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Grant’s inspired side supply the power for the Fergie hairdryer.

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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On the back of their vital 3-1 victory over fellow relegation candidates Wigan on Saturday, the Hammers were faced with an on-song United, who had hit Blackburn for seven three-days before.

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 UK looks back on a fascinating night at Upton Park.


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