West Ham United made their first visit to Sheffield Wednesday in more than six years for an FA Cup with Budweiser third-round tie on Sunday 8 January 2012.

The Hammers took more than 3,000 supporters to Hillsborough for a game that pitted second in the npower Championship against second in npower League One.

The official website was on hand to capture exclusive images from before, during and after the big match.

Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls are naturally keen to advertise their big cup tie

Sam Allardyce

Big Sam happily signs autographs for fans on his way into Hillsborough

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop and Rob Hall arrive at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday

The away fans make plenty of noise high in the Leppings Lane end

Sheffield Wednesday

George McCartney wears the captain's armband for the day

Ruud Boffin

Ruud Boffin is not troubled by James Tavernier's first-half shot

Henri Lansbury

Winston Reid and Henri Lansbury challenge Chris O'Grady

Sam Baldock

Sam Baldock takes the Hammers' 53rd-minute penalty...

Sam Baldock

and chooses to go low to the bottom left-hand corner...

Nicky Weaver

...only for Nicky Weaver to make a superb stop

Sheffield Wednesday

Chris O'Grady makes the Hammers pay with an 88th-minute winner