West Ham United pulled off a last gasp comeback win in a seven-goal thriller against Huddersfield at the weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side took an early lead through a Mark Noble penalty.

But rock bottom Huddersfield responded with three goals to put themselves in the driving seat.

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Hammers tame Terriers… just

West Ham somehow managed to claw their way back to 3-3 before Javier Hernandez sealed all three points in the dying moments.

The win keeps the Hammers on course for a seventh place finish and potential European spot.

But West Ham legend Tony Gale has criticised Pellegrini’s first season in charge, which he says has been an underachievement.

“He (Pellegrini) made a real hash of the two big opportunities this season,” Gale said on co-commentary during the West Ham vs Huddersfield game.

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West Ham legend criticises Pellegrini debut season

“In the Carabao Cup they made the quarter finals and played Tottenham at home, who had played on the Monday, and Pellegrini fielded a weakened side when they should have really gone for them and beaten Tottenham.

“Then in the FA Cup they went to League One Wimbledon and ended up well beaten 4-2 and you just have to question the mindset of this team.
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‘Is that good enough?’

“What was looking like becoming a half decent season, going out of the cup competitions and losing to opposition like Cardiff and (struggling against the likes of) Huddersfield, it has really come unstuck.
“Is just staying up good enough after spending all that money last summer? No not really. Going out of those competitions (too), it’s not.”

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