On This Day: West Ham come from behind to beat Derby

Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, presented by Heineken...

On this day in 2011, West Ham United completed a comeback to win against Derby County.

The Hammers secured three Championship points after an ultimately convincing 3-1 victory over the Rams thanks to goals from Carlton Cole, skipper Kevin Nolan and Mark Noble.

Derby’s Tamás Priskin fired in his first goal for the visitors, only two days after arriving on loan from Ipswich Town, to give them a 34th minute lead.

Cole levelled the scoring on the stroke of half-time, after a sublime delivery from Joey O’Brien that he got to first with a brave header.

In the 64th minute, Cole was involved once again after he lofted the ball over the top for Jack Collison inside the box. He knocked it up in the air and skipper Nolan unleashed an absolute rocket from 22 yards that found its way into the bottom left corner.

Just ten minutes later, the Hammers were awarded a penalty after Frédéric Piquionne was brought down from behind.

Noble stepped up to take the penalty and didn’t disappoint by smashing it into the top left corner.

West Ham would go on to win promotion back to the Premier League at the end of this season after beating Blackpool in the Play-off final at Wembley.

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