On This Day: West Ham pair Winston Reid and Jack Collison strike in vital Leicester win


West Ham United's automatic promotion challenge was kept alive by a 2-1 win at Leicester City on this day in 2012.

The Hammers needed a victory to maintain pressure on second-place Southampton and did so by coming from behind at King Power Stadium.

Jermaine Beckford put the Foxes in front by heading home Ben Marshall's cross, but Winston Reid soon leveled matters by converting Matty Taylor's low centre.

And the three points were secured when Jack Collison sent a rasping 25-yarder into the net, with the ball simply exploding through goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

West Ham would go on to beat Hull City at home on the final day of the season, but Southampton's win over relegated Coventry City meant Sam Allardyce's side would have to make do with a Play-Off place.

There, after thumping Cardiff City in the semi-finals, with Collison again taking centre-stage, the Irons beat Blackpool 2-1 at Wembley to secure promotion.


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