Classic match

Middlesbrough 1-1 West Ham United
29 April 1977
Division One

West Ham United earned a valuable point at Middlesbrough's Ayresome Park to boost their survival prospects on this day 36 years ago.

The Hammers had sat rock bottom at the start of April, but were showing signs of life with just one defeat in their last eight outings prior to this trip to the north-east. 

Bryan Robson had netted three days earlier in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and he was at it again here, as John Lyall's troops battled to another 1-1 stalemate. Britain's first half-a-million pound footballer, David Mills, was on target for Boro.

Of their final four fixtures, West Ham would win two and draw two to end the campaign in the relative comfort of 17th spot, two points and three places above the drop zone.

Pop Robson, meanwhile, netted a further three times before the season's end, to finish the 1976/77 campaign with a total of 14 league goals.  

Complete record - 29 April

2005 West Ham United 1-2 Sunderland (Championship)
2000 West Ham United 0-1 Middlesbrough (Premier League)
1980 Oldham Athletic 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1978 West Ham United 0-2 Liverpool (Division One)
1977 Middlesbrough 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1961 West Ham United 1-2 Burnley (Division One)
1950 West Ham United 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Division Two)
1922 West Ham United 0-2 Blackpool (Division Two)

Played 9, Won 1, Drawn 3, Lost 5, Scored 6, Conceded 12

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