PHOTOS: The best pics as West Ham United draw 2-2 with Stoke City

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A second half fightback helped West Ham United earn 2-2 draw against Stoke City.

West Ham United have started the season superbly, picking up five wins from the first nine games as manager Sam Allardyce makes a mockery of those Hammers fans that wanted him sacked this summer.

With home wins against Liverpool and Manchester City, fans have been ecstatic with their start to the season so far, and travelled in force to the Britannia Stadium as their side faced Stoke this afternoon.

Yet with star striker Diafra Sakho out injured today, they went back to one up front - and it didn't work early on.

Just after half an hour, Victor Moses gave the Potters the lead from close range, and Mame Biram Diouf made it two in the second half with a well placed header.

However, this is a different West Ham side and whereas they would have folded last season, they roared back today as Enner Valencia headed home just four minutes after Diouf's striker to bring his side back into the game.

And then with just 17 minutes to play, Stewart Downing brought West Ham level to send them back to East London with a point - a valuable one considering they looked out of the game after an hour.

Here are the best images from today's game, which was a hard-fought encounter at the Britannia Stadium...

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