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Video: West Ham v Millwall

 

A Ten-man West Ham moved four points clear at the top of the Championship table with a win over London rivals Millwall at the Boleyn Ground in 2012 under Sam Allardyce.

The Hammers had captain Kevin Nolan sent off early on before taking the lead through Carlton Cole’s header.

Liam Trotter equalised for Millwall with a  great effort but Winston Reid put the Hammers back in front with a 20-yard strike into an unguarded net. The Championship league leaders looked set for a stern test when Nolan was given a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Jack Smith with only nine minutes gone.

But, just before half-time, Reid headed Mark Noble’s free-kick back across goal for Cole to nod home easily.

The home side were nearly 2-0 up shortly after half-time, Juilen Faubert’s header coming back off the bar.

The Lions then drew level on 65 minutes, Henderson outmuscling Abdoulaye Faye and playing in Trotter, who volleyed into the roof of the net.

But three minutes later, West Ham were back in front with what proved the winner.

Under a heavy challenge from Faubert, Millwall goalkeeper David Forde could only punch the ball into the path of the on-rushing Reid, who finished first time from outside the area.

Forde claimed a foul, but referee Mick Jones awarded the goal, condemning Millwall to their fifth defeat in six game

Watch the full game below:

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter