Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
7 May 2006

The Hammers recorded a final day victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on this day seven years ago to consign Martin Jol's men to the UEFA Cup.

Spurs were chasing a top four finish and Champions League football for the first time, but their hopes were to be left in tatters after their defeat allowed Arsenal to leapfrog them.

Several Tottenham players were suffering with food poisoning and West Ham took advantage by moving into a 10th minute lead thanks to a 30-yard shot from Carl Fletcher.

Former Hammer Jermain Defoe turned Danny Gabbidon and fired inside the post to level at 1-1, but West Ham moved back onto the front foot after the break.

Teddy Sheringham missed a penalty for the hosts, but it was not to matter as Yossi Benayoun notched the winner 10 minutes from the end, sidestepping Michael Dawson before finding the top corner.

Complete record - 7 May

2012 West Ham United 3-0 Cardiff City (Championship Play-Off semi final)
2011 West Ham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
2006 West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
1994 West Ham United 3-3 Southampton (Premier League)
1988 Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1984 Arsenal 3-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1983 West Ham United 2-0 Notts County (Division One)
1977 West Ham United 2-2 Derby County (Division One)
1966 Stoke City 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1949 Fulham 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1936 Chesterfield 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1932 Chelsea 3-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1927 West Ham United 3-3 Liverpool (Division One)
1921 South Shields 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 14, Won 4, Drawn 6, Lost 4, Scored 23, Conceded 21

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