FT: West Ham 2 Tottenham 0

Adrian drops a Spurs corner and gathers at the second attempt but a free-kick is awarded for Adebayor's challenge on him.

At the other end Chiriches wins a sprint with Cole and Lloris comes out to safely gather.

Late drama as Rose jinks his way into the West Ham box but Adrian makes a superb save to tip it over.

We will have a minimum of three minutes added time.

The Hammers counter and Jarvis goes down after a tussle with Dawson but again penalty appeals are waved away.

Soldado tries a shot but it's wide and way off target.

James Aust says: "It's been a long season as a Spurs fan, been going backwards for the last 2 seasons. Everyone knows we wasted the Bale money and now it's up to a new man to pick up the pieces left by AVB and Sherwood. Levy has to take his time and pick carefully the next manager as we are becoming a joke."

Another West Ham change sees Matt Jarvis replace Nolan.

Spurs win it back and Sandro's cross hits Taylor but huge penalty appeals are waved away.

They do force a corner with Eriksen's kick cleared.

It's looking as though both teams have settled for this scoreline, with Spurs still to really test Adrian.

Sandro picks up a booking.

West Ham make a change with Carroll replaced by carlton Cole.

Carroll this time meets a cross from Downing but Lloris is able to make a comfortable save.

Noble plays it into a crowded box and this time Lloris' punch is not decisive and it drops to Carroll who stabs it goalwards but Naughton boots it to safety.

Sandro bundles over Diame and West Ham have a free-kick down the left.

Soldado tries to lift the ball over the top for Adebayor, but it's poorly executed and Tomkins mops up.

West Ham are content to keep possession and it could be that Allardyce makes some changes before the end.

Spurs are still pressing but they have not carried any threat in the final third where it counts.

Eriksen picks out Soldado in the box with an exquisite pass, but the striker hooks it back across goal and West Ham clear.

The tempo is dropping as we enter the final stages.

It's not been a good debut season for the Spurs striker and that effort just about sums it up.

Spurs counter and Eriksen picks out Soldado in the box but he scuffs his shot horribly wide.

Sandro's poor pass is intercepted by Carroll but he fires wide from the edge of the box.

Certainly the game has become a little more feisty in the last few minutes, but it is a derby.

Both players are booked for their indiscretions.

Soldado chops down Reid and then grabs hold of Nolan who had confronted him.

Adebayor fouls Noble and is lucky to escape a booking. Spurs have given away a lot of free-kicks which has only added to the pressure on their goal.

Carroll this time meets it but is unable to direct his header goalwards.

Dawson is forced to concede a corner that causes some panic in the Spurs box before the hosts earn a second one.

Lost roll of the dice from Sherwood as he tries to get his side back in the game.

Spurs make a doubkle change with Sandro on for Paulinho and Soldado replacing Sigurdsson.

Taylor tries a shot from the edge of the box that is well held by Lloris.

The home keeper has had one or two anxious moments today - most of them his own doing it has to be said.

Eriksen floats the ball into the near post and Adrian looks to have it covered but collides with the post and in the end juggles it out for corner which is cleared.

It's still a very open game and I'd be amazed if there were not more goals.

Eriksen finds space down the right and tries an ambitious shot that is well wide.

The Hammers counter through Downing who finds Carroll on the edge of the box. He then tries to play in Nolan but Naughton makes a vital interception.

Lennon goes down on the edge of the box after a challenge from Tomkins, but play is waved on.

I think I can probably name my man of the match now ... West Ham could easily be four or five goals to the good were it not for Lloris.

Lloris again comes to the rescue to deny Nolan with his leg from point-blank range after Carroll has flicked on a long ball by Tomkins.

There certainly seems to be plenty of doom and gloom surrounding Spurs at the moment - and this scoreline is not going to help.

The French keeper is keeping Spurs in the game and that was once again out of the top drawer.

Diame meets Downing's cross with a scissor kick which is superbly parried by Lloris who then kacks the ball clear of Nolan as he was about to pounce. The ball breaks to Noble on the edge of the box and he curls a shot just inches wide.

Adrian recklessly comes out of box to confront Paulinho and is relieved that Spurs are unable to get the ball in the box ... what was he thinking???

Spurs are keeping possession in the early stages but they really need to be on the ball in the final third, not in their own half.

West Ham get the second-half started and there have been no further changes during the interval.

The whistle blows and West Ham are given a standing ovation as they leave the field.

We will have a minimum of two minutes added time.

Carroll flicks the ball to the edge of the box where Naughton gets a foot to it ahead of Nolan, but it breaks back to Carroll and he sends a volley skidding just inches wide.

Downing finds the bottom corner after hitting the ball through a poor defensive wall in which Paulinho actually turned his back on it.

GOAL!Downing drives home the free-kick to double West Ham's lead.

Dawson is booked for bringing down Noble in full flight.

Downing tries to push the ball past Rose but this time the defender beats him for pace and gets it back to Lloris.

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will hope his side can reach the break just a goal adrift and still very much in the game.

Spurs enjoy some possession and Pauilnho has a fierce shot charged down on the edge of the box.

Noble floats a West Ham free-kick into the box and again Lloris leaves his line to punch clear through a crowd of players.

Naughton again makes a timely challenge to halt Diame with Spurs under the cosh.

Great save from the Frenchman that keeps his side in the game with the hosts pouring on the pressure.

Lloris does well to punch clear a cross from Downing and then makes a superb low save to his left to keep out a shot from Taylor.

