March 16 (Reuters) - WEST HAM UNITED 4 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 3
Substitute striker Javier Hernandez scored a late brace including a stoppage-time winner to help West Ham United beat Huddersfield Town 4-3 in a roller-coaster Premier League clash on Saturday.
The Mexico international, whose diving header had made it 3-3 with six minutes left, nodded the ball in again from Felipe Anderson’s cross to send the London Stadium crowd into raptures.
Defender Angelo Ogbonna had given the home side hope with a header from Aaron Cresswell’s corner after Huddersfield scored three goals in a league match for the first time this season through Karlan Grant’s double and a Juninho Bacuna strike.
Earlier, West Ham took the lead in the 15th minute through skipper Mark Noble who drilled his penalty past goalkeeper Jonas Lossl after midfielder Manuel Lanzini was brought down by teenager Aaron Rowe.
The visitors responded almost immediately with their first shot on target as an unmarked Juninho Bacuna rose well to meet fellow midfielder Aaron Mooy’s whipped corner with a powerful header past Lukasz Fabianski.
Huddersfield went 2-1 up late in the first half with a well-worked free kick routine that led to Grant tucking in Chris Lowe’s low cross from the left. Grant’s second was a powerful effort from distance in the second half.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond