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Andy Carroll made such a significant impact on West Ham's strike force that, after he limped off with a hamstring injury, Sam Allardyce was already feeling his absence.
The new No.8 linked up well with Kevin Nolan in a confident and hungry display that suggests the loan spell could prove providential for both parties.
West Ham will take a slender advantage into the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final against Birmingham thanks to a huge blunder by Blues keeper Ben Foster.
He allowed Carlton Cole's weak 78th minute shot to slip through his grasp to give the Irons a 2-1 win in an entertaining and incident packed game at Upton Park.
It never rains, but it pours -especially when you are stuck at the bottom of the league.
Just as West Ham looked as though they were finally getting it together on the pitch, key midfielder Mark Noble has been ruled out for around a month after having his appendix removed.
Avram Grant was a happy man after seeing his West Ham side move into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup after a late, late show at Upton Park last night.
But it wasn't plain sailing for the Irons, who trailed to Kenwyne Jones' early goal until Scott Parker equalised six minutes before the end of normal time.
Bolton extended their hoodoo over West Ham as they recorded their seventh successive win over the Irons.
But they enjoyed some outrageous good fortune to do so in what was a classic game of two halves at Upton Park on Saturday, leaving the Hammers pointless after two Premier League games.