John Hartson reflects on West Ham victory

The Hammers bid farewell to Upton Park in truly epic fashion.

West Ham United bookended their 112-year stay at the Boleyn Ground with an epic 3-2 win over Manchester United on Tuesday night.

The Hammers gave the famous stadium a wonderful send-off with a thrilling encounter which also saw them move back into sixth place as Europa League football at their new ground, the Olympic Stadium, looks very much on the cards for next season.

Diafra Sakho got the scoring underway on 10 minutes with a goal that earned Slaven Bilic's side - who lost 4-1 to Swansea City at Upton Park on Saturday - a 1-0 half-time lead, but Anthony Martial levelled up on 51 minutes.

The French hitman netted again with 18 minutes to go as the Irons looked set to lose their last game at the Boleyn, but a quickfire double from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid saw the East Londoners pen a dramatic final twist in their history at the famous ground.

One man who was particularly cheerful afterwards was John Hartson, who had just watched his former side pick up an epic win, but also because he claims to have predicted the result beforehand.

Victory away to Stoke on the final day would see Bilic and co finish at least sixth, though fifth place is possible if Manchester United drop points at home to Bournemouth.

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