Javier Hernandez‘s late double helped West Ham to a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over rock-bottom Huddersfield at the London Stadium.
Hernandez found the net with headers in the 84th and 91st minute to break Huddersfield hearts after the visitors had raced into an unlikely 3-1 lead.
Angelo Ogbonna had pulled one back on 75 minutes to make it 3-2 after Juninho Bacuna (17) and Karlan Grant’s double (30, 65) had turned the game on its head following Mark Noble’s 15th-minute penalty.
The defeat means Huddersfield remain 16 points from safety at the bottom of the table, while West Ham are still ninth, but narrowed the gap to Watford in eighth to one point.
Michail Antonio had already hit the bar when Noble opened the scoring from the spot, striking the ball down the middle following 18-year-old debutant Aaron Rowe’s foul on Manuel Lanzini.
Huddersfield responded straight away with Juninho Bacuna powering a header past Lukasz Fabianski from an Aaron Mooy corner for his first goal for the club.
They then took the lead before the break from a neatly worked free-kick. Bradley Pritchard fed Chris Lowe down the left and his low cross was scuffed into the bottom corner by Grant.