FT - Stoke City 2-2 West Ham United


Full time: Stoke City 2-2 West Ham United

FT: 2-2 and a breathless game here at the Britannia Stadium. The Hammers will be delighted with that point after falling 2-0 down before the hour. It looked like a long way back at that stage, but two goals in 13 minutes rescued a point. Stewart Downing and Enner Valencia bagged a goal and assist each, and we'll have full reaction here on whufc.com very shortly.

90+2: Left wing corner for Stoke and Adam delivers. Shawcross gets a shot in but it's well blocked and the Hammers get clear.

90: Three minutes of added time have been signalled by fourth official Neil Swarbrick.

86: Walters clatters into Adrian as the goalkeeper tries to gather a free-kick delivered from deep. It's a clear foul and referee Foy agrees, giving the Hammers a free kick of their own.

83: Adrian makes a fine sprawling stop to deny Geoff Cameron, but the referee did not see the keeper's touch and it's a goal kick. It's fair to say the home crowd are not happy!

81: The Potters make a change as Charlie Adam comes on for Bojan. Adam's first task is to deliver a corner, but the Hammers clear. Into the final nine minutes here.

80: Good hands from Adrian to make sure Bojan's shot doesn't escape his grasp and come out to another Stoke player. The Spaniard's effort from 20 yards had power, but Adrian did well.

77: Great football from the Hammers on the edge of the area as Downing feeds into Song, who flicks around the corner to Valencia. The angle is tight and Begovic does well to flick the ball away from the Ecuador striker.

76: The Hammers are buoyant and Valencia is given the chance to shoot as the Stoke defence backs off. He doesn't need asking twice from 30 yards, but the ball dips wide of the left hand post.

73: GOALLLLLLLLLLL! 2-2. The Hammers are level! Valencia sprints clear of Cameron in the left channel and crosses low from the by-line. His delivery is missed by Kouyate but drop for Downing to smash home from 15 yards. A goal and assist for the No11 now and the Hammers are back on terms.

72: Jenkinson wins a corner but before it can come in there's a bit of handbags between Cole and Begovic. A calming word from referee Chris Foy later, Downing delivers but Stoke clear.

71: Big chance for Stoke to re-establish their two goal lead as Bojan arcs a wonderfully inviting free-kick into the box for Diouf, who had a free header from ten yards but stuck it over the top. Relief for the Hammers.

68: The Hammers' final substitution of the afternoon sees Kevin Nolan replace Mark Noble.

67: Tomkins heads clear at the near post to spark a break through Valencia. He scurries away down the left hand side and tries to feed Kouyate. His first touch is blocked by Shawcross, but rebounds back against him and almost drops for Cole inside the area, but Begovic picks up the pieces.

66: It's a yellow card apiece now after James Collins is penalised for a foul on Bojan inside the centre circle.

63: The Hammers may have hope, but they need to keep the back door shut and Adrian saves well to deny Walters after the home side work a break well to give the Irishman a shooting chance 12 yards out.

60: GOAL! West Ham are back in this! The home fans scream for a free-kick when Song dives into a tackle on halfway. There's no free-kick and after the hosts give the ball away, Downing turns away from his man and sprints clear down the right wing before crossing early with his right foot towards the far post, where Valencia produces a magnificent diving header to beat Begovic down low to his left. 2-1 Stoke.

58: At the other end the Hammers force a half-opening as Song slides a ball for Valencia in the right channel. He shoots, but there's a foot in the way and the ball flies over the top for a corner.

57: Stoke are on the hunt for more and Moses gets around Jenkinson before placing his effort just wide of the far post.

56: Goal! It's a real mountain to climb for the Hammers now. Jonathan Walters gets the better of Aaron Cresswell as they chase a ball which turns the Hammers man back towards his own goal in the right channel. Cresswell tries to shield, but can't prevent Walters from getting around him. The Hammers are scrambling back, but they can't get to Diouf, who is on the end of Walters' cross to make it 2-0.

54: Steve Sidwell becomes the first player to go into referee Chris Foy's notebook as he stops Enner Valencia from breaking away down the left flank.

