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Friday 6 September Updated Thursday 19 February

On this day - 6 September

Classic match

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United
Division Two
6 September 1980

An own-goal helped John Lyall's (pictured) West Ham United beat London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a historic season for the Club. Graham Wilkins - the brother of the more famous England midfielder Ray - put through his own net to set the Hammers on their way to a sixth game without defeat.

West Ham's starting XI was something special for a Division Two side, as it contained no fewer than six players who would play for England during their careers in Phil Parkes, Frank Lampard, Alvin Martin, Alan Devonshire, Trevor Brooking and Paul Goddard, as well as the great Billy Bonds and Ray Stewart.

The Irons lost just four games in the league all season on their way to winning the Division Two title by 13 points ahead of second-placed Notts County, sending them back to the top flight after a three-year absence.

The Hammers also reached the final of the League Cup in 1980/81, but lost in a replay to Liverpool after a 1-1 draw at Wembley in the initial tie.

Complete record

1919 Lincoln City 1-4 West Ham United (Division Two)
1920 West Ham United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division Two)
1924 Blackburn Rovers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1926 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1930 Aston Villa 6-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1937 Swansea Town 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1947 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1948 Coventry City 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-2 Swansea Town (Division Two)
1952 West Ham United 1-2 Birmingham City (Division Two)
1954 West Ham United 1-1 Hull City (Division Two)
1955 Bristol City 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1958 Luton Town 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1965 West Ham United 1-5 Liverpool (Division One)
1969 West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1972 West Ham United 2-1 Bristol City (League Cup Second Round)
1975 West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City (Division One)
1980 Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1983 West Ham United 3-1Leicester City (Division One)
1986 West Ham United 2-5 Liverpool (Division One)

Played 19, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 10, Scored 21, Conceded 34.

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