty waved away as Carroll goes down in the box before Nolan has his close-range effort is saved by Elliot. The Jarvis has a chance as his shot is pushed round the post for a corner.
Nolan gets in down right, but his cross is too close to Elliot and is collected by the Newcastle keeper.
Diame fires over another cross from the left, but Carroll under pressure from Yanga-Mbiwa heads over the top.
Jarvis gets down the left and crosses again, but it is too high for Carroll, who probably took the ball away from the inrushing Vaz Te who was in a better position.
Newcastle win a free-kick in a promising position after Ben Arfa is caught by Reid. Ben Arfa's effort from the free-kick is straight at Jaaskelainen who makes an easy save.
Claims for a penalty from West Ham as Vaz Te goes down in the box under pressure from Coloccini, but their appeals are waved away.
First chance of the game for Carroll as Jarvis stands up a cross to the far post towards Carroll, but he cannot direct his effort on target.
HALF-TIME: Referee Phil Dowd brings the first half to a close and it is goalless at the break with Papiss Cisse going closest to scoring for Newcastle in a disappointing first 45 minutes.
Opening for West Ham as Jarvis gets on the end of Vaz Te's flick on inside the box and he flicks the ball over Taylor, but Simpson gets back to clear the ball before Jarvis can have a shot at goal.
Gutierrez is down on the edge of the box after being caught and West Ham kick the ball out of play for the player to receive treatment, but he then quickly gets back to his feet much to the annoyance of the West Ham fans.
Free-kick on the edge of the box for Newcastle won by Ben Arfa. Cabye will take it but his effort is poor and goes straight into the wall.
Andy Carroll has had very little service if any so far with Newcastle dominating the ball in the middle of the park.
Ben Arfa has looked lively so far and he tries to run down the right, but he overhits the ball and it runs out of play.
Play switches straight down the other end as Ben Arfa drives from the halfway line to inside the West Ham box, but his shot fails to trouble to Jaaskelainen.
Some calls for a penalty to West Ham as the ball strikes a Newcastle defender inside the box, but their appeals are waved away.
After seeing replays of the incident it looks like it was a good call from the officals as the whole ball had not crossed the line.
The debate for goalline technology is sure to rumble on after this game especially if Newcastle fail to win.
Newcastle go so close to scoring as Cabaye plays in Cisse and he sends his shot past Jaaskelainen, but Reid gets back to clear the ball off the line with Newcastle claiming the ball was over the line.
Ben Arfa almost picks out Gouffran inside the box with a clever pass, but the ball just runs out of play. Good idea from Ben Arfa.
From the free-kick wide on the right Ben Arfa fizzes in a shot which lands on top of the net, but Jaaskelainen had it covered.
Scare for Newcastle as Vaz Te beats Elliot to a ball, but his header lacks power and Taylor gets back to clear the danger.
Good move from West Ham as Vaz Te slips in Diame inside the box, but he blasts his shot well over the crossbar.
Early aerial challenge inside the Newcastle box, but the ball runs through to Rob Elliot in the Newcastle goal.
Newcastle XI: Elliot, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Cisse.
West Ham XI: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Diame, O'Neil, Vaz Te, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll.
Of the last 14 Premier League meetings between the sides, West Ham have only kept two clean sheets, making Newcastle the better value to win to nil at 9/2.Last weekend's thumping forced Newcastle's price to be relegated to be cut to 13/2, and defeat to the Hammers, coupled with a win for Wigan elsewhere, will leave Alan Pardew's men in serious trouble.
Newcastle were given a big boost ahead of their Premier League clash against West Ham with captain Fabricio Coloccini returning to the side. The Argentina defender has not played since February 24 due to a back problem but was brought back with the Magpies' top-flight future still unsure.Danny Simpson, Yoan Gouffran and Hatem Ben Arfa were also recalled whilst West Ham remained unchanged, with Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll lining up against their former club.
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