Classic match

Manchester United 2-3 West Ham United
Division One
25 August 1986

West Ham United made it a perfect two wins from two at the start of the 1986/87 season with a drama-filled 3-2 victory at Manchester United on this day 27 years ago.

The Hammers kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 triumph over Coventry City just two days earlier, and this maximum-point haul lifted them to the head of the table.

John Lyall's side were fresh from finishing third in the table the previous season, and they looked to be continuing their good form with a double from Frank McAvennie and a Alan Devonshire goal giving them their three at Old Trafford.

Frank Stapleton and Peter Davenport scored for the Red Devils, but it was not enough to give them a share of the spoils.

The Hammers would still be in the division's top six in December, but faded in the new year and ended the campaign in 15th

Complete record - 25 August

2012 Swansea City 3-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2009 West Ham United 3-1 Millwall (AET) (Carling Cup Round Two)
2007 West Ham United 1-1 Wigan Athletic (Premier League)
2001 West Ham United 0-0 Leeds United (Premier League)
1993 West Ham United 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Premier League)
1990 Middlesbrough 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1986 Manchester United 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1984 West Ham United 0-0 Ipswich Town (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 1-0 Oldham Athletic (Division Two)
1975 West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1973 West Ham United 1-2 Newcastle United (Division One)
1969 West Ham United 1-1 Arsenal (Division One)
1962 West Ham United 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1959 Preston North End 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 West Ham United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 1-2 Swansea Town (Division Two)
1952 Hull City 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 3-1 Blackburn Rovers (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 1-1 Millwall (Division Two)
1928 West Ham United 4-0 Sheffield United (Division One)
1923 Sunderland 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 21, Won 8, Drawn 8, Lost 5, Scored 26, Conceded 22

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