Last Updated: 01/02/14 2:42pm
It's all over and 10-man West Ham, who had key man Andy Carroll sent off in the second half, have boosted their survival hopes with a crucial 2-0 over Swansea thanks to two goals from Kevin Nolan.
Hernandez's shot takes a deflection off Reid on its way behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
McCartney runs down the clock in the corner but in truth they could probably play another 10 or 20 minutes and Swansea not score.
George McCartney deflects a cross behind as West Ham continue to sit back a repell a succession of balls into the box.
Hernandez's attempted delivery from the left edge of the box is blocked and cleared by the first man.
The resulting corner comes to nothing as Swansea fail to turn their possession and pressure into anything remotely threatening.
Taylor gets a standing ovation as he leaves the field to be replaced by Winston Reid, who is roundly cheered as he makes his first appearance since November 2.
Hernandez chips the ball forward for Pozuelo but Demel gets there first to head behind for a corner.
Few Bolton fans will miss Ngog considering the lack of impact he made during his time at the Reebok Stadium, so it will be interesting to see what he can bring to Swansea.
Adrian safely gathers a ball into the box from Pozuelo, who has sparked Swansea into life since coming on.
West Ham have weathered the initial storm following Carroll's red card although there's still enough time for Swansea to stage a fightback.
Chico is loudly booed by the crowd every time he touches the ball although it's perhaps significant to mention that neither Sam Allardyce nor Carroll's team-mates protested too much about the decision.
Routledge hoists a long ball forward into the box which Adrian gathers after quickly coming off his line.
This time it's taken short and although West Ham hack it clear, they remain penned back in their own half as Swansea dominate possession.
The hosts once again clear their lines with 10 men but it isn't long before they have to prepare to defend another corner.
As you might expect, it's all Swansea now and the visitors have a corner when a Pozuelo shot from the edge of the box is deflected behind.
Carlton Cole is stripping off on the touchline so we expect to see him introduced into the action shortly.
De Guzman's delivery is cleared to safety but you just wonder if the Hammers are going to struggle to maintain this lead without Carroll.
Swansea attack down the right and win a corner as they look to make the most of theis one-man advantage.
Chico is back to his feet to a chorus of boos as the West Ham fans show their disgust. It's hard to say whether it was a good or bad decision - only Carroll will know if he meant to catch Chico in the way he did or whether it was just an innocent flailing of the arm.
Carroll has been sent off for what Howard Webb must deem to be an aggressive elbow to the face of Chico after an aerial tussle. But replays suggest it might be a harsh decision. Nevertheless, West Ham are down to 10 men and unless West Ham win an appeal, Carroll will miss their next three games.
Defeat for Swansea would really drag them into the relegation fight so it's surprising they haven't shown any real urgency to get back into this clash yet.
Although the initial corner is partially cleared, Dyer gets another bite of the cherry on the right when his cross is deflected behind.
Shelvey's shot from outside the box is blocked by Taylor before the follow up attempt from de Guzman is deflected agonisingly wide of the post.
Carroll again wins the header from the resulting ball into the box although Tremmel is relieved to see it go over.
Jarvis takes the ball round Tremmel on the right side of the box before getting a cross in from a tight angle which is put behind for a Hammers corner.
West Ham have a corner on the left which Jarvis takes before Carroll wins the header - but this time it's off target.
Swansea get the game under way looking to find a way back into this clash - but they'll need to vastly improve on their first-half display.
Steve Jones writes: "All Swansea fans feared we'd be bullied by Allardyce's simple big man tactics; and we have been. I've always loved West Ham, but not any more. They are London's Stoke."
Chris from Spain, who wrote in before kick-off, writes: "More than happy to be proved wrong! you know how frustrating this season has been, but perhaps Sam was right all along!"
West Ham are now 1/12 with Sky Bet to pick up all three points while Swansea are 16/1, with the draw available at 8/1. Sky Bet have also boosted the price of West Ham winning 2-1 to 4/1 while Kevin Nolan to score next is 14/1. Head now to Sky Bet to place your in-running bets.
The half-time whistle blows almost immediately after Nolan's second of the afternoon so the Hammers head into the break - no pun intended - with a 2-0 cushion.
GOAL NOLAN! A the delivery towards the back post is headed by Carroll across the face of goal for Nolan to nod home from close range.
With just one minute of stoppage time to play at the end of this half, Sam Allardyce's side look for a second and win a corner on the right.
West Ham have a corner on the left. Carroll unsurprisingly wins the header, planting his effort straight at Tremmel.
Swansea are enjoying a good spell of possession just outside the box but it ends disappointingly when Dyer's weak header fails to even reach Adrian.
Shelvey's attempt is deflected high into the air by the wall and when it comes down again, Williams lashes his effort over the bar.
