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Played
February 26, 2013 1:30 AM IST
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 35005‎
 
25′ (PG) Andy Carroll
Gareth Bale 13′
58′ Joe Cole
 
Gareth Bale 90′

West Ham - Tottenham Preview: Visitors look for win to further top four ambitions in London derby

Spurs will be aiming for a win to improve their Champions League qualification hopes while the Hammers are targeting safety, sitting only seven points clear of the relegation zone

By Rhys Turrell

Dembele, Tottenham
Jamie McDonald
  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WEST HAM

Jaaskelainen
Demel, Reid, Tomkins, Taylor
Noble, Diame
J Cole, Nolan, Jarvis
Carroll
TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Gallas,  Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto
Parker, Dembele
Lennon, Dempsey, Bale
Adebayor

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be hoping to welcome James Collins (hamstring) back to his first team squad after the Wales defender was ruled out for the Hammers' previous six games, but he may not start.

Joey O'Brien (thigh) is a doubt after he limped out the Irons' defeat at Aston Villa last time out, while fellow defender George McCartney (knee) will definitely be missing.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is likely to be without striker Jermain Defoe (ankle) and midfielder Tom Huddlestone (knee) for the trip to Upton Park, although long-term absentee Younes Kaboul (knee) is close to a return, and could make the bench, and Hugo Lloris is expected to replace Brad Friedel in goal.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • West Ham's last seven Premier League goals have been scored by different players.
  • The Irons have neither scored nor conceded a goal at Upton Park between the 50th and 60th minute this season.
  • Sam Allardyce's men have won just twice in the league in 2013, with both victories coming at Upton Park (against Norwich and Swansea).
  • Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale (pictured) has scored six out the club's last eight goals in all competitons.
  • Spurs have conceded more than a third (36 per cent) of their away goals between the 70th and 80th minutes this season. However, they have scored 39% of their goals in the same timeframe.
  • Andre Villas-Boas' side have conceded more than one goal only once in their last 13 games in all competitons (against Leeds in the FA Cup).
  • Spurs have the second-best away form in the league, having gone five games unbeaten on the road.
  • Monday night's game marks 20 years since the death of former West Ham and England captain Bobby Moore, and before kick-off a minute's applause will be observed, as well as a fan mosaic bearing his shirt in the Bobby Moore Stand.


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22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
19James CollinsDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
26Joe ColeMidfielder
26Gary O'NeilMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
30Raphael SpiegelGoalkeeper
2Emanuel PogatetzDefender
-Jack CollisonMidfielder
14Matthew TaylorMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
12Ricardo Vaz TeStriker
29Marouane ChamakhStriker
25Hugo LlorisGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
20Michael DawsonDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
4Steven CaulkerDefender
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
28Scott ParkerMidfielder
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
19Mousa DembéléMidfielder
10Lewis HoltbyMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
13William GallasDefender
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
32Benoit Assou-EkottoDefender
22Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
46Thomas CarrollMidfielder
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