Town hammered at home

Ipswich 2 West Ham 3: IPSWICH Town slipped deeper into the Premiership's relegation dogfight following a 3-2 home defeat to West Ham United.

IPSWICH Town slipped deeper into the Premiership's relegation dogfight following a 3-2 home defeat to West Ham United.

Paolo Di Canio gave West Ham a half-time lead with a neatly taken finish after good work from Frederic Kanoute.

In the 63rd minute Hermann Hriedarsson equalised for Town after Shaka Hislop flapped at a Mark Venus free-kick but just nine minutes later the impressive Kanoute had restored the Hammers' lead with a deflected shot which left Matteo Sereni with no chance.

Town pressed forward to find a second equaliser but with two minutes left West Ham clinched the points when Jermaine Defoe raced clear of Town debutant Thomas Gaardsoe and fired home.


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Matt Holland immediately brought Town back within one goal with a 30 yard shot into the top corner but Ipswich could do nothing more to prevent a disappointing home defeat.

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