West Ham 3-3 West Brom: Hammers and Baggies play out six-goal thriller

West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion drew 3-3 at Upton Park this afternoon.

Who says early kick-offs are boring affairs?  Whoever they are, they should watch a replay of today's match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion.

The 3-3 thriller saw a Nicolas Anelka brace, a late change of fortune and a starlet continuing his fine form.

West Ham took the lead after just four minutes, courtesy of Joe Cole.  And it remained 1-0 to the home side until five minutes before the interval, when Anelka bagged a quick-fire brace.

Substitute Modibo Maiga may not have been the most welcome of substitutes given the home crowd's reaction to his arrival and the departure of Carlton Cole, but the former would prove to be the hero when he equalised in the 65th minute.

Kevin Nolan put the hosts ahead just two minutes later, suggesting a glorious comeback was on the cards. But West Brom had other ideas and made it 3-3 just two minutes after Nolan's strike; Saido Berahino finding the net with a low strike.

The result means the Hammers remain 19th while the Baggies are 15th.




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