Top 10 Biggest moments of 2011 - 7 - West Ham are relegated away at Wigan
So when they needed to win away at Wigan and hope Birmingham would lose against Fulham the odds were stacked against them.
Two goals from Demba Ba put the Hammers 2-0 up at half time and with Fulham winning 2-0 against Birmingham things were going well.
With Wigan themselves needing a win to stay up, things crumbled after half time and Wigan came back to win 3-2 following a last second strike from Charles N'Zogbia.
West Ham were relegated and Avram Grant was sacked before the team bus left the stadium.