Classic match

West Ham United 3-0 Coventry City
Football League Championship
9 April 2005

The Hammers left it late to secure an important victory over Coventry City on this day eight years ago.

A final scoreline of 3-0 may look comfortable, but it was still 0-0 as the game headed into the final 15 minutes with West Ham needing a win to keep their play-off bid on track.

However, Coventry crumbled in the closing stages as a three-goal Hammers burst was enough to claim the points.

An own goal from Coventry's Richard Shaw on 76 minutes got the hosts started, before a Teddy Sheringham penalty with a minute remaining and an injury time Bobby Zamora header sealed the victory.

The win was West Ham's third in a row, and eight points from their final five games was enough to secure a play-off spot, where the Hammers would go on to beat Ipswich Town and Preston North End to earn their place back in the Premier League.

Complete record - 9 April

2012 West Ham United 3-3 Birmingham City (Championship)
2011 Bolton Wanderers 3-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2006 Chelsea 4-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2005 West Ham United 3-0 Coventry City (Championship)
1997 West Ham United 0-0 Middlesbrough (Premier League)
1994 West Ham United 0-1 Everton (Premier League)
1983 West Ham United 2-1 Sunderland (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 1-0 Luton Town (Division Two)
1977 Coventry City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 West Ham United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Division One)
1966 Chelsea 6-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1955 Luton Town 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1949 Southampton 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1938 Burnley 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1932 West Ham United 1-3 Blackburn Rovers (Division One)
1928 Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1927 West Ham United 2-2 Cardiff City (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 3-0 Hull City (Division Two)
1921 West Ham United 1-0 Rotherham County (Division Two)

Played 19, Won 7, Drawn 4, Lost 8, Scored 23, Conceded 30

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