Classic match

West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United
Division One
8 September 1958

The Hammers were still carrying the momentum from winning the Division Two title the previous season when they welcomed Manchester United to the Boleyn Ground on this day 55 years ago.

West Ham were seventh in the table, but climbed to the summit with this thrilling 3-2 win over the Red Devils.

This was their fourth win from six starts at the beginning of the season and was achieved thanks to goals from John Smith, John Dick and Malcolm Musgrove.

It meant the majority of the 35,672 crowd went home happy with the Hammers dreaming of glory.

Their form remained good throughout the season, especially at home, where they won 15 of 21 home games, ending up sixth in the table.

Complete record - 8 September

2001 Derby County 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 Sunderland 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1990 Leicester City 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1984 West Ham United 2-0 Watford (Division One)
1979 Preston North End 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1973 West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1962 Manchester City 1-6 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 1-1 Rotherham United (Divison Two)
1952 Leicester City 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-1 Barnsley (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division Two)
1934 Brentford 4-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1930 West Ham United 0-3 Middlesbrough (Division One)
1928 West Ham United 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1924 West Ham United 0-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 0-0 Cardiff City (Division One)
1919 West Ham United 0-2 Barnsley (Division Two)

Played 18, Won 6, Drawn 8, Lost 4, Scored 23, Conceded 19

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