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Wednesday, 24 October, 2001, 20:36 GMT 21:36 UK
Hammers shock Chelsea
Michael Carrick and Sebastian Schemmel
Carrick and Schemmel celebrate the Hammers' opener
West Ham 2-1 Chelsea
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Lowly West Ham handed Chelsea their first Premiership defeat of the season with a shock victory at Upton Park.

Early goals from Michael Carrick and Frederic Kanoute gave the Hammers a boost.

And their west London rivals did not recover, despite Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink replying in the 21st minute.

It was an unhappy return for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who left West Ham for 11m in the summer.

Lampard, who was booed by the home fans, missed a clear chance to level in a frenetic opening period and was substituted in the second half.

West Ham began the game down in 15th position, with manager Glenn Roeder still under pressure despite a 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Chelsea, meanwhile, would have risen to fourth with a win.

Chelsea pressure

But West Ham, whose poor away form has included two consecutive games where they leaked a total of 12 goals, had yet to concede at home.

England midfielder Carrick put the Hammers ahead in the fifth minute with a smart shot from outside the penalty area.

And French striker Kanoute extended the advantage eight minutes later with a 20-yard effort that skipped past Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.

Chelsea struck back through a ferocious drive from prolific frontman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

And as they pressured in the latter stages, Hasselbaink fired a powerful drive which crashed against the post.

But West Ham hung on for a valuable three points.


West Ham: Hislop, Schemmel, Repka, Dailly, Winterburn, Sinclair, Carrick, Hutchison, Courtois, Di Canio, Kanoute. Subs: Bywater, Foxe, Moncur, Defoe, Kitson.

Chelsea: Bosnich, Melchiot, Gallas, Terry, Le Saux, Jokanovic, Petit, Lampard, Zola, Gudjohnsen, Hasselbaink. Subs: Evans, Desailly, Zenden, Dalla Bona, Forssell.

Referee: D Gallagher (Banbury).

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