Cole bags brace in Hammers triumph

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Carlton Cole was gifted a Boxing Day double as West Ham ended their 27-game wait for an away win in the Barclays Premier League after coming from behind to beat Fulham 3-1.

Cole netted twice after being inadvertently played in by Dickson Etuhu and Aaron Hughes at a frigid Craven Cottage, easing the pressure on manager Avram Grant.

The heat is now well and truly on opposite number Mark Hughes, whose side threw away namesake Aaron's first goal for more than six years, with Frederic Piquionne also on the scoresheet for the Hammers.

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Aaron Hughes
Carlton Cole
Frederic Piquionne
Mark Hughes
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Dickson Etuhu
Mark Hughes
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