There was a familiar face for Huddersfield Town fans among the celebrations at West Ham United.

As the London club played their final match at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, beating Manchester United 3-2, there among the former players invited was ex-Town boss Chris Powell.

The popular former England international left-back – who was Town boss from September 2014 to November last year – played for the Hammers in 2004-05, initially on loan from Charlton Athletic.

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In the short time he was there he became a favourite as part of their promotion-winning play-off team at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Bobby Zamora netted West Ham’s winner in front of 70,275 in the final, after they had knocked out Ipswich Town in the semi-finals.

The West Ham team that day was: Jimmy Walker, Tomas Repka, Anton Ferdinand, Elliott Ward, Chris Powell, Shaun Newton, Nigel Rio-Coker, Hayden Mullins, Matthew Etherington, Marlon Harewood and Bobby Zamora.

On the bench were Stephen Bywatr, Christian Dailly, Carl Fletcher, Teddy Sheringham and Mark Noble, the current club captain who was central to the ground-closing celebrations.

Chris Powell the former Huddersfield Town manager

Slaven Bilic believes West Ham’s final game at Upton Park ticked all the boxes as the hosts came from behind to beat Manchester United.

In what was an emotionally-charged game, headers from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured a 3-2 victory for the Hammers as they bade farewell to their home of 112 years ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium.

Diafra Sakho had given the hosts the lead until Anthony Martial put United ahead with a second-half brace.

The occasion was marred before kick-off when bottles were thrown at the Manchester United coach as it made its way into the ground.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a police officer and a member of the public were hurt, with the Football Association confirming it would launch an investigation. West Ham have said they will ban for life anyone found guilty of being involved in the trouble.

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Kick-off was delayed by 45 minutes but West Ham were quickly out of the blocks and, although the Red Devils rallied after the break, Bilic ultimately saw his team win and severely dent United’s hopes of Champions League qualification.

“It’s a great night,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s our history and it’s not just a game. It’s against them, (United) it’s fighting for Europe and everything, a late night game - it couldn’t be better.

“All the boxes you need to have a special kind of a game, it was tonight. All the boxes were there, Man United, late night....thriller, five goals....so brilliant.”