Classic match

Middlesbrough 1-3 West Ham United
Division Two
26 April 1958

The Hammers finished their Division Two title-winning campaign in style with a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough on this date 55 years ago.

Having hit the front in early February, West Ham ensured their grip on top spot would never be released with a strong run of form which saw them lose only twice in the final 19 games.

Mid-table Middlesbrough could not stand in the way of Ted Fenton's men, who clinched the title from Blackburn by a solitary point with this victory.

John Dick (pictured) and Vic Keeble finished as West Ham's top scorers with 26 and 24 goals respectively, and they were both on the scoresheet on this occasion.

Malcolm Musgrove notched the other goal - one of ten that year for him - as the Hammers clinched a return to the top tier.

Complete record - 26 April

2008 West Ham United 2-2 Newcastle United (Premier League)
2006 West Ham United 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)
1986 West Ham United 1-0 Coventry City (Division One)
1980 West Ham United 1-3 Shrewsbury Town (Division Two)
1977 Leeds United 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1975 Ipswich Town 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 Middlesbrough 1-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1955 West Ham United 0-3 Liverpool (Division Two)
1952 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 4-0 Barnsley (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 2-1 Aston Villa (Division Two)
1930 Aston Villa 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1924 West Ham United 1-2 Manchester City (Division One)
1920 Stockport County 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 15, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Scored 22, Conceded 25

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