The massed ranks of Hammers fans that travelled to Coventry City on Saturday were rewarded with a tremendous second-half comeback.
West Ham United trailed one-nil at half-time but manager Sam Allardyce sent out the players to turn things around after the interval, especially as they were shooting towards the 6,300-plus supporters wearing claret and blue.
Carlton Cole came off the bench to score the first before fellow replacement Frederic Piquionne, celebrating with the inspirational skipper Kevin Nolan, fluked a second, having worked hard to make an opening for himself. It was a fortunate goal but no less than the Hammers deserved for their determined display.
Big Sam's mood was also brightened by the return to fitness of Guy Demel and Joey O'Brien, the third replacement used, with Matt Taylor also not too far behind. All three could be involved against Derby County next weekend, leaving just Henri Lansbury and Gary O'Neil out of the picture.
It was a fourth win in five unbeaten and the team have only lost once in eight matches. It all means the Hammers are riding high in second place and naturally everyone is on a high before the Derby date. Click here for your tickets today - www.whufcboxoffice.com
COVENTRY CITY MATCH GALLERY
Guy Demel was left out of the 16 but is fighting fit
There was an incredible 6,300-plus Hammers fans present
A minute's silence was held for those who lost their lives in the Blitz
John Carew had a difficult first 45 but gave his all
Carlton Cole came on and scored a crucial equaliser
Frederic Piquionne saw a defender clear the ball on to his knee...
The ball cannonned off him and into the net...
The striker was delighted to get his first goal of the season...
And gave the fans the traditional crossed Hammers celebration!