MX23RW : Monday, March 25 02:29:00
Jul 11, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​London Road Stadium
PeterboroughPeterborough United
3-3
West HamWest Ham United
Santos (8'), Taylor (38'), Bostwick (59' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-3)
Noble (12'), Sakho (14'), Samuelsen (23')

Result: West Ham United held by Peterborough United on Slaven Bilic bow

Peterborough spoil Slaven Bilic's first game as West Ham coach following a 3-3 draw at London Road.

Peterborough United held West Ham United to a thrilling 3-3 draw in this afternoon's pre-season friendly at London Road.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United, looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015© Getty Images

Posh looked like spoiling Slaven Bilic's West Ham coronation, having left academy coach Terry Westley in charge of their first-round Europa League tie with Lusitanos.

Only eight minutes elapsed before the League One side opened the scoring against their top-flight visitors, with Ricardo Santos powering a header past Adrian from a corner.

However, the cream soon rose to the top as Bilic's men turned the game on its head shortly after.

Ricardo Almeidwa Santos of Peterborough United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015© Getty Images

First, Mark Noble levelled matters on 12 minutes, before Diafra Sakho added a second in fortuitous fashion when goalkeeper Ben Alnwick's clearance ricocheted off the Senegalese striker and crossed the line.

Martin Samuelsen - making his Hammers debut - marked his bow with a goal on 23 minutes, firing low into the corner as the Irons looked in cruise control.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015© Getty Images

However, Peterborough threw themselves a lifeline ahead of the second half when Paul Taylor latched on to Michael Bostwick's through-ball before rounding Adrian and reducing the arrears before the break.

The comeback was complete on 59 minutes when Bostwick slotted a penalty past Adrian.

Youngster Amos Nasha almost made a positive first impression in front of Bilic, but his fierce drive was palmed away by Alnwick on 78 minutes as both sides shared the spoils.

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