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Summary

  1. Stoke have lost five of their last six games
  2. West Ham can secure safety this weekend

Live Reporting

By Ellie Thomason

All times stated are UK

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Stoke 0-0 West Ham

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FULL-TIME

Stoke 0-0 West Ham

The whistle blows and that's it at the bet365 Stadium. Stoke have now failed to score in four of their last seven league games. West Ham have still won just one of their last 10, but the shared points mean both sides edge closer to Premier League safety.

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FOUR minutes added on. Time for a late goal?

Football: Top-10 finish the aim for Stoke boss

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The Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he wants the club to finish their season in the top 10. 

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The Potters are currently 11th, a point behind Watford and Southampton.

Stoke's recent record though is patchy, with one win in seven matches as they head into their home game with West Ham.

SUBSTITUTION

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Both sides making a substitution with 10 minutes left.

Charlie Adam replaces Glenn Whelan and Robert Snodgrass is on for Jonathan Calleri.

PENALTY APPEAL

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Penaly appeal - denied. Xherdan Shaqiri is again in among the action, and he goes down far too easily for James Collins' liking. West Ham players want him booked for simulation. 

James Collins and Xherdan Shaqiri
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CLOSE!

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James Collins has had a shocker there. His forward pass finds the feet of Xherdan Shaqiri, who whips in a peach of a ball to Marko Arnautovic. His first touch is good, but his volley is saved by Adrian and Stoke have another corner.

SUBSTITUTION

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Stoke make a change of their own and replace Joe Allen with Peter Crouch.

This game is crying out for a Crouchy robot celebration.

SUBSTITUTION

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Andre Ayew squints at the fourth official before realising it's him who is being subbed. Ayew has looked lively but Bilic has replaced him with Mark Noble, who returns after being suspended for the past two games.

GREAT SAVE!

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Jack Butland has just kept Stoke in the game after a busy couple of minutes in the Stoke box. He dives to his left to deny Andre Ayew, before getting a leg to Manuel Lanzini's header shortly after.

It's like he's never been away...

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It's that man Shaqiri again who delivers the goods. He finds Saido Berahino, who pulls off a decent effort from a tight angle. He shoots across goal, but Adrian gets down low and does enough to put it wide and out for a corner.

Saido Berahino
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Edge of the box, loads of space, it's prime Xherdan Shaqiri territory. His effort looked more like a cross, but it just might have crept in if Adrian hadn't got a hand to it.

Nothing comes from the corner.

Xherdan Shaqiri
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CHANCE!

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Marko Arnautovic has all the time in the world as he stops on the left to whip in a cross. It falls at the feet of Xherdan Shaqiri who did well after initially stumbling over the ball. He pulls off the shot from close range, but it's wide of Adrian's post.

It's still goalless, but surely not for much longer.   

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It's straight down the other end and West Ham come close to the opener here. Cheikhou Kouyate bursts into the box and fires a shot across the face of goal. It whistles past the far post.

CHANCE!

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Stoke have started the second half brightly. It's not an ideal introduction for Aaron Cresswell as he is beaten by Glen Johnson. His cross finds Joe Allen, who volleys into the side-netting. 

That's more like it!

SUBSTITUTION

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One half-time change as Aaron Cresswell replaces Arthur Masuaku.

Stoke get us going in the second half.

Don't miss the fantastic five-a-side finale

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Teams up and down the country will be playing in some crucial games this weekend (as we get to the sharp end of the season) - and especially those who have made it through to the FA People's Cup finals in Birmingham.

There are 16 different categories all vying for their individual trophies and you'll be able to catch up with how they do with our live coverage on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

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Joe Gray: All this talk on rabonas is making me dizzy!

HALF-TIME

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The whistle goes for half-time and it's goalless at the break.

The highlight was that incredible shot from Andre Ayew, and the even better save from Jack Butland. Let's take another minute to appreciate that...

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CHANCE!

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Great scenes as Jonathan Calleri has just tried to rabona the ball into the back of the net! The striker makes a great run down the right and his low shot into a busy penalty area rebounds and the Argentine has another crack at it, but his silky shot is blocked by Bruno Martins Indi.

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Ayew
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That save from Jack Butland was so good, this was Andre Ayew's reaction...

GREAT SAVE!

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That was almost Andy Carroll-esque from Andrew Ayew. The Ghanaian connects perfectly with a cross from Arthur Masuaku, but Jack Butland pulls off an impressive save to deny the goal-bound bicyle kick.

Andrew Ayew
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Southgate is in the house

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England boss Gareth Southgate is watching on here. Wonder who he's got his eye on?

A return to the England squad is surely on the cards for Jack Butland after 13 months out with that ankle injury he picked up in the 3-2 win over Germany last March.

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Marc Muniesa is lucky he didn't get a second yellow there. It's a clumsy challenge from behind on Cheikhou Kouyate but Lee Probert just gives a free-kick. We've seen those given...

