John Lyall appointed as assistant manager to Ron Greenwood.
Finally beaten by Stoke City in the semi-final of the League Cup after a four-game marathon. April 15 - Geoff Hurst played his last game for Hammers at home v Liverpool before his £80,000 transfer to Stoke City.
1974 March 14:
Bobby Moore left to join Fulham on deadline day for a token £25,000 fee after making a then record number of appearances for the Club. Mooro had made his last senior appearance for Hammers in the FA Cup tie v Hereford United on January 5 and his last-ever game for the Club was at home against Plymouth Argyle Reserves.
- this time by Ipswich Town, 5-1 on aggregate. May 3 - West Ham United played met Bobby Moore's Fulham in the all-London FA Cup final and won 2-0 thanks to two Alan Taylor goals. August 9 - Derby County beat us 2-0 at Wembley in the FA Charity Shield.
Hammers lost 4-2 to Anderlecht (Belgium) in the European Cup Winners' Cup final at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels.
Manchester United were the visitors for the first all-ticket match at Upton Park, on the insistence of the Football League, since pre-World War Two. December - Ron Greenwood left the Club to succeed Don Revie as manager of England. John Lyall replaced him as Hammers' team boss.
Relegated to the Second Division.
In February, giant goalkeeper Phil Parkes transferred from QPR to Upton Park for a then Club record fee of £565,000. This was a then world record fee for a goalkeeper. Len Cearns succeeded Reg Pratt (who became President) as Chairman.
Hammers beat overwhelming favourites Arsenal on 10 May to win the FA Cup final at Wembley. Trevor Brooking scored the winner - with his head!
Won promotion back to the First Division as champions of the second division with a record number of points - 66. Hammers reached the League Cup final but lost to Liverpool, 2-1, in a replay at Villa Park after drawing 1-1 at Wembley. Won the FA Youth Cup final for the second time - against Spurs, 2-1 on aggregate.