Paul Dummett
By Mark Hannen

 

Newcastle United wrap up their 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign on Sunday when West Ham United travel to Tyneside (3pm kick-off).

The Magpies go into the fixture knowing that a victory would secure their top flight status for another year. Anything less, and they will have to rely on equaling or bettering Hull's result against Manchester United.

Both teams go into this match on the back of 2-1 defeats in London last weekend - Newcastle lost at Queens Park Rangers, while the Hammers ended their home games with a reverse to Everton.

When they met earlier in the season at the Boleyn Ground, West Ham took all three points thanks to a second half strike from Aaron Cresswell.

Follow Sunday's fixture right here on nufc.co.uk for on-the-whistle half-time and full-time reports and exclusive post-match reaction, or live updates on Twitter at @NUFC.

 

STAT ATTACK
Sunday's game is the 127th match between the two clubs, and the 122nd in the league.


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LAST MEETING
29th November, 2014 - West Ham 1 (Cresswell 56) Newcastle 0

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Carl Jenkinson, James Tomkins, James Collins, Aaron Cresswell; Mark Noble, Cheikhou Kouyate (Kevin Nolan, 85); Morgan Amalfitano, Stewart Downing, Matt Jarvis (Mauro Zarate 70); Andy Carroll

Newcastle (4-3-3): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat (Steven Taylor 74), Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Moussa SissokoCheick Tiote (Papiss Cisse 63), Jack Colback; Yoan Gouffran (Remy Cabella 63), Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi


FULL RECORD v WEST HAM
P126 W50 D37 L39 F192 A172


FORM GUIDE
(Last six games - all competitions)

Newcastle - LDLLLL
West Ham- LLWDLD


LAST LINE-UP
Newcastle (v QPR, Premier League): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett, Jonas Gutierrez; Ryan Taylor (Rolando Aarons 64), Jack Colback; Ayoze PerezMoussa Sissoko, Remy Cabella (Sammy Ameobi 73); Emmanuel Riviere (Papiss Cisse 63)
Subs not used: Freddie Woodman, Vurnon Anita, Mehdi Abeid, Yoan Gouffran

West Ham (v Everton): Adrian; Carl Jenkinson, Winston Reid, James Collins (Reece Burke 14), Aaron Cresswell; Mark Noble, Alex Song; Stewart Downing, Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia; Carlton Cole (Nene 70)
Subs not used: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Joey O'Brien, Morgan Amalfitano, Elliot Lee, Matt Jarvis


TOP SCORER
Newcastle- Papiss Cisse (11)
West Ham- Diafra Sakho (12)


TEAM NEWS
Newcastle- Mike Williamson is in contention for a starting spot after serving a two-match ban for a red card at Leicester earlier this month. Siem de Jong (thigh) has trained but remains a slight doubt, while Massadio Haidara (knee), Cheick Tiote (knee), Rob Elliot (thigh) and Steven Taylor (Achilles) will miss out once again.

West Ham - Centre-back James Collins is expected to miss out with a calf injury, having been forced off in the first half against Everton last weekend. Fellow defender James Tompkins could return, however, after a spell on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder. The Hammers will definitely be without striking duo Andy Carrol (knee) and Diafra Sakho (thigh), along with defender Guy Demel (calf).


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
John Carver, Newcastle head coach: "I'm looking forward to the challenge. The players in that dressing room realise how much this game means. Let's be honest - it's the biggest game at this football club for six years. I'm expecting the players to step up to the plate and put in a big performance that's worthy of keeping us in the Premier League. I'm sure that Sam (Allardyce) will bring his strongest team here. Everybody wants to win a Premier League football match and Sam and Kevin Nolan won't be any different."

Sam Allardyce, West Ham manager: "I'm not sure Newcastle have played that poorly. The ultimate situation is that you can play as well as you like, but if you don't get wins you get put under severe pressure. Wins can boost confidence but a couple of defeats can destroy it. It's not about Newcastle for me; some people have suggested I am all up for winning to try to send them down. I want to win it for West Ham because that's where I work. I want to finish with a win away from home and finish with 50 points. I am hopeful it's not my final game. But we will wait and see."


REFEREE
Martin Atkinson (West Yorks): 2014/15 record - 45 games, 174 yellow cards, 10 red cards


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS
Demba Ba, Tom Barnlett, Craig Bellamy, Lee Bowyer, Andy Carroll, John Dawsey, Kieron Dyer, Abdoulaye Faye, Les Ferdinand, Paul Goddard, Shaka Hislop, Vic Keeble, David Kelly, Matthew Kingsley, Paul Kitson, James Loughlin, Rob Lee, Kevin Nolan, Scott Parker, Stuart Pearce, Wayne Quinn, Bryan 'Pop' Robson, Keith Robson, Nolberto Solano, Isaac Tate


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DID YOU KNOW?
West Ham have only scored one goal in the last 480 minutes of away games, while they have failed to win any of their last 11 fixtures on their travels.