Full Time. All over. West Ham win 1-0. Newcastle huffed and puffed but created little all game and the Hammers just about deserved that for a dogged effort. Nolan the goalscorer against his former club.
Reid concedes a corner. Krul is up and only just misses Ben Arfa's cross. Cabaye then fires over.
Carroll doing good work as an auxiliary defender.
Handball by Williamson and West Ham then win a throw-in. Happy to keep the ball high up the field now.
Demel crosses for Maiga but the header is blocked.
There will be five minutes of added time.
Ameobi shoots from distance but it is weak and easy for Jaaskelainen.
O'Neil crosses for Maiga but the forward cannot get a clean head on the ball.
When the ball does come in, Ameobi commits a foul.
West Ham camped inside the Newcastle half. No great pressure from the home side at the moment.
Negative from Maiga. Allardyce and Noble are livid as he refuses to run down the line and instead wants to play keep ball with 10 minutes to go. The Hammers boss knows that a second goal could be key here.
Ba does well to get down the wing and cut the ball back to Obertan who refuses the shot and instead crosses to Ben Arfa at the second attempt but the Frenchman's control for once lets him down.
79 Obertan on for Simpson.
Ferguson hooks the ball forward to Ba but it had already gone out of play.
Taylor puts the ball behind. West Ham corner.
76 Ben Arfa booked for a high foot on Demel.
Newcastle pressing again and Ameobi is proving a real threat in the area but the home side are struggling to find a clear chance.
At the other end Carroll wins the ball off Williamson and then gets through one-on-one but Krul does brilliantly to close down and save. That could have been game over.
Great skill by Ba to get to the byline but nobody can get on the end of it. Then Ben Arfa fires in a shot that Jaaskelainen saves.
West Ham taking the sting out of the game now with a good spell of possession.
Cabaye whips the cross in and Ameobi gets in a good header just wide of the post. Decent chance.
Another good run from Santon wins a corner off Demel.
67 Demel on for the injured McCartney.
Ben Arfa nearly scores direct from a corner but Jaaskelainen just pushes it over. The Newcastle man then messes up the next corner after taking it short.
Now Ba curls one towards the corner and Jaaskelainen can only parry.
Ba finds Ben Arfa out wide but while the Frenchman beats McCartney his cross is over the onrushing striker.
Game is opening up a bit now. Maiga swings in a cross but Carroll is adjudged to have fouled inside the area.
Williamson nearly bundles the ball over the line for Newcastle but Tomkins clears.
61 Positive run by Santon and he is fouled by O'Brien. Clear booking.
Nolan with a hooked cross from the left and O'Neil is allowed a free header at the far post but it is straight at Krul.
Cabaye's delivery is not good and runs out for a throw-in.
Ameobi causing trouble in the box and O'Brien is forced to concede a corner.
Cabaye and Ameobi attempt a one-two but the latter overhits the return pass and it runs out of play.
Reid hobbling off. Looked a nasty landing after going up with Ba.
Delay as Reid is down after an aerial challenge.
Powerful run from Diame after robbing Anita and nearly bundles the ball in but scoops the ball over the bar.
53 O'Neil on for Benayoun.
Ba drifts between the lines to receive the ball and then fires a shot left-footed at goal but pulls it wide of the far post.
Santon dribbles forward and then lays the ball off to Cabaye who shoots from distance but it's comfortable for Jaaskelainen.
Nolan with a free-kick looking for Carroll but it runs through to Krul.
Gutierrez has gone to hospital for checks to see whether there is a broken bone after that challenge. That would be alarming given he played on for some time.
Corner comes in from Cabaye and bodies are piling in but the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
After more replays it seems that while parts of Jaaskelainen's body were over the line, the ball itself wasn't.
Early pressure from Newcastle and that looks in! Ba's header after Tomkins failed to clear. Jaaskelainen saves on the line and that is close but replays are inconclusive.
Newcastle kick off.
46 Shola Ameobi is on for Cisse.
Not sure who Ian thinks I am biased in favour of (I'm genuinely neutral, I assure you) but appreciate I may have been overly negative. Let's hope for a cracking second half.
Ian: "Watching the game live - obviously a different game from you. I thought you were supposed to be neutral??"
