Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Division One
31 March 1986

West Ham's Boys of '86 continued their chargs up to their eventual finishing position of third in the top flight table with a memorable London derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur on this day in 1986.

John Lyall's side were in the middle of their most successful league campaign and this victory over Spurs avenged a 1-0 defeat suffered at White Hart Lane on Boxing Day.

Much of the Hammers' success was based on the goalscoring form of Frank McAvennie and Tony Cottee and they were both on the scoresheet for this match.

McAvennie ended the season with 28 goals and Cottee was only two behind with 26 as the Hammers claimed third on 84 points, just five off champions Liverpool.

Complete record - 31 March

2012 West Ham United 2-4 Reading (Championship)
2007 West Ham United 2-0 Middlesbrough (Premier League)
2001 West Ham United 0-1 Everton (Premier League)
1990 West Ham United 2-2 Port Vale (Division Two)
1986 West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1984 West Ham United 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City (Division Two)
1973 West Ham United 2-0 Everton (Division One)
1972 West Ham United 2-2 Leeds United (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1965 Aston Villa 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1964 Stoke City 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1962 West Bromwich Albion 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1961 West Ham United 1-0 Leicester City (Division One)
1956 Plymouth Argyle 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-4 Manchester City (Division Two)
1934 West Ham United 5-1 Fulham (Division Two)
1928 West Ham United 4-3 Blackburn Rovers (Division One)
1923 Crystal Palace 5-1 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 19, Won 11, Drawn 4, Lost 4, Scored 40, Conceded 28

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