West Ham United 0 - 0 Sunderland

Match info: Premier League at Upton Park

Date: 14/12/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 31,843

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  • Last Updated: December 13 2013, 13:52 GMT

Team news for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash between West Ham and Sunderland.

Nolan suspended for Hammers

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan for the Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland, with the Hammers also missing several first-team players through injury.

Nolan is banned after picking up a red card in the 4-1 defeat at Liverpool while Winston Reid (ankle), Stewart Downing (calf), Andy Carroll (heel), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder), Mladen Petric (thigh) and Alou Diarra (knee) are all sidelined.

James Collins and Guy Demel are also struggling due to illness but Allardyce is hoping to have both available alongside James Tomkins and Ravel Morrison, who both return to the squad.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has no fresh selection problems.

Only keeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) remain on the casualty list, and with Vito Mannone the man in possession in goal and John O'Shea and Wes Brown having secured the central defensive berths in recent weeks, their respective absences have not proved too problematic.

The Black Cats head for Upton Park sitting at the foot of the table and five points adrift of Crystal Palace, Fulham and the Hammers, and in desperate need of a first win in five attempts in the league.


West Ham (from): Jaaskelainen, Adrian, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, O'Brien, Rat, Chambers, Collison, Noble, J Cole, Morrison, Jarvis, Taylor, Diame, C Cole, Maiga.

Sunderland (from): Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini, Ji.

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