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Last Updated: Friday, 6 February, 2004, 12:52 GMT
Bradford 1-2 West Ham
Bobby Zamora scored on his debut as West Ham came from behind to beat struggling Bradford.

Bradford had taken the lead through Peter Atherton's 35th-minute goal.

But West Ham fought back after the break with half-time substitute Zamora making the breakthrough on 69 minutes with a header.

He then turned provider, crossing for Marlon Harewood to grab a 78th-minute winner to give West Ham's promotion hopes a massive boost.

The afternoon had begun badly for the Hammers when Matthew Etherington was injured during the warm-up and was replaced in the starting line-up by Jobi McAnuff.

West Ham's defence failed to deal with a long punt upfield and the ball dropped to Atherton, who fired a right-foot shot past Bywater from 17 yards for his first goal since March.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew reacted by making a double substitution at the break, with Zamora replacing Brian Deane and McAnuff going off for former Wimbledon team-mate Adam Nowland.

The visitors immediately looked a different side and Nowland almost made a dream start when his brilliant 20-yard volley produced an equally good save by Alan Combe.

Zamora also went close with a volley as Bradford's goal came under increasing pressure and the former Brighton striker grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 65th minute.

Harewood latched onto Zamora's pass and placed a low shot through the legs of Combe for his third goal in four games and his 19th of the season.

Bradford pushed in vain for an equaliser and almost snatched a point late on when David Wetherall's header from Gareth Farrelly's free-kick was saved by Stephen Bywater.


Bradford: Combe, Francis, Wetherall, Gavin, Heckingbottom, Summerbee, Atherton, Wallwork, Farrelly, Gray, Armstrong. Subs: Bower, Branch, Windass, Muirhead, Evans.

West Ham: Bywater, Mullins, Dailly, Repka, Harley, Harewood, Reo-Coker, Carrick, McAnuff, Deane, Connolly. Subs: Shaaban, Zamora, Etherington, Nowland, Melville.

Referee: M Halsey (Lancashire).


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30 January 2010 19:21
    P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 27 27 56
2 Nottm Forest 28 23 52

3 West Brom 27 26 50
4 Cardiff 27 22 45
5 Swansea 27 3 42
6 Sheff Utd 27 4 41

7 Blackpool 27 10 40
8 Leicester 26 2 39
9 Middlesbrough 28 7 37
10 Bristol City 27 -4 36
11 Preston 26 -2 35
12 QPR 27 -4 34
13 Doncaster 26 -1 33
14 Coventry 28 -8 33
15 Barnsley 26 -8 33
16 Scunthorpe 27 -13 33
17 Watford 26 -6 32
18 Derby 28 -11 32
19 Sheff Wed 28 -12 31
20 Crystal Palace 27 2 30
21 Ipswich 27 -8 29

22 Reading 27 -16 26
23 Plymouth 26 -14 24
24 Peterborough 28 -19 18





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