Coventry 1-2 West Ham

West Ham staged a second-half fightback to beat Coventry and remain second in the Championship.

Coventry took the lead when Cyrus Christie fired in a low cross from the right which Clive Platt controlled before scoring from inside the area.

Carlton Cole equalised for the Hammers when he tucked home from 12 yards after collecting Robert Green's long punt.

And 15 minutes from time, Frederic Piquionne connected with Julien Faubert's cross to score the winner.

West Ham's victory kept the pressure up on leaders Southampton, who

Meanwhile, the misery continues for the Sky Blues, who are second bottom of the table and remain six points from safety.

City went close to doubling their lead when Platt missed with a header before Gary McSheffrey was denied by heroic Hammers defending.

Allardyce pays tribute to Coventry

Lukas Jutkiewicz then saw his fantastic long-range effort parried away by Green, before the Hammers turned the game on its head.

City also had chances to equalise late in the game, with Platt heading wide before Conor Thomas and Sammy Clingan both had efforts blocked by Hammers midfielder Kevin Nolan.

West Ham should have made certain of victory in added time but Jack Collison fired over from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

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