53: The lively Bojan is given a chance to shoot when Song concedes a free-kick 30 yards from goal. The Spaniard's effort is on target, but given the distance out, Adrian can see it all the way and gathers into his midriff.

48: There's an early corner down the left for Stoke and Moses plays short to Sidwell. He has time to cross, but picks out Collins and the Hammers clear.

46: This is Carlton Cole's 200th Premier League appearance for the Hammers - a goal would be a fine way to mark it!

4.02pm We're back underway. Come on you Irons!

4.01pm Both teams are back out on the field and the Hammers will be making a half-time change - their second of the game. Carlton Cole is on for Morgan Amalfitano.

HT: Chris Foy blows his whistle and the Hammers will be glad to get in for a chance to regroup. Stoke lead thanks to Victor Moses scrappy opener and the Hammers will hope for more as an attacking force in the second 45.

45+2: So close to 2-0. Cameron feeds the ball into Diouf's feet inside the box. He gets away from Collins by the penalty spot and looks all set to score, but Adrian makes himself big and gets something on it to deflect behind for a corner. Big, big save as it would have been a long way back from 2-0 down.

45: Two minutes of added time have been indicated here.

43: Amalfitano looks to have tackled Cameron, but he spins out of it as Noble closes in. That gives the American the time to get to the edge of the area and cross towards Diouf, but Tomkins gets a good foot in to knock away.

40: Moses is at it again, holding off Song as he bursts down the left touchline. He reaches James Collins at the edge of the box and after the ball bounces between the pair of them Aaron Cresswell cleans up.

38: Stoke have kept possession well since their opener and Sidwell spots a chance to shoot from 25 yards but slams the effort wide of the mark.

33: Goal! Stoke strike first and it's a scruffy goal that's undone the Hammers. Cameron's long throw is cleared back to him, and he stands up a cross to the far post, which Diouf keeps alive. Bojan's shot is blocked, but wrongfoots Adrian as he dives to try and make the save. That leaves Moses with the simple task of knocking home from close range. 1-0.

32: Almost for Song as Valencia makes another promising run off the shoulder of his defender. The No30 tries to thread it through, but an outstretched foot from Shawcross blocks it.

30: Alex Song knocks the ball behind for a corner - Stoke's third from this right hand side - amd Moses delivery to the near post is flicked by Walters but wide of the near post.

27: Having won the ball back, West Ham build an attack and it's a good one which ends with Song feeding Downing in the right channel, but he can't keep his right-footed effort down. Best opening for the Hammers so far.

26: Victor Moses is proving a tricky customer down the left in these early exchanges and he drags the ball past Jenkinson before passing off to Bojan. West Ham win the ball back but they will have to keep an eye on Moses.

24: Reid contests a tackle with Nzonzi and stays down afterwards. His afternoon is over as he walks slowly over to the touchline. James Tomkins is on in his place.

21: Bojan gets half-a-yard on Amalfitano down the right and whips over a low cross that's so dangerous for the Hammers. Reid can't afford to get a touch on it facing his own goal, and Diouf can't quite get there as he dives in behind, and the Hammers escaps.

17: Amalfiano finds himself facing his own by-line with no way out and eventually concedes a corner under pressure from Walters. Reid won't be able to defend the corner as he received treatment. It's cleared though and the No2 is back on.

16: Ginge loves a flying block and he's at it again to close down Nzonzi as he lines up a shot from 25 yards. In the end it barely travels two before the Hammers defender cuts it out. Still 0-0.

14: Song picks Sidwell's pocket in midfield and begins a charge towards the Stoke penalty area. Valencia makes a run off his right shoulder, but Song can't force the ball through to him and Begovic tidies up.

11: Stoke have come out of the traps quicker here, and Walters hooks a shot comfortably wide of the far post from the right-hand corner of the penalty area.

10: Great block James Collins! The Hammers look to be in trouble when the ball comes in from the right hand side. It is only cleared to the edge of the box, where Bojan collects and shoots, but Collins flies in front of the ball to take all the pace out of the effort and allow Adrian to gather.