The Swans are at last giving their fans reason to be optimistic after a very slow start today and maybe the last few moments are positive signs of what's to come.
Swansea had initially appealed for a penalty but replays suggest Howard Webb made a very good decision.
A long ball over the top puts Wilfried Bony clean through on goal but just as the Dutchman is about to pull the trigger, Tomkins makes a superb last-ditch challenge to deny him.
Swansea are struggling to deal with the presense of Carroll every time a long ball is pumped into the box and that's certainly an area of weakness West Ham will continue to exploit.
Jarvis latches onto a lovely ball from Noble down the right before sending a dangerous cross into the box which his team-mates just fail to get on the end of.
Jarvis is brought to ground by Jonathan de Guzman so West Ham have a free kick in a promising position on the left wing.
Another long ball is flicked on by Carroll but Tremmel is able to take a catch before Nolan arrives.
West Ham are on the back foot as Swansea seek an instant equaliser but a cross from the left is easily cleared.
Nolan has been struggling for goals this season so that superb strike will certainly boost his confidence.
GOAL NOLAN! - A long ball forward into the box is headed down by Carroll for Nolan, who controls on his chest before crashing a superb volley into the net.
Fellow strugglers Sunderland are winning 2-0 at Newcastle in the day's other lunchtime kick-off and that obviously makes this match even more pivotal in terms of the relegation battle.
Neither side are showing much urgency at the moment but we can expect the hosts to crank up the pressure later on if the scores are still level, such is the need for them to win this game.
There's not really been any sign of true quality on the pitch so far this lunchtime as a poor cross from the West Ham left wing goes straight out of play for a goal kick.
Routledge uses his pace to burst past Demel down the left wing but the Swansea man is unable to get a cross in.
Carroll heads a high ball down for Tomkins on the edge of the box but the resulting shot goes high over the bar and into the stands.
If West Ham were to win today, it would be their first victory against a side above them in the table at Upton Park.
James Tomkins slices down Nathan Dyer with quite a brutal challenge in midfield but the West Ham defender escapes a yellow card.
Faint appeals for a handball when the ball is delivered into the box are turned down by referee Howard Webb.
The Hammers have marginally shaded the opening stages although that's hardly reason for Swansea fans to be too alarmed considering the lack of clear-cut chances created.
Carroll is penalised for an aerial foul which disappoints Kevin Nolan, who was about to latch onto the flick on.
West Ham continue to put pressure on but Stewart Downing's shot from the edge of the box is blocked.
Swans goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel miscues his clearance after an unexpected back pass from Chico but he's fortunate it only goes out for a throw in on the right rather than a corner!
Jarvis whips in a dangerous cross into the box from the right which Andy Carroll heads wide and over.
Jonjo Shelvey tries to get forward down the left wing but Guy Demel is too strong and doesn't let him past.
At the other end, Matthew Jarvis bursts down the right side of the box and wins a corner off Ben Davies.
Bright start from Swansea, who pass the ball around nicely before whipping a couple of crosses into the box from Wayne Routledge and Dwight Tiendalli respectively, which West Ham sloppily manage to clear.
West Ham get this Premier League clash with Swansea under way on a sunny, yet wintery crisp, day in east London.
The players walk out onto the pitch ahead of this crunch clash at Upton Park. Stay tuned for live minute-by-minute text commentary.
West Ham fan Chris isn't too hopeful today. He writes: "Normal line up for a manager with no idea, starting with Nolan is like playing with 10 men, he looks like he couldn't care less, also why no Morrison? And why not try two up front? Taylor has played well at full back, so why McCartney?" Well Big Sam certainly got it right in midweek - maybe he'll do it again today?!
Sky Bet have 'price boosted' Kevin Nolan to score the first goal at Upton Park today - he's 10/1 from 9/1. For Swansea, Jonjo Shelvey is 10/1 from 8/1 in the same market. As for the match betting, the visitors are slight favourites at 8/5. West Ham can be backed at 7/4 with the draw a 12/5 shot. To view all the markets and place your bets, simply visit the Sky Bet website.
Welcome to our coverage of today's Premier League clash between West Ham and Swansea - a real six-pointer with both sides in trouble towards the foot of the table. The team line-ups are below with Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan both starting for the hosts. Matt Jarvis and George McCartney come back into the Hammers' side.
Swansea team: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Amat, de Guzman, Routledge, Shelvey, Dyer, Bony. Subs: Britton, Hernandez, Cornell, Lamah, Rangel, Pozuelo, Ngog.
West Ham team: Adrian, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Taylor, Downing, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll. Subs: Borriello, Nocerino, Reid, Morrison, Jaaskelainen, Carlton Cole, Johnson.