Classic match

West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool
Barclays Premier League
February 27 2011

From an otherwise forgettable season, this 3-1 victory over Liverpool was one of the highlights as Avram Grant's side gave themselves hope of dodging the drop in front of a capacity Boleyn Ground crowd.

The Hammers made a storming start, overwhelming their visitors before the break and taking a crucial 2-0 lead inside the opening 45 minutes.

Scott Parker opened the scoring with 22 minutes on the clock, playing intricate one-twos with both Thomas Hitzlsperger and Lars Jacobsen before poking an inch-perfect shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

It got better the for Hammers before half time when Demba Ba flicked Robert Green's long kick out wide to Gary O'Neil before bursting into the box and heading his cross beyond Pepe Reina.

Former Hammer Glen Johnson pulled one back for the away side six minutes from time, knocking home after Luis Suarez's low cross deflected off James Tomkins and into his path.

But West Ham did not crumble and secured the points in stoppage time through Carlton Cole, who outmuscled Martin Skrtl and beat Jamie Carragher before finishing emphatically.

However, the east Londoners were not able to build on their victory over Kenny Dalglish's men and a run of nine games without a victory to end the campaign sealed their fate.


Complete record - 27 February

2011 West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
1999 West Ham United 2-0 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
1993 Sunderland 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1988 Derby County 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1982 Everton 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 Blackpool 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1965 West Ham United 2-1 Liverpool (Division One)
1960 Nottingham Forest 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1954 Brentford 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 4-0 Coventry City (Division Two)
1926 Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 11. Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 3, Scored 15, Conceded 11

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