West Ham proved once again that league form counts for nothing when it comes to the cup, as Avram Grant’s rock-bottom side stormed to a resounding 4-0 victory over holders and top of the table Manchester United at Upton Park.
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But as the snow filled the skies above east London, it was a blizzard of goals that sparked Hammers fans into the festive spirit. Goal.com looks back on a fascinating night at Upton Park...
Cold snap| Ferguson anticpates 'great cup tie' before kick-off...he wasn't wrong
Unex-Spector’d hero| American scores first goals in English football against former club
Never settled| Even United's wise men failed to halt the Hammers barrage
Out of the Cole'd| Striker returns to form with first brace in eight years
Red hat, red faced| Fergie is left in despair as his team falls apart against league’s bottom side