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2015-09-02T00:00:00 Updated 2015-09-02T00:00:07
On this day

On this day - 2 September

Classic match

Tottenham Hotspur 0-4 West Ham United
Division One
2 September 1981

West Ham United won promotion back to the top flight for the 1981/82 season and kept up the momentum with a thumping victory at Tottenham Hotspur on this day 34 years ago.

41,200 were in attendance at White Hart Lane and the home crowd were left stunned by the Hammers' destruction of their side.

All four goals were scored by David Cross, who just could not be handled by the home defence.

Cross would go on to notch 16 league goals that term, as West Ham returned to Division One football with a ninth-place finish.

Complete record - 2 September

1922 Bradford City 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1933 Brentford 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1935 Bradford Park Avenue 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1946 West Ham United 3-2 Fulham (Division Two)
1950 West Ham United 1-2 Brentford (Division Two)
1957 West Ham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Division Two)
1961 West Ham United 3-2 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1963 Blackpool 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1964 Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 1-3 Manchester United (Division One)
1972 West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United (Division One)
1978 West Ham United 0-1 Fulham (Division Two)
1981 Tottenham Hotspur 0-4 West Ham United (Division One)
1986 Nottingham Forest 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1989 Hull City 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 15, Won 5, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Scored 21, Conceded 25

 

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