Classic match

Middlesbrough 0-1 West Ham United
League Division Two
March 3 1990

West Ham United made the long journey up to face Middlesbrough in a Division Two fixture on this day in 1990.

The Hammers were in the middle of a seven-match unbeaten run to give their play-off hopes a boost and this victory was built on a solid foundation.

A backline including the likes of Julian Dicks and Alvin Martin stood firm to protect a vital clean sheet for the Hammers in the north east.

The winning goal came courtesy of Martin Allen, who struck the silence the majority of the 23,617 at Ayersome Park and make the trip home to east London a happy one.

However, after hitting form in the spring, the Hammers were to ultimately miss out on the play-offs as they ended in seventh place.

Complete record - 3 March

2001 Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1992 Southampton 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1990 Middlesbrough 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1984 Ipswich Town 0-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1979 Stoke City 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1964 Burnley 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1962 Burnley 6-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1951 West Ham United 2-3 Bury (Division Two)
1934 West Ham United 1-1 Millwall (Division Two)
1928 West Ham United 1-1 Everton (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 2-1 The Wednesday (Division Two)

Played 11, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 6, Goals 10, Conceded 20

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