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Caroline Chapman

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  1. So long....

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    It's time for me to say goodbye. No goals to see here. 

    Stick with us for all the Premier League reaction on this link.

    The full report on West Ham v Stoke can be found here. 

  2. Full time: West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    What a messy end! Jack Butland comes storming out of his goal, the ball pings about the box and Cheikhou Kouyate heads over for West Ham.

    It ends goalless.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Into the last two minutes of injury time, and the game has slowed down to a snail's pace. 

    Can either side find a late winner?

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke nearly grab a winner.

    Mame Diouf is sent clear by Marko Arnautovic and he tries to poke past keeper Adrian one-on-one but it's saved.

    He'll kick himself for that. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    West Ham bring on Nikica Jelavic for Michail Antonio, who's showed pace but is lacking some quality in the box.

    Enner Valencia earns a free-kick for West Ham from 25-yards out, after getting a boot in the shoulder from Charlie Adam, and it's palmed away by Stoke keeper Jack Butland. 

    Enner Valencia and Marko Arnautovic
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Mauro Zarate just had the chance to score a special, special goal.

    The West Ham man gets the ball to his feet, moves sideways like a crab to get past the Stoke defence and let's fly from 20 yards, but it smashes the upright.

    Enner Valencia then sees a header saved by Jack Butland in the Stoke goal. 

    The Hammers are trying, but not succeeding at the moment.

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    West ham 0-0 Stoke

    A lovely, albeit rare, attacking move from Stoke and Mame Diouf's effort is saved by the feet of Hammers keeper Adrian. 

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    West ham 0-0 Stoke

    A speculative cross-shot from Aaron Cresswell on the left forces Stoke keeper Jack Butland into a reflex save.

    A corner from Mark Noble follows and it lands on the roof of the net. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    The BBC cameras have just spotted former Manchester United manager David Moyes in the crowd. 

    In other manager news, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is pacing the technical area and is looking very, very frustrated. 

    Slaven Bilic
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Mark Noble controls the ball and take a punt from 25-yards out but he slips in the process and it goes over the bar.

    Unlucky from the West Ham captain, although it seems it will take a lot to beat Stoke keeper Jack Butland today.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Now it's Cheikhou Kouyate's turn to be booked, and he concedes a free-kick for his foul on Stoke's Geoff Cameron, who has to go off.

    Marko Arnautovic takes the free-kick and it takes a huge deflection before crashing off the cross bar. Close, that, for the visitors.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Ibrahim Afellay, who was pretty effective for Stoke in the first half, gets a yellow card for a tackle on Cheikhou Kouyate.

    West Ham bring on Enner Valencia for Alex Song, while Jon Walters is ready to come on for Stoke. He'll replace Afellay. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    It's getting a bit repetitive now.

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll hits a powerful shot at Jack Butland and the keeper stands tall to block it. Again.

    Stoke then go on the attack but Marko Arnautovic sees his effort stopped by goalkeeper Adrian

    Andy Carroll
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes is looking a bit anxious in the technical area. He's screaming instructions at his players but throws his arms up in frustration as they give away a free-kick.

    Let's just say they're not the attacking force we saw against Man City last weekend. 

    Michail Antonio and Erik Pieters
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    "Stoke are improving, playing some good stuff but they don't have a cutting edge. They don't have a striker on the pitch to make it happen."  

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke are making an early change in the second half. 

    Mame Diouf comes on to give them some oomph in attack, replacing Marco van Ginkel who's been fairly quiet. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    England's Jack Butland has been a rock for Stoke. 

    After saving well from Andy Carroll, the keeper climbs above every player in the crowded penalty box and gathers, after a very long Michail Antonio throw-in. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Striker Andy Carroll powers a header towards goal and Stoke keeper Jack Butland dives out-stretched to his right and sends it away from danger. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Cheikhou Kouyate has a jab towards goal but it is blocked and goes behind for a corner, which also comes to nothing for West Ham.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    We're back under way. A goal would be nice in the second half, lads.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke City

  22. The gift of three points

    West Ham v Stoke City (15:00 GMT)

    Santa paid a visit to the Boleyn Ground before today's game. 

    He hasn't delivered three points just yet...

  23. Carroll v Shawcross

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke City

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    "Playing against Shawcross, you know you're going to be in a battle. The surprising thing is Carroll going down like he has been poleaxed.

    "I think Carroll has chose to go down to try to get something."  

  24. First-half stats

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    BBC stats
  25. Half-time: West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Lively at times but also a bit scrappy. 

    The battle between Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross and West Ham striker Andy Carroll is getting tasty. Let's see how that plays out in the second half.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Aaron Cresswell whips a lovely ball in from the left and it reaches West Ham team-mate Michail Antonio but he messes it up from close range and it goes over. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Ryan Shawcross and Andy Carroll come to blows again and a free-kick is given about 25 yards out. 

    Mauro Zarate takes it but it's headed clear. 

    Andy Carroll, West Ham
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    A decent penalty shout for West Ham.

    Ryan Shawcross gives the ball away to Mark Noble, and the West Ham captain makes a run forward before being brought down in the area by Shawcross.

    Only a corner given by the ref.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    The hosts are retaining the ball well in the Stoke half but are really lacking the potent touch in the final third. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke's Erik Pieters gets a yellow card for a foul on Cheikhou Kouyate.

    A free-kick is given and it's whipped in to James Collins, but the West Ham defender can't get his shot past Jack Butland

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Who's winning?

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    A long ball over the top reaches big striker Andy Carroll and the England international tries to lay it off but it's cleared by Stoke.

    A physical battle between Carroll and Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross is developing nicely.

