Blackburn Rovers 2 West Ham 2
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Irish wide-man Damien Duff put Rovers ahead with three minutes on the clock but The Hammers rallied and equalised on 24 minutes.
A Steve Lomas shot deflected off the hapless Martin Taylor and looped over the stranded Brad Friedel.
It was a stroke of luck a team at the bottom needs but West Ham have been leaking the goals this season and handed Rovers the lead again 12 minutes from the end.
David 'Calamity' James launched one of his giant throw-outs into the path of Tugay.
The Turkish ace fed Andy Cole who raced onto the pass and converted to the delight of the home crowd.
It was the 150th Premiership goal of the former Newcastle United man - second only to Magpies icon Alan Shearer.
Jermaine Defoe saved Glenn Roeder late on, four minutes from time to be exact, to salvage a point but The Hammers need to start winning if they are to lift themselves off the foot of the Premier League ladder.