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FULL TIME. That's it, West Ham hold on for the win. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.
N'Zonzi is booked for a challenge on Vaz Te on the left flank 30 yards out.
Pogatetz is on for Jarvis.
Adam is on for Whelan as Pulis makes one last change to try and get back into the game.
Jones is on for Walters.
Carroll is booked after going for a header with Wilkinson.
Shea is on for Kightly for Stoke.
Whelan punts the free-kick forward but the Hammers clear. They break quickly upfield and Vaz Te finds Jarvis to the left side of the box. He shoots from six yards but Begovic saves for a West Ham corner on the left. They take but Stoke clear.
'Stokie phil here again from spain getting really worried we are not playing well & find it hard to score we could still end up in a relegation battle. Tony Pulis needs to earn his wages with his HT team talk.' Yes, surely they will improve for the second period.
'littleliam' says: 'Chuffed with first half performance and 1-0 up. Keep it going lads and get the 3 points. COYI!'
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 7/1 for a Stoke win, 5/2 for the draw and 4/9 for a West Ham victory. My 2-1 Stoke to win prediction is still on but they will have to improve in the second half. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best when I return with my brew!
HALF TIME. That's it, West Ham go in a goal to the good. Stay with us for the second period.
GOAL - COLLISON!!!! Vaz Te makes a strong run before passing to Carroll on the edge of the box. Carroll and Shawcross go in hard for the ball and it bounces loose for Vaz Te to latch onto. He then makes a great pass to find Collison on his own 12 yards out to9 the right of the box and he makes no mistake into the bottom corner!!!!
James Price asks: 'How did Crouch get away without a booking?!? West Ham to win in the face of adversity.' I think the ref got it right - Crouch was entitled to go for the ball.
In a second change, J Cole is also coming off with a hamstring injury to be replaced by Vaz Te.
Collison is now on for Taylor.
'littleliam' says: 'Hello I am a massive West Ham fan and I know our form hasn't been brilliant but today I am going for 1-0 West Ham and Andy Carroll to score.' Cheers, enjoy the game - the teams are on the pitch, we should be underway in a minute or so!!
Mark France says: 'Stoke will be to strong for West ham today fancy a Stoke win 3-1 to leave the Hammers blowing bubbles all the way home.' Just under ten minutes to go now before we find out!!
Ex-Potter Edd Irwin from Durban says: 'Stoke and West Ham are on a par but with home advantage I think Stoke will take the three points on offer. Huth has been suspended but I'm sure there will be enough coverage for him. I'm going for a Stoke win at 1-0.' It could well be tight Edd, cheers for your views!
King Jones, Westham, Botswana says: 'Hey Steve, i had my Stoke top on this morning, but have now swapped it for my Hammers one. Felt we were a bit unlucky against Spurs, and i know Stoke have been a hard nut to crack at home but still have to go for a 1-2 win for the Hammers. Go you Irons.' Cheers King Jones, enjoy the game. We're getting a variety of views here, with plenty thinking the Hammers can bounce back against the Potters - not long to go now to find out!
Brad says: 'I've gone with a 3-1 away win with Diame scoring the first goal, West Ham desperately need to get points on the board.' They do indeed but Tony Pulis will be demanding no let-up from the Potters as well. Still, with your scorecast paying 325/1 with Sky Bet, you will be a very happy punter if your prediction comes in!
'Stokie Phil here in sunny spain...hard one to predict today I am hoping stoke can claim the points but our recent form has been a little indifferent. Here's hoping for a good entertaining game & 3-2 to the Potters.' Cheers Phil, it's sunny here for a change as well!! Enjoy the game!!
FIRST VIEW - Ryan has been in touch to say: 'I think it will be a comfy 2-0 away win for the Hammers. Andy Carroll and J Cole boost our away trips.' Any more views? Send them to email@example.com
My view - I'm going for a narrow 2-1 Stoke victory, with Walters to bounce back from last week's penalty miss to score the first goal, with this scorecast paying a handsome 40/1 with Sky Bet!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Steve has been in touch to say: 'Stoke (11/8) have not been as formidable at home as we've come to expect this term, but they remain hard to beat with six draws, six wins and just one defeat and are popular with punters ahead of their clash with West Ham (2/1). Matches between these sides generally remain low scoring, with an average of 2.1 goals per game, and it's odds-on that there'll be less than three goals again today. It's 6/1 for Peter Crouch to open the scoring for Stoke with Andy Carroll a 15/2 shot for the visitors. The draw is 9/4.' Cheers for the info Steve!
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