Classic match
West Ham United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
1 April 1972
Division One

West Ham United completed a rare league double over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on this day 41 years ago.

Ron Greenwood's Hammers, sitting 12th in the top flight at the time, were without a win in three when fifth-placed Spurs came to town.

Earlier that season, Clyde Best had scored the game's only goal in the reverse fixture on 27 December at White Hart Lane.

On this occasion, goals courtesy of Ade Coker and Trevor Brooking (pictured) would settle the contest, with the former making a first start in upward of four months and only his fourth of the campaign.

Though victory propelled the Hammers to 11th, the home win was to kick-off a miserable April in which Greenwood's men would lose three and draw the other of their four league outings.

West Ham did at least round off the 71/72 season on a high, as Bryan Robson netted in a 1-0 home win over Southampton to end a 14th successive year in the top tier in 14th spot.

Complete record - 1 April

2002 Fulham 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2000 Manchester United 7-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1992 Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1991 West Ham United 3-2 Barnsley (Division Two)
1989 Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1980 Cambridge United 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1978 West Ham United 2-1 Coventry City (Division One)
1975 Leicester City 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1972 West Ham United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1969 Everton 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 Manchester United 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1961 West Ham United 1-1 Newcastle United (Division One)
1950 West Ham United 2-2 Brentford (Division Two)
1939 West Ham United 0-0 Sheffield United (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 1-2 Stoke City (Division Two)
1922 West Ham United 2-0 The Wednesday (Division Two)

Played 16, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 8, Scored 15, Conceded 30

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