A crowd of 33,465 watched a seven goal thriller in the Championship fixture played at Upton Park on Sept 10, 2011 between West Ham and Portsmouth as the hosts ran out 4-3 winners. Luke Varney (8 mins) put the visitors ahead only for their former player Matt Taylor (9 mins) to immediately equalise. Henri Lansbury (53 mins) put the hosts ahead but David Norris (60 mins) levelled the game again. After Pompey's Liam Lawrence was sent off following a second yellow card, the hosts looked to have sealed the game when Mark Noble (72 mins), from a penalty, and Carlton Cole (76 mins) both scored. In stoppage time, former Pompey player Frédéric Piquionne received a red card and a Greg Halford penalty (90+7 mins) reduced the arrears.