Ex-Newcastle player Robbie Elliott on the pitch at half-time. He's been on an epic bike journey across Europe for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Getting a warm reception.
Half Time. West Ham lead at the break thanks to Nolan's goal. It had been a desperate match up to that point but Newcastle have shown more fight since and will need to up their game to get something from this in the second half.
At that last corner Reid appeared to block off Taylor right under the nose of the referee. Lucky to get away with that.
Carroll fails to clear the corner and the shot comes in but again is saved. Newcastle pressuring just before the interval.
Ben Arfa deceives Nolan and then shoots right-footed. It takes a double deflection and goes just wide of the post.
There will be four minutes added time.
45 Noble booked for a foul on Ben Arfa.
Cabaye with a chipped ball into the box and Ba gets a slight touch on it but it runs through to Jaaskelainen.
There has been a response from Newcastle. Dominating now.
Another corner and Williamson wins it but his header is straight at Jaaskelainen.
Ben Arfa wins a corner and when it comes in Ferguson looks set to equalise but Tomkins blocks.
Diame running through and plays the right pass this time to Nolan. The left-footed shot is wide. He was under pressure from Santon but should hit the target.
Both teams have been poor but the onus was always on Newcastle as the home side and even more so now. It's been a lethargic performance and they need to step it up.
Santon clears the initial cross but only as far as O'Brien. His shot is going wide but is diverted in by Nolan. The Newcastle players want an offside flag but he was onside.
39 Goal! Kevin Nolan out of nowhere!
Maiga's first touch is a bad one. He crosses straight out of play.
Cabaye chips the cross in and Williamson wants a penalty for a push by McCartney. Would have been very soft.
Ben Arfa fouled by Nolan. Lots of niggly ones at present.
34 Jarvis is going off. Maiga is on.
That's a lunge from O'Brien on Santon. Fortunate to avoid a booking.
Cabaye's lofted free-kick is straight at Jaaskelainen.
Cabaye with a clever pass nearly gets Simpson in but the angle is a difficult one and Jaaskelainen is off his line to claim.
Delay as Cabaye is down. He was fouled by Noble but nothing was given.
Ben Arfa has been the only man to lift the crowd so far. He gets Ba away down the right but the cross does not find its target.
Nolan wins a flick-on but Carroll has not anticipated the run.
Nolan tries to get Jarvis away but Simpson is alert and that's good defending to clear.
Jarvis gives the ball away. Ben Arfa gives it him back. Story of the half so far.
First save of the game and it's a very comfortable one. Speculative effort from Cabaye is caught by Jaaskelainen.
Cabaye fails to get the corner into the box. Not a good game at the moment sadly.
24 Anita is on for Gutierrez.
Gutierrez is down again. He has not recovered from that early clash.
Ferguson gets the chance to run at O'Brien and wins a corner.
Diame is running at the defence in a central position and Jarvis has made a great run on the left. He just has to play him in but delays and loses the ball.
Noble's free-kick is poor but Newcastle only clear as far as Benayoun. They get away with it as the midfielder's shot is poor and spins well wide.
Carroll holds the ball up well and then Noble is fouled by Ba in a dangerous area.
Gutierrez gets Cisse away in the channel but he's 30 yards out on his wrong foot and tries a first-time shot. Awful decision when he just had to hold the ball and wait for support.
O'Brien gets to the byline and crosses but the ball is cleared for a throw. Newcastle playing on the break at present.
Home fans not impressed with what they are seeing so far as West Ham are controlling midfield. But this cross is over Carroll and it's a goal-kick.
West Ham getting plenty forward as the ball ricochets around the Newcastle box. Scrappy game so far but quite even.
Benayoun and Gutierrez back on.
Long ball from Williamson looking for Cisse put it is too strong and runs through for a goal-kick.
The two men hobble off together.
Delay after Benayoun and Gutierrez both lunge in for a 50:50. Knees clash and both men down for treatment.
The home side nearly punish the Hammers on the break. Cabaye and Ben Arfa break but the pass forces Ba wide and the chance is gone.
Reid wins the header and then Nolan attempts a dramatic overhead kick that is blocked.
Handball by Cisse. Gives West Ham the chance to load the box.
