NEWCASTLE UNITED v WEST HAM UNITED
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2012
KICK-OFF: 3PM
REFEREE: MIKE DEAN

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Introduction

• West Ham United travel to Newcastle United seeking their second away Barclays Premier League victory of the season and looking to build on last weekend's fine goalless home draw with champions Manchester City. The Hammers start the weekend in ninth place, having collected 15 points from their opening ten league fixtures.

• Newcastle United start the weekend one point and one place below the Hammers in tenth. The Magpies picked up a creditable 1-1 draw at Liverpool in their most-recent Barclays Premier League outing at Anfield last Sunday. Newcastle were also in action on Thursday evening, when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Belgian side Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The Hammers have picked up four points from four matches on the road so far this term, winning at Queens Park Rangers (2-1), drawing at Norwich City (0-0) and losing at Swansea City (0-3) and Wigan Athletic (1-2). Newcastle United have won three of their five home league matches so far, as well as scoring victories over Atromitos, Bordeaux and Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League at St James' Park.

• Both managers will be facing their former clubs on Sunday. West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce took charge of Newcastle United between May 2007 and December 2008, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was in charge at West Ham United between 2003 and 2006 - the tenth manager in the club's history. Pardew led the Hammers to promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs in 2005 and the 2006 FA Cup final.

• Hammers pair Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll will also be returning to St James' Park after successful spells with the Magpies. Nolan captained the club to promotion from the Championship in 2009/10, with local hero Carroll leading the charge by scoring 17 goals. Sunday's game will also see West Ham United come up against former striker Demba Ba, who became a cult figure at the Boleyn Gruond by scoring seven goals in 13 appearances between January and May 2011.

• Andy Carroll scored his first Newcastle United goal on his first competitive start for the club at St James' Park on 10 January 2009. Carroll scored the final goal in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Earlier, former Magpies striker Craig Bellamy cancelled out Michael Owen's opening goal before Carlton Cole put the Hammers in front ten minutes after the break. The home side earned a point when Carroll headed in Damien Duff's cross with 12 minutes to play.

• Sunday's game will be the 122nd meeting between the two clubs. Newcastle United have recorded 49 victories, West Ham United 37 wins and there have been 35 draws.

• Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last nine home league matches against West Ham United. The Hammers' most-recent victory at St James' Park came on 31 October 1998, when Ian Wright scored twice and Trevor Sinclair once in a 3-0 Premier League success.

• West Ham United and Newcastle United have met twice previously on 11 November. The two clubs drew 0-0 in Division Two at the Boleyn Ground in 1989, while the Magpies scored a 1-0 Division One victory at St James' Park in 1967.

• The Hammers have contested 12 fixtures on 11 November in years gone by, winning three, drawing three and losing six.


Team news

West Ham United will hand fitness tests to centre-backs James Collins and James Tomkins. Collins suffered a hamstring injury in the goalless draw with Manchester City last Saturday, while Tomkins hurt his groin in training the previous week. Right-back Guy Demel has returned to full training following a thigh problem and is expected to travel with the squad.

• The Hammers will definitely be without the injured Jack Collison (knee), Alou Diarra (thigh), Matt Taylor (calf) and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder).

• Newcastle United are hoping striker Demba Ba (calf) and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye (hamstring) will be fit to start against the Hammers. Utlilty man James Perch (thigh), midfielder Dan Gosling (knee), forward Haris Vuckic (knee) and full-back Ryan Taylor (knee) are definitely sidelined.

• Magpies captain and Argentina centre-back Fabricio Coloccini will miss the game through suspension after being sent-off in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool last Sunday. Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote is also suspended, having been sent-off in the North East derby with Sunderland on 21 October.


Last time out

Saturday 3 November 2012
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United 0-0 Manchester City
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Reid, McCartney, Collins (Spence 84), Benayoun, Noble, Jarvis, Diame (O'Neil, 72), Nolan,  Carroll (Cole 78)
Subs not used: Spiegel, Maiga, Hall, Chambers

Thursday 8 November 2012
UEFA Europa League Group
Club Brugge 2-2 Newcastle United
Newcastle: Krul, Williamson (S.Taylor 59), Tavernier, Coloccini, Tiote, Marveaux, Obertan, Anita, Bigirimana (Cabaye 72), Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi (Amalfitano 83)
Subs not used: Cisse, Elliot, Ferguson, Santon
Goals: Anita 41, Shola Ameobi 43