    Shawcross appears to body-block Carroll and the West Ham man goes down holding his face. Referee Andre Marriner has a word but no action is taken.

    Andy Carroll and Ryan Shawcross
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke's Marko Arnautovic grabbed two against Manchester City last week and he's just gone close again.

    He tried to latch onto a low Glen Johnson ball-in but he can't convert from six yards out. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Jack Butland is sent into action as Hammers striker Andy Carroll comes storming forward. The Stoke keeper makes himself big and gathers with ease.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    West Ham v Stoke

    Stoke just edging possession at the moment, but it is a bit slow from both teams

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Michail Antonio once again bursts forward but his West Ham team-mates are playing catch up, and by the time he reaches the penalty area there's a swarm of Stoke defenders ready to dispossess him.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    It's all a bit scrappy at the moment.

    West Ham are trying to break through the brick wall that is Stoke's defence but the Potters are holding firm. 

    You can see why Stoke have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.

    Geoff Cameron and Mauro Zarate
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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Michail Antonio, on his first Premier League start for West Ham, makes it to the byline but he tries what looks like a cross-shot and it bobbles into keeper Jack Butland's hands. 

    At the other end, Ibrahim Afellay is at it again. He twists and turns but his shot goes over after it deflected off West Ham defender James Collins. 

  39. Look who's watching...

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Former West Ham and Stoke winger Matthew Etherington is in the crowd.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Marco van Ginkel will be kicking himself now. The Stoke man has just scuffed an absolute sitter in front of goal.

    The ball came in from close range from Ibrahim Afellay, who is causing West Ham serious problems. 

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Marco van Ginkel is inches away from poking it home for Stoke after a perfect ball in from Ibrahim Afellay on the right.

    Unfortunately Van Ginkel catches Adrian where it hurts and the West Ham keeper needs a few quiet minutes to recover. Ouch.  

    Ibrahim Afellay and Alex Song
  42. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    West Ham are building pressure and win the first corner of the game. Mauro Zarate curls it in, aiming it at Andy Carroll, but it's cleared.

    Stoke bomb up field in their first real attack and Marco van Ginkel shows some real pace, but James Collins clears.

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    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    West Ham pinging the ball around nicely in the middle of the park.

    Cheikhou Kouyate and Michail Antonio both have decent shots from distance for the hosts but both are saved by big Jack Butland. 

  44. Kick-off

    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    And we're off. There's still bubbles all over the pitch, mind.

  45. Crackle and banter

    Quote Message: After a performance and result like that [against Manchester City], there's been a real crackle about the group and some banter. You sense a lot of confidence. But the challenge is being able to do it week in, week out, not just in one-off games. from Stoke manager Mark Hughes
    Stoke manager Mark Hughes
  46. 'Time for the players to step up'

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Quote Message: It's going to be hard without players like Lanzini, Payet, Moses and Sakho, but we played without almost all of them against Manchester United and still we created enough chances to score goals. As I said, when all the players were available it was also about the squad. Now, we have a tinier squad but it's time for those those players to step up. from West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
  47. 'Solid Shawcross for England'

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    John Hartson

    Former Arsenal striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I can’t believe Ryan Shawcross has not won more England caps. He is a rock at the back for Stoke, he’s a leader, he puts his head on it, he’s a no-nonsense defender - and that’s taking nothing away from the fact that he can play. 

    "They've got a good mix, Stoke, but it all starts at the back."

  48. Thou shall not pass

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Ryan Shawcross
  49. 'A blow for the Premier League'

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "West Ham’s injury problems are a disappointment for everyone. Slaven Bilic came in and he was a breath of fresh air to the Premier League. 

    "He unleashed these players with a great attacking style. They were really showing an ambition, they set up very well, and made the best of the players they had. 

    "It’s a blow for the Premier League without those players. I think they’d have challenged for the top five or six if they’d kept them all fit."

    Slaven Bilic
  50. West Ham's injury issues

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Victor Moses
    Image caption: Victor Moses suffered his injury at Manchester United last weekend.

    While Stoke have enjoyed a week of contentment after their 2-0 win over Manchester City last weekend, it's been a difficult one for hosts West Ham.

    The Hammers put on a fantastic display to secure a 0-0 draw with Manchester United, but Winston Reid and Victor Moses have joined Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini on the sidelines.

    Time will tell if they'll cope without their key men. 

  51. Team news

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    West Ham

    West Ham XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Antonio, Kouyate, Zarate, Carroll  

    Subs: Randolph, Jenkinson, Obiang, Oxford, Cullen, Valencia, Jelavic 


    Stoke XI: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Cameron, Arnautovic, v.Ginkel, Afellay, Bojan  

    Subs: Haugaard; Bardsley, Wilson, Joselu, Adam, Walters, Diouf.

  52. Team news

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    West Ham are forced to make two changes with Winston Reid and Victor Moses out injured. James Collins and Michail Antonio come into the starting line-up. 

    A big blow for Stoke as Xherdan Shaqiri misses out, reportedly through illness, and is replaced by Marco van Ginkel in midfield.

  53. The form book

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Only one point separates the two sides, but West Ham sit eighth while Stoke are 11th in a congested mid-table.

    The Hammers have gone five league matches without a win, having previously gone on a seven game unbeaten run. 

    Stoke have taken 10 points from their last five games and they have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.

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    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

  55. Good afternoon

    West Ham v Stoke (15:00 GMT)

    Reckon Stoke's Marko Arnautovic is still flying after last weekend's double against Manchester City?

    Marko Arnautovic

    Let's see if Slaven Bilic's men are primed to bring Stoke down the earth with a West Ham bang....