Glen Johnson heads over as the ball comes in under pressure from Jose Fonte, before Jack Butland punches the resulting corner clear.

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Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

Saido Berahino is desperate to score that first goal - as he should be - he is a usually great goalscorer. He would have got it were it not for that incredible block from Winston Reid. 

YELLOW CARD

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Marc Muniesa is the first to go into referee Lee Probert's book. The Spaniard loses the ball to Edimilson Fernandes, and Cheikhou Kouyate looks to be away. Muniesa isn't having that and he takes one for the team as he clatters him on the halfway line.

'Too many players don't turn up'

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Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

Stoke fans will be looking at where they are in the league and saying: "Why are West Brom above us? Pound for pound they are not as good as us..."

There are just too many players who don't turn up for me. 

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Saido Berahino almost ended that goal drought I mentioned earlier. Marc Muniesa whips in a great ball and Berahino doesn't do much wrong. He shoots on the turn, but his shot is well blocked by Winston Reid.

His search for a first goal for Stoke goes on...

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Jack Butland has been called upon early doors here, but Manuel Lanzini doesn't do enough to trouble the Stoke goalkeeper. The Argentine cuts inside from the left, but his curling shot is easily stopped.

Five minutes in and we've already had a shot on target. Happy days!

KICK-OFF

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West Ham get us started at the bet365 Stadium. Both clubs are on the verge of Premier League safety, but nothing will be confirmed until Swansea play tomorrow. 

Welcome home Butland

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The biggest cheer of the afternoon goes to Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland. This is his first Premier League appearance at home in 413 days.

Milestone for Sparky

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Mark Hughes
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Mark Hughes’ next win as a manager in the Premier League will be his 150th. Only six managers have previously reached this tally in the competition.

Can you name them? Have a go on #bbcfootball.

'Final four games are all cup finals'

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Here's what Slaven Bilic had to say about today's game:

"People are talking about who is safe but it is irrelevant. We have four games left, a big game on Saturday and we are looking for points.

"There is a gap between us and mid-table, it is a small gap but with four games to go we are talking about 12 points and we have to concentrate on our next game.

"We are approaching them as four cup finals." 

'It's hard to pick a winner here'

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Simon Brotherton

Match of the Day commentator

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There are two clubs who haven't performed as well as they would have hoped this season but have managed to keep a decent buffer between themselves and those anxiously looking over their shoulders at the scramble for Premier League survival.

A single point separates the teams in the table with Stoke in 11th and West Ham lying 14th - seven points clear of the relegation zone at the moment.

It's hard to pick a winner here, with Mark Hughes' side having lost five of the past six and West Ham winning only one of the past 10, though they are unbeaten in the past three

Time for Berahino to bag?

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Saido Berahino gone 24 games and 1,567 minutes without a Premier League goal, but he has scored in three of his four previous starts against West Ham.

Stoke can't buy a goal

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Stoke City

  • Stoke have lost five of their past six games, with their only points coming in the win against Hull in their last home match.
  • They have failed to score in four of their previous seven league games.

Saido Berahino
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  • The Potters have 39 points from 34 matches - only once before in the Premier League have they had fewer points at this stage of the season (37 in 2012-13).
  • Saido Berahino has gone 11 games without scoring for Stoke since joining from West Brom in January. He last scored in February 2016, although he has scored in three of his four starts against West Ham in the Premier League.

Pitch your predictions

Stoke v West Ham (15:00 BST)

Stoke
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Lawro has gone for Stoke to win 2-0, which this lot look pretty happy about.

You having that? If not, have a go at making your own predictions for all of this weekend's Premier League games here.

'I don't see West Ham going to Stoke and winning'

Stoke v West Ham (15:00 BST)

Mark Lawrenson

BBC football expert

I'm not sure what has happened to Stoke, who have lost five of their past six matches, but I am sure their manager Mark Hughes will turn it around.

The Potters did not manage their first league win until mid-October and have had quite an up and down season, but I actually think they will finish the campaign strongly.

Five points from their past three matches have taken West Ham clear of the relegation dog fight, but I still don't see them going to Stoke and winning.

Team news

Stoke v West Ham (15:00 BST)

Two changes for Stoke after their 2-0 defeat by Southampton as Marc Muniesa and Glenn Whelan replace Erik Pieters and Peter Crouch.

Stoke City XI: Butland, Allen, Muniesa, Whelan, Johnson, Berahino, Arnautovic, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Cameron, Shaqiri

Subs: Grant, Pieters, Bardsley, Adam, Diouf, Crouch, Ramadan

Stoke XI
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West Ham are unchanged from their 0-0 draw with Everton, but Mark Noble, Sam Byram, Sofiane Feghouli and Robert Snodgrass all return to the bench.   

West Ham XI: Adrian, Fonte, Collins, Reid, Fernandes, Masuaku, Nordtveit, Kouyate, Lanzini, Ayew, Calleri

Subs: Randolph, Byram, Cresswell, Noble, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Fletcher

West Ham XI
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