Last meeting

A hat-trick from Leon Best saw Newcastle United romp to a 5-0 home Barclays Premier League victory over West Ham United on Wednesday 5 January 2011. The majority of the 42,387 inside St James' Park enjoyed watching Best net after 18, 39 and 60 minutes. Future Hammer Kevin Nolan scored Newcastle's third goal on the stroke of half-time before Peter Lovenkrands completed the rout on 63 minutes. The lineups that evening were:

Newcastle United: Harper, Taylor (Williamson 46), Enrique, Simpson, Coloccini, Barton, Gutierrez (Ferguson 66), Tiote, Nolan, Best (Ranger 64), Lovenkrands
Subs not used: Krul, Guthrie, Perch, Routledge

West Ham United: Green, Gabbidon, Ben-Haim, Upson, Tomkins, Parker, Kovac (Obinna 46), Noble (Hines 71), Piquionne (Behrami 46), C Cole, F Sears
Subs not used: Reid, Boffin, Spector, Barrera


Head to head

Last six meetings (all Barclays Premier League)

5 January 2011 - Newcastle United 5-0 West Ham United
23 October 2010 - West Ham United 1-2 Newcastle United
10 January 2009 - Newcastle United 2-2 West Ham United
20 September 2008 - West Ham United 3-1 Newcastle United
26 April 2008 - West Ham United 2-2 Newcastle United
23 September 2007 - Newcastle United 3-1 West Ham United

Overall record v Newcastle United (all competitions): W 37, D 35, L 49


Ten-year records

West Ham United

2011/12 Championship 3rd (86 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (33 points - relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th (35 points)
2008/09 Premier League 9th (51 points)
2007/08 Premier League 10th (49 points)
2006/07 Premier League 15th (41 points)
2005/06 Premier League 9th (55 points)
2004/05 Championship 6th (73 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Championship 4th (74 points)
2002/03 Premier League 18th (42 points - relegated to Championship)

Newcastle United

2011/12 Premier League 5th (65 points)
2010/11 Premier League 12th (46 points)
2009/10 Championship 1st (102 points - promoted to Premier League)
2008/09 Premier League 18th (34 points - relegated to Championship)
2007/08 Premier League 12th (43 points)
2006/07 Premier League 13th (43 points)
2005/06 Premier League 7th (58 points)
2004/05 Premier League 14th (44 points)
2003/04 Premier League 5th (56 points)
2002/03 Premier League 3rd (69 points)


Referee

• Sunday's referee is Mike Dean, who also took charge of West Ham United's most-recent visit to Newcastle United in January 2011.

• Dean began refereeing in 1985, starting out his career in senior football in the Northern Premier League.

• In 2004, Dean took charge of his first international match, a friendly between the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland at Amsterdam Arena. That same year, he took control of the FA Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester United.

• In May 2006, he refereed the Championship play-off final between Leeds United and Watford at the Millennium Stadium. In 2008, he was the man-in-the-middle for the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium.

• Dean has taken charge of both West Ham United and Newcastle United on 30 occasions. The 44-year-old took charge of West Ham's 1-0 opening day home win over Aston Villa in August, but has yet to officiate at a Magpies fixture this season. 


Old boys

• West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan scored 30 goals in 91 appearances for Newcastle United between January 2009 and May 2011, captaining the Magpies to the Championship title in 2009/10.

• Hammers striker Andy Carroll was born in Gateshead and came through the Academy ranks at Newcastle United. The 23-year-old netted 33 goals in 91 games for the Magpies before joining Liverpool in a record £35m deal in January 2011.

• Newcastle United striker Demba Ba played 13 times for West Ham United between January and May 2011, scoring seven goals. The Senegal international joined Newcastle United in summer 2011.

• Sam Allardyce took charge of Newcastle United 24 times between May 2007 and January 2008, winning eight matches, losing ten and drawing six.

• Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew spent a little more than three years in charge at West Ham between October 2003 and December 2006. Pardew led the Hammers to promotion via the play-offs in 2004/05 and the 2006 FA Cup final. In total, he took charge of 163 matches, winning 67, losing 58 and drawing 38.

• Others who have played for both clubs include Craig Bellamy, Lee Bowyer, Franz Carr, John Dowsey, Kieron Dyer, Dave Gardner, Paul Goddard, Shaka Hislop, James Jackson, Vic Keeble, Matthew Kingsley, Paul Kitson, Robert Lee, Joe Loughlin, Scott Parker, Stuart Pearce, Wayne Quinn, Bryan 'Pop' Robson, George Robson, Keith Robson, Harold Smith, Nolberto Solano, Hal Tate and David Terrier.


General information

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• Sunday's forecast in Newcastle is for sunny intervals and a maximum temperature of 8C (47F).

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