7:23pm Monday 9th April 2012
By Simon Mail
West Ham United fought back from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw with Birmingham City at Upton Park this evening.
The Hammers conceded the opener after 27 minutes when Jordon Mutch fired a low strike into the corner of the net.
It quickly became 2-0 when former Watford striker Marlon King slid the ball past goalkeeper Robert Green.
The Irons were handed a lifeline in the 45th minute when Ricardo Vaz Te headed home from close range.
But West Ham conceded the third goal straight away in injury time when Chris Burke's effort bounced into the net.
The Hammers dominated the second half and pulled one back after 70 minutes when Carlton Cole half volleyed the ball home.
The hosts' pressure was rewarded in the 89th minute when Burke conceded a penalty for handling the ball in the area. Vaz Te smashed in the equaliser but West Ham extended their winless run at home to seven games.
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