This time Ferguson gets it all wrong. Time to cross and he balloons the ball over the bar.
First bit of quality from Ben Arfa allows Newcastle to break. The ball comes out to the left and Ferguson puts in a good cross but Tomkins scoops the ball away from Cisse.
Backpass to Jaaskelainen and his control isn't great. Cisse is on him quickly but commits the foul.
Ball comes through to Jarvis at the far post but he blasts wildly at the ball with his left foot rather than centre the ball to Carroll and it's a goal-kick.
Ba has the chance to run at the defence but Cisse has got his run wrong and is offside so hsi team-mate cannot play the pass. At the other end, Nolan sees the flag go up after a good run.
Foul by Carroll on Gutierrez draws a strong reaction from the home crowd.
First attack for Newcastle but Ferguson cannot get past Benayoun.
Early long-ball up to Carroll and he wins the header but Santon smartly heads back to Krul.
West Ham kick off.
Thanks for all your feedback. Sorry I couldn't use them all. The players are on the field and after the Remembrance Day tributes we'll be underway.
Elijah: "As an LFC supporter I'm a big fan of Andy Carroll and I really hope he scores a goal, but I don't see it if he gets slaughtered by the home fans. I will go for a 2-0 Newcastle win, with Ba and Ben Arfa scoring."
I was at Wigan for the Hammers' last away game and frankly they were dismal. But the way they responded against Manchester City last time out was impressive. Interesting to see what they come up with this afternoon.
Alan: "I think the Toon will win 5-1 with Cisse scoring three, Ba one and cabaye one. And Nolan will reply."
Steve: "Should be a good game. How well will Carroll and Nolan play? Badly I hope. I'm going for a 2-1 Newcastle win. Ba and Cabaye!"
The players have completed their warm-up and headed back down the tunnel. Not long until we'll be underway here.
Phillip: "West Ham to pinch it, Carroll to score. Come on you Hammers."
But more ominous for the Hammers is the fact they have won just three of their last 41 away games in the Premier League - and two of those wins were in London.
Meanwhile, Allardyce has won his last four matches as a Premier League coach against Newcastle - two of them since he was fired as their manager.
Carroll and Nolan have played in this fixture twice each, scoring on both occasions - for Newcastle.
Ste: "I see Newcastle winning 6-1, Benayoun to get the consolation goal. Hammers are very poor and Newcastle are plodding along.. Ba and Cisse to get two each with Cabaye and Taylor getting on the scoresheet. An easy day for the Toon and a long journey home for the Hammers blowing bubbles again."
George: "Newcastle 2 West Ham 0. Ba & Cabaye to complete the scoreline; a comfortable win for the Magpies this afternoon."
Brad: "Fancy us to get at least a point today. Carroll has got a lot to prove and fancy him setting one up nicely for Nolan. COYI."
Gabriel: "With the important factor of home advantage, I'd be confident Newcastle can record a win. West Ham's successes thus far have mainly been based on their home form, which will certainly be enough to keep them in the division, but going to St James's will be a different ball game for them, especially with Demba Ba amongst the league's top scorers. 2-0 Toon."
No Tiote or Coloccini for the home side as both are suspended. Can West Ham take advantage of that?
Mark says: "3-1 Toon as it's the Toon's favourite scoreline plus without captain Colla and the visit of Nolan and Carroll one is bound to score. Toon scorers will be HBA 2 and Cisse 1."
Good opportunity for Shane Ferguson in the Magpies line-up, while James Tomkins has passed a late fitness test for the Hammers.
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ferguson; Ba, Cisse.
West Ham: Jaaskelainen; O'Brien, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney; Benayoun, Diame, Nolan, Noble, Jarvis; Carroll.
The teams are in and will be up shortly.
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Our friends at Sky Bet have the odds for this one. Newcastle are even money favourites with West Ham at 13/5. The draw is available at 5/2.
Newcastle can overtake the Hammers in the table with a win, while Allardyce's side could go as high as sixth depending upon the Tottenham result at the Etihad Stadium.
Plenty of stories ahead of this one with Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan returning to Tyneside under former Magpies boss Sam Allardyce.
Welcome to live commentary of the Premier League contest between Newcastle and West Ham at St James' Park.
Kick-off is 1500 GMT.