Classic match

Bolton Wanderers 2-0 West Ham United
FA Cup final
Wembley
28 April 1923

West Ham United featured in its first major final - and the first FA Cup final to be played at Wembley - on this day in 1923.

A goal in each half was to break the hearts the Hammers, who reached the showpiece occasion less than a quarter of a century after their formation.

The match was the first to be played at the new Empire Stadium, which would soon become better known as Wembley, and was such a sought-after ticket in the capital that many more than the 127,000 capacity crowd crammed into the venue.

So many supporters had forced their way in that police on horseback were needed to quell the crowds and push them away from the touchlines.

Chief among them was PC George Scorey on his horse Billie and his contribution has gone down in English football history - leading to the new White Horse Bridge at the revamped Wembley being named in his honour.

The match had been delayed by 45 minutes but once David Jack struck after just two minutes, West Ham were always chasing the contest and it was the north-west club who lifted the trophy.

West Ham United: Hufton, Henderson, Bishop, Kay, Tresadern, Young, Richards, Brown, Watson, Moore, Russell

Complete record - 28 April

2012 West Ham United 2-1 Hull City (Premier League)
2007 Wigan Athletic 0-3 West Ham United (Premier League)
2001 Manchester City 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1990 Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1986 West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City (Division One)
1984 Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 1-1 Wrexham (Division Two)
1975 West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal (Division One)
1973 West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal (Division One)
1967 West Bromwich Albion 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1962 Bolton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 3-0 Bristol City (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 1-2 Birmingham City (Division Two)
1934 West Ham United 1-0 Port Vale (Division Two)
1928 West Ham United 3-3 Birmingham (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 0-2 Bolton Wanderers (FA Cup Final)

Played 16, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Scored 19, Conceded 18

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