West Ham staged a second-half fightback to beat Coventry and remain second in the Championship.

Coventry took the lead when Cyrus Christie fired in a low cross from the right which Clive Platt controlled before scoring from inside the area.

Carlton Cole equalised for the Hammers when he tucked home from 12 yards after collecting Robert Green's long punt.

And 15 minutes from time, Frederic Piquionne connected with Julien Faubert's cross to score the winner.

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  • West Ham were backed by more than 6,300 travelling supporters - their largest following since 2004

West Ham's victory kept the pressure up on leaders Southampton, who won 3-0 at home to Brighton. 

Meanwhile, the misery continues for the Sky Blues, who are second bottom of the table and remain six points from safety.

City went close to doubling their lead when Platt missed with a header before Gary McSheffrey was denied by heroic Hammers defending.

Lukas Jutkiewicz then saw his fantastic long-range effort parried away by Green, before the Hammers turned the game on its head.

City also had chances to equalise late in the game, with Platt heading wide before Conor Thomas and Sammy Clingan both had efforts blocked by Hammers midfielder Kevin Nolan.

West Ham should have made certain of victory in added time but Jack Collison fired over from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

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90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:23

Frederic Piquionne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:15

Close range effort by Jack Collison clears the crossbar.

90:00 +1:29

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, clearance by James Tomkins.

90:00 +0:30

Gael Bigirimana crosses the ball, Robert Green makes a save.

89:55

The offside flag is raised against Jack Collison. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

88:38

Gael Bigirimana takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

87:09

Julien Faubert produces a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

86:46

Mark Noble takes a short corner.

86:18

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Kevin Nolan gets a block in.

86:05

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, save made by Robert Green.

84:36

Short corner taken by Chris Hussey from the left by-line.

84:30

Sammy Clingan produces a cross, Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

84:12

Conor Thomas crosses the ball, Abdoulaye Faye makes a clearance.

83:37

Conor Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.

83:31

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

82:16

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Clive Platt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

80:45

A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution Joey O'Brien joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Baldock.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution Richard Wood is brought on as a substitute for Cyrus Christie.

78:44

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Frederic Piquionne manages to make a clearance.

78:00

A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

77:44

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

75:05 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey goes off and Carl Baker comes on.

74:07

The assist for the goal came from Julien Faubert.

74:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Frederic Piquionne - Coventry 1 - 2 West Ham Frederic Piquionne finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Coventry 1-2 West Ham.

74:00

A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert,

73:06

The ball is delivered by Gael Bigirimana.

72:09

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Murphy makes a save.

71:45

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

71:09

The ball is delivered by Mark Noble, clearance by Richard Keogh.

70:36

George McCartney sends in a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

70:01

Unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Abdoulaye Faye takes the free kick.

69:35

Shot by Gary McSheffrey from outside the box goes high over the target.

69:24 Booking

Booking Sammy Clingan goes into the book for dissent.

68:20

Assist by Robert Green.

68:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Carlton Cole - Coventry 1 - 1 West Ham Carlton Cole grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-1 West Ham.

67:58

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.

64:45

Effort on goal by Mark Noble from just inside the area clears the bar.

64:36

The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, clearance by Richard Keogh.

64:02

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, save by Robert Green.

63:36

Jack Collison crosses the ball, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

61:21

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble.

61:21 Substitution

Substitution Frederic Piquionne replaces Papa Bouba Diop.

60:45

Jack Collison takes a shot. Gary McSheffrey gets a block in.

60:34

The ball is sent over by Julien Faubert, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

58:51

Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line. Shot by Sammy Clingan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

58:51 Booking

Booking Julien Faubert receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

58:32

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, Papa Bouba Diop gets a block in.

57:48

George McCartney sends in a cross, Joe Murphy makes a save.

57:07

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.

56:40

Mark Noble has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:15

Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julien Faubert. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

55:08

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Robert Green. Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

54:20

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Murphy. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

53:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, clearance by Richard Keogh.

48:15 Booking

Booking Booking for Abdoulaye Faye for unsporting behaviour.

47:58

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Abdoulaye Faye, the ref awards a free kick.

47:45

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, blocked by Chris Hussey.

46:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Christie on George McCartney. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

45:19

Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution John Carew goes off and Carlton Cole comes on.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Green by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

43:52

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey, save made by Robert Green.

43:38

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball.

42:24

Richard Keogh fouled by Jack Collison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

40:30

Robert Green takes the free kick.

40:30 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Gary McSheffrey for unsporting behaviour.

40:04

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julien Faubert.

37:01

Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Noble from left wing.

35:41

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by John Carew results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

35:09

A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Clive Platt takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

32:41

Assist on the goal came from Cyrus Christie.

32:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Clive Platt - Coventry 1 - 0 West Ham Clive Platt finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 West Ham.

32:05

Foul by Mark Noble on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

31:49

The ball is delivered by James Tomkins, clearance by Martin Cranie.

29:53

Foul by Martin Cranie on John Carew, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

28:45

Julien Faubert fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

26:54

Shot by Julien Faubert from a long way out goes over the net.

24:18

Mark Noble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

24:05

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, blocked by Chris Hussey.

23:33

Handball decision goes against Conor Thomas. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

22:10

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, Joe Murphy makes a fantastic save.

20:39

Centre by Chris Hussey.

19:02

Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

19:02 Booking

Booking Papa Bouba Diop receives a yellow card.

18:35

Gael Bigirimana fouled by Papa Bouba Diop, the ref awards a free kick.

17:14

Lukas Jutkiewicz delivers the ball.

14:57

John Carew challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

12:24

Unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by George McCartney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan, Kevin Nolan delivers the ball, John Carew makes a clearance.

10:46

Unfair challenge on Martin Cranie by John Carew results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

10:33

The ball is sent over by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by James Tomkins.

8:32

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Papa Bouba Diop, free kick awarded. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Clive Platt manages to make a clearance.

7:50

The referee penalises Lukas Jutkiewicz for handball. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

7:00

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, James Tomkins makes a clearance.

6:08

James Tomkins challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

5:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Julien Faubert. Julien Faubert restarts play with the free kick.

4:43

Foul by John Carew on Cyrus Christie, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

4:13

Clive Platt challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Tomkins takes the free kick.

2:44

The referee blows for offside against Sam Baldock. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

0:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Abdoulaye Faye. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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