Hammers slump to heavy defeat at Ipswich
Ipswich hit five past league leaders West Ham to move clear of the bottom three and shock the Hammers.
Michael Chopra gave the home side an early lead when he scored his first goal in eight games.
Daryl Murphy made it 2-0 before Jack Collison headed a goal back, only for Lee Martin to restore the two-goal lead with a penalty.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored his first of the evening from 30 yards out before he made it five in injury-time.
It was the Tractor Boys' first win in eight games, while for the visitors it was their first league defeat of 2012.
There were just three minutes on the clock when Chopra opened the scoring, after some good work by Emmanuel-Thomas.
Carlton Cole then hit the post for the visitors, with a header, before James Tomkins headed over.
West Ham were left to rue their missed chances when Murphy converted from close-range but just seconds later they were back in it.
Collison headed in a Noble free-kick on the stroke of half-time, only for Town to go straight down the other end and restore their two-goal advantage.
Did you know?
- That was the first time Ipswich have completed the league double over West Ham since the 1976/77 season
- It was the first time Ipswich have beaten the Hammers at home in a league match since 1989
George McCartney fouled Chopra in the box and Martin made no mistake sending Green the wrong way from the spot.
Emmanuel-Thomas fired in the fourth from long-range before taking his tally for the season to four with virtually the last kick of the game.
The win moves Paul Jewell's side up to 19th while West Ham stay top after Southampton were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City.
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Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +3:17
Assist on the goal came from Jason Scotland.90:00 +3:17 Goal scored
Goal! - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas - Ipswich 5 - 1 West Ham Jay Emmanuel-Thomas finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 5-1 West Ham.90:00 +2:26
Inswinging corner taken by Robert Hall from the right by-line, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.90:00 +1:05 Booking
Booking Lee Martin is shown a yellow card.90:00 +0:20
Corner taken left-footed by Robert Hall, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.89:47
Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Hall. Free kick taken by Robert Hall.88:14
Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas results in a free kick. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.86:47
Foul by Jason Scotland on Winston Reid, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.85:41
Effort on goal by James Tomkins from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.84:55
Andy Drury produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.84:10
Frank Nouble takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.83:57
The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, clearance by James Tomkins.83:30
Henri Lansbury sends in a cross, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.82:31
The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.81:50
Luke Hyam fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.78:08 Substitution
Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jason Scotland coming on for Michael Chopra.77:54
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Sam Baldock misses to the left of the target.75:07
Julien Faubert crosses the ball.74:26
Centre by Julien Faubert, Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daryl Murphy on Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by James Tomkins.73:07
George McCartney produces a cross, Effort from inside the area by Sam Baldock misses to the left of the goal.71:50
Sam Baldock is caught offside. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.68:58 Substitution
Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Frank Nouble coming on for Carlton Cole.68:58 Substitution
Substitution Robert Hall is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Taylor.67:53
Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.66:58
George McCartney sends in a cross, Winston Reid takes a shot. Comfortable save by Arran Lee-Barrett.66:32
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.66:28
Centre by Julien Faubert, Daryl Murphy gets a block in.66:18
Centre by Henri Lansbury, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.64:47
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the target.63:37
Assist on the goal came from Luke Hyam.63:37 Goal scored
Goal! - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas - Ipswich 4 - 1 West Ham Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scores a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 4-1 West Ham.63:27
A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.60:04
Centre by Daryl Murphy, save made by Robert Green.59:27
Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.56:42
A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Robert Green manages to make a clearance.55:25
Unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Lee Martin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George McCartney.54:55
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by George McCartney.54:20
Andy Drury takes the outswinging corner, Robert Green manages to make a clearance.54:01
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.53:26
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, George McCartney gets a block in.50:48
Henri Lansbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.49:14
The referee penalises Michael Chopra for handball. Kevin Nolan takes the free kick.46:48
The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor, Tommy Smith fouled by Sam Baldock, the ref awards a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.46:21
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George McCartney by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.45:28
The official flags Sam Baldock offside. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Sam Baldock comes on in place of Mark Noble.45:00 +3:38 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.45:00 +2:39 Goal scored
Goal! - Lee Martin - Ipswich 3 - 1 West Ham Penalty taken right-footed by Lee Martin and scored. Ipswich 3-1 West Ham.45:00 +1:54 Booking
Booking The referee shows Kevin Nolan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.45:00 +1:47 Booking
Booking George McCartney is booked.45:00 +1:34
Foul by George McCartney on Michael Chopra, Penalty awarded.44:55
Assist by Mark Noble.44:55 Goal scored
Goal! - Jack Collison - Ipswich 2 - 1 West Ham Jack Collison scores a headed goal from inside the area. Ipswich 2-1 West Ham.44:31
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.43:18
Assist on the goal came from Tommy Smith.43:18 Goal scored
Goal! - Daryl Murphy - Ipswich 2 - 0 West Ham Daryl Murphy scores a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 2-0 West Ham.42:45
The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, blocked by George McCartney. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Drury,42:14
Unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.41:35
Lee Martin sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.41:14
Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line, clearance by James Tomkins.41:02
Daryl Murphy sends in a cross, blocked by Julien Faubert.39:56
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Header from close range by James Tomkins misses to the right of the goal.36:58
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Edwards on Matthew Taylor. Direct free kick taken by George McCartney.35:48
Centre by Julien Faubert, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.34:03
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.32:13
The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy.31:02
Carlton Cole is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.28:56
The ball is crossed by Henri Lansbury, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.28:09
The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor, Carlos Edwards gets a block in.26:27
Lee Martin fouled by Mark Noble, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.25:07
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.24:36
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Tommy Smith.24:12
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble, clearance by Tommy Smith.21:40
Unfair challenge on Andy Drury by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Andy Drury takes the free kick.21:02
Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on George McCartney. Robert Green takes the free kick.20:50
Daryl Murphy sends in a cross.17:35
A cross is delivered by Jack Collison, blocked by Andy Drury.16:20
The ball is swung over by Julien Faubert, clearance by Andy Drury.15:45
Kevin Nolan delivers the ball.15:01
Henri Lansbury fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.14:35
Corner taken short by Andy Drury.13:52
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.11:59
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.11:53
Carlton Cole crosses the ball, blocked by Luke Hyam.9:57
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Aaron Cresswell. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.7:32
Henri Lansbury produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.7:11
Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball, clearance by Henri Lansbury.5:14
George McCartney sends in a cross, Header from close in by Carlton Cole hits the post.3:59
A cross is delivered by Luke Hyam.2:30
Assist by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.2:30 Goal scored
Goal! - Michael Chopra - Ipswich 1 - 0 West Ham Michael Chopra finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 West Ham.0:30
Andy Drury takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Kevin Nolan.0:00
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