8: Alex Song is fouled 30 yards out and the home fans don't like that decision. What they do like is the result from the free-kick though as Downing's strike flies over the crossbar.

7: The first serious effort on goal from either team comes from Stoke's Victor Moses, who cuts inside off the flank after collecting possession from Diouf, who held the ball up well. Moses is able to shoot from 25 yards, but the effort is too high and goes over Adrian's crossbar.

6: At the other end Cameron looks to get around the outside of Alex Song, but goes to ground by the by-line as the ball runs out for a goal-kick. No foul.

4: The Hammers respond with their first spell of possession and after Alex Song passes back to Winston Reid, the No2 looks to cross from deep, but his pass isn't directed quite well enough and it clears Begovic's crossbar.

2: The corner was a dangerous one too, with Moses outswinging effort flying through the six yard box and, thankfully for the Hammers, not being met with a connection from any Stoke players.

1: A pass out to Cresswell is left short, allowing Nzonzi to nip in and charge down the right wing. He crosses low, looking for Diouf, and Reid has to slide in to prod behind for a corner.

3pm We're underway. Come on you Irons! The Hammers are attacking the end with Stoke's supporters in during this first half, with the visiting fans belting out a rousing rendition of Bubbles.

2.57pm The Hammers are clad in their blue away kit today, with Stoke City in their traditional red and white stripes.

2.55pm Mark Noble leads the Hammers out of the tunnel. It's nearly time for action!

2.53pm The Hammers will be looking to avenge the 3-1 defeat they suffered here at the Britannia Stadium last season - happier memories come from two years ago when Jack Collison scored the only goal of the game to give Sam Allardyce's men the points.

2.50pm We're only ten minutes from kick-off now! Check out our live gallery of images over on our Facebook page here.

2.15pm The Hammers are going for a fourth straight win today and we've got some pre-match stats for you.

- West Ham have scored in eight consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November 2009, when they managed ten in a row.

- If he features, Carlton Cole will make his 200th Premier League appearance for West Ham.

- West Ham have had 35 headed shots - 17 more than any other Premier League club - and scored a league-leading seven headed goals.

- Just six goals have been scored in four matches at the Britannia Stadium this season - the fewest of any Premier League ground.

2.10pm Carl Jenkinson has been talking to the TV cameras ahead of today's game. Here's what the Hammers' No18 had to say...

"We're flying at the moment, it's going really well for us and we're playing some good football. This is a massive game for us today and we hope to come out with a positive result.

"There have been a lot of different goalscorers and we've got a lot of players who can score goals, which is fantastic for the team.

"We're in a good place at the moment and we're playing some good stuff. We've got to keep this run going because it can change very quickly.

"We've got a lot of difficult games this season and Stoke will be one of them, but hopefully we can play really well and come out with the points."

2.05pm So one change for the Hammers as Diafra Sakho misses out due to the shoulder injury he suffered against Manchester City last weekend. Cheikhou Kouyate returns in his place meaning Enner Valencia will lead the line for the visitors.

For Stoke, both Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley are suspended, while Charlie Adam drops down to the bench. Bojan, Mame Diouf and Steve Sidwell are their replacements.

2pm The team news is in...

Stoke City: Begovic, Pieters, Wilson, Moses, Nzonzi, Shawcross (c), Doiuf, Walters, Cameron, Sidwell, Bojan
Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Ireland, Arnautovic, Adam, Teixiera, Assiadi

West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Downing, Noble (c), Jenkinson, Collins, Amalfitano, Song, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Nolan, Tomkins, Jarvis, Zarate, O'Brien, Cole

Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today's Barclays Premier League game at Stoke City.

The Hammers are going for a fourth straight win today, following recent successes against Queens Park Rangers, Burnley and Manchester City.

It means that the Hammers are protecting a top four position and will move up to third - for 24 hours at least - should they triumph again today.

Stoke, meanwhile, have been defeated twice by Southampton in the last week, but won last time out at home in the league, defeating Swansea City 2-1 on 19 October.

They are missing Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley due to suspension today, while the Hammers will give Diafra Sakho a late fitness test after he suffered a shoulder injury last week.