Team News: Two changes for West Ham United

Kevin Nolan of West Ham United is shown a red card by Referee Michael Oliver during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on December 7, 2013
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West Ham United make two changes to their side, while Sunderland bring in three new faces.

West Ham United have been forced into making two changes to their team for the visit of the Premier League's bottom side Sunderland.

Kevin Nolan was sent off in last weekend's 4-1 loss to Liverpool, while Stewart Downing was injured. The duo have been replaced by Joe Cole and Ravel Morrison.

Sunderland have made three changes from their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, with Emanuele Giaccherini, Fabio Borini and Lee Cattermole all coming into the starting XI.

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, McCartney, Collins, Tomkins, Noble, Diame, Morrison, Jarvis, J. Cole, Maiga

Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Ki, Larsson, Giaccherini, Borini, Altidore

You can follow Sports Mole's live minute-by-minute commentary of today's game from Upton Park here.

Sam Allardyce the West Ham manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KC Stadium on September 28, 2013
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