West Ham's Barclays Premier League future is hanging by a thread after they crashed to a sixth consecutive defeat - a 1-0 home loss to Stoke.
Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller came off the bench to score a brilliant solo goal after 69 minutes to send West Ham spiralling towards the relegation trap-door.
Hull's victory over Fulham at the KC Stadium left them level on points with the Hammers and with a game in hand.
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