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Hammers snatch late win

Hammers snatch late win

Hammers snatch late win

West Ham snatched a late victory against Derby at Pride Park thanks to Carlton Cole; but the the Hammers fans let their feelings known throughout the game as they booed Alan Curbishley's side throughout.

Bobby Zamora had given the hosts a 20th-minute lead when he headed home George McCartney's free-kick from six yards but Tyrone Mears levelled for the rock-bottom Rams in the 64th minute.

But substitute Cole finished off a run and cross from Freddie Ljungberg in the 77th minute to give Alan Curbishley's side all three points.

But the home fans were less than impressed and a chorus of boos rang out when referee Steve Tanner blew the final whistle.

West Ham had the first real effort of the game when a 25-yard free-kick from Mark Noble was hit straight at Roy Carroll in the ninth minute.

Derby, already relegated, found themselves on the receiving end of West Ham's early pressure but the home side failed to take advantage of their possession.