West Brom vs West Ham team news: Adrian starts despite red card against Southampton but Andy Carroll ruled out for the season

Both sides make two changes for the FA Cup fifth round tie

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West Ham have goalkeeper Adrian available for the FA Cup fifth round clash against West Brom after his red card against Southampton in midweek was overturned by the FA.

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The goalkeeper was sent-off after he dived on the ball outside of his area, but an FA panel deemed that the Spaniard did not prevent a goalscoring opportunity and he’s eligible to play against the Baggies.

But manager Sam Allardyce received a blow following the 0-0 draw with Saints as striker Andy Carroll has been ruled out for the rest of the season having torn his medial ligament, and will undergo surgery next week.

As a result, Allardyce makes two changes to his starting line-up, with Mark Noble and captain Kevin Nolan returning to the side in place of Morgan Amalfitano and Carlton Cole.

Andy Carroll has been ruled out for the rest of the season

West Brom manager Tony Pulis also makes two changes from the side that beat Swansea 2-0 on Wednesday.

Craig Gardener comes in for Callum McManaman while Stephane Sessegnon starts in place of newly- appointed captain Darren Fletcher, meaning that former skipper Chris Brunt takes on the armband.


West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt (c), Gardner, Yacob, Morrison, Sessegnon, Berahino, Ideye.

Subs: Myhill, Baird, Olsson, McManaman, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Wisdom

West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Kouyate, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Nolan (c), Downing, Sakho, Valencia

Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Henry, Amalfitano, Lee, Cole