Paulinho plays a long ball forward looking for the run of Adebayor into the box. Reid gets his head to it and Adrian has to gather at full stretch.

West Ham are attempting to turn the screw with Spurs still looking a little shellshocked.

Downing breaks again and this time feeds the ball out to the overlapping George McCartney. His low cross is half-stopped by Rose and Lloris is grateful to gather.

Spurs ultimately paid a heavy price for Kaboul's challenge with West Ham taking the lead almost as a direct result. I don't think there are too many arguments with the red card as Downing was clean through.

Replays suggest it has to be an own goal with the ball hitting Kane on the head and looping into the net.

Spurs make a change with Vlad Chiriches on for Kane.

Carroll meets the corner at the far post and his header hits Kane before looping into the net so I think that will have to go down as an own goal.

GOAL! Carroll heads West Ham into the lead.

Carroll's free-kick is arrowing towards the top corner but Lloris tips it over for a corner.

There wasn't too much contact but Dowing ran across Kaboul and perhaps even looked for the foul.

Kaboul is arguing his case anmd has to be restrained, but eventually he leaves the field.

Kaboul is deemed to be the last man and is sent off.

Downing is put clear by Noble and is brought down just outside the box by Kaboul.

Eriksen's corner is low to the near post and is cleared back out to him. He plays it back in low, this time with more pace, and Nolan hacks in straight up in the air but is first to it to clear.

Eriksen finds Kane down the right, but his cross is headed powerfully clear by Winston Reid.

West Ham have settled slightly the quicker going by the balance of play, but Spurs do look dangerous on the counter.

Naughton is booked for a foul on Noble.

Downing crosses for Carroll who hits the ball back across goal first time and it's just inches too far ahead of Nolan, but he is flagged for offside.

Another West Ham corner and Carroll is beaten to it but the big striker has been a handful in the early stages.

The keeper launches it downfield and Carroll heads on for Downing who cuts inside but lashes the ball well wide from 20 yards.

Adrian makes a comfotable save from a Paulinho header after a first-time cross from Naughton.

Lloris then shows some nifty footwork to take the ball past Nolan before booting it to safety.

Kane once more puts keeper Adrian under pressure and his kick is sliced and goes out for a throw.

A typical derby beginning - fast and furious with little time for anyone on the ball.

The hosts have a free-kick just inside the centre circle but Younes Kaboul tjis time is able to beat Carroll in the air to get it clear.

Naughton makes an excellent tackle to rob Mohamed Diame as he threatened to burst clear to the by-line.

A frenetic start sees West Ham win a free kick which is rolled short to Carroll whose shot strikes Kane but appeals for a penalty are waved away by referee Dowd.

Spurs counter quickly through Gylfi Sigurdsson who lays it inside to Christian Eriksen and he in turn picks out the unmarked Emmanuel Adebayor who tries a first-time sidefoot from just inside the box but it's an easy save for Adrian.

It's aimed deep to the far post where Andy Carroll heads it back across goal and keeper Hugo Lloris is grateful to gather Mark Noble's mis-hit scissors kick.

Stewart Downing kicks the ball against Danny Rose and the Hammers have the first corner of the game.

An anxious moment for home keeper Adrian who attempts to kick the ball downfield but hits it against Harry Kane and is mightily relieved to see it go just wide.

Michael Dawson tries to find Kyle Naughton down the Tottenham right but knocks the ball out of play.

Spurs get us under way and it's a glorious sunny day in east London.

"I am a United fan and I really hope Tottenham fall on the pressure for 6th place today!! I think they will and I am going for a 2-1 win to West Ham with Nolan, Carroll and Eriksen scoring," says Barnaby Gent.

Chris Green from Huddersfield says: "I honesty can't see Allardyce's men getting anything from today's game, as the Tottenham starting line-up looks frightening! Prediction: West Ham 0 Tottenham 3, with Eriksen and Adebayor (2) scoring the goals."

Tottenham are the odds-on favourites with Sky Bet to take all three points when they face West Ham at Upton Park. The hosts are looking to complete a league double, and their third success against their rivals, this season and are 3/1 to take the points. Hammers skipper, Kevin Nolan, has been price boosted to 9/1 to open the scoring, while a 3-1 Tottenham win is boosted to 16/1.

West Ham and Tottenham make a change apiece for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Upton Park. Matt Taylor is restored to the Hammers line-up in place of Matt Jarvis in the only alteration from last weekend's 1-0 defeat at West Brom. Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood brings in Gylfi Sigurdsson to replace Nacer Chadli in central midfield.

The line-ups are in and are as follows - West Ham: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney, Noble, Taylor, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Carroll. Subs: Jarvis, Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, Carlton Cole, Nocerino. Spurs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Adebayor, Kane. Subs: Chiriches, Soldado, Friedel, Sandro, Fryers, Bentaleb, Pritchard. Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

Welcome to our coverage of today's London derby between West Ham and Spurs from Upton Park. The Hammers are still not safe from relegation and manager Sam Allardyce has been on the receiving end of some flak from the club's fans so victory today would take a lot of pressure off him and the team. It's no easier for Spurs counterpart Tim Sherwood whose side are battling for a European place, but it seems increasingly likely he will lose his job at the end of the season, no matter what happens. Team news and line-ups to follow and, as always, we welcome your views so send them to simon.crawford@bskyb.com and I'll publish the best ones.

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