Wigan send Hammers packing
London - West Ham became the first team relegated from the Premier League this season after squandering a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Wigan on Sunday.
Needing to win to prolong a six-year stay in the top division, the Hammers were 2-0 up after 26 minutes through goals by Demba Ba.
But Charles N'Zogbia started Wigan's comeback with a 57th-minute free kick and Conor Sammon equalised 11 minutes later with his first goal for the club. N'Zogbia then scored deep into injury time with a shot across goalkeeper Robert Green and in at the far post.
The defeat left West Ham bottom of the standings with 33 points, six fewer than Wigan, who now stand a chance of avoiding the drop in next week's final round.