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The Hammers were at their rampant best on Saturday.

Sam Allardyce's men won 4-0 at home to Blackpool, their best win of the season so far in front 31,448 at the Boleyn Ground.

John Carew got the ball rolling with his second headed goal in as many Hammers matches, before Sam Baldock added two quick-fire strikes after the break.

Jack Collison slammed one in to make it four before the hour and in truth the Hammers could and should have had more.

The manager will nevertheless be delighted with a scoreline that sets them up perfectly for the Tuesday trip to Southampton.


Sam Baldock

Sam Baldock was to enjoy a day to remember

Sam Allardyce

The manager was in good spirits before the game

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An early booking for Matt Taylor seemed harsh

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But it wasn't long before John Carew was celebrating

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The Hammers were to go goal crazy at the Boleyn

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All in all, a good afternoon's work from the coaching staff


But it is the players, roared on by nearly 32,000, who took the final plaudits