Football: Valley of death for Hammers; PARDS WINS BATTLE AT THE BOTTOM.
West Ham fans turned on their manager, chanting the name of Alan Pardew - the man who was sacked by Upton Park chairman Eggert Magnusson just over two months ago and who inspired Charlton to the 4-0 victory over their relegation rivals yesterday.
But after holding his head in his hands for most of the game, Magnusson gave his backing to beleaguered Curbs.
A West Ham spokesman said: "Alan's future is not in doubt. The chairman is fully committed to Alan."
But Magnusson gave Pardew the same backing - a fortnight before axing him and replacing him with Curbishley.
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OVER, EGG: Magnusson can't bear to watch as West Ham crash 4-0