Hammers end Boro run at Riverside

Tue, 29 Nov 22:17:57 2011

Goals from Frederic Piquionne and Carlton Cole put paid to Middlesbrough's unbeaten home record and ensured West Ham kept the pressure on npower Championship leaders Southampton with a 2-0 win.

The Hammers claimed a fourth straight league victory, and a fourth on the road, as Tony Mowbray's Boro lost for the first time at the Riverside this season.

A home record stretching back to February last year came undone as Piquionne nodded Mark Noble's cross home with nine minutes played.

West Ham dominated throughout and, despite a spirited second-half performance from their opponents, Cole took advantage of a late Matthew Bates error to slot in a second.


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