Classic match

Chelsea 2-4 West Ham United
Division One
19 September 1959

West Ham United came out on top in a high-scoring London derby at Chelsea on this day in 1959.

The Hammers had already contested eight league fixtures before making the short trip across the capital to take on Chelsea, and they sat seventh in the table going into the fixture.

Their standing would remain the same after the 90 minutes, but they would be content with taking both points home with them following a thriller.

John Dick bagged a brace, while Malcolm Musgrove and Phil Woosnam also hit the target for a free-scoring Hammers side.

Musgrove would notch 20 goals that campaign as West Ham ended 14th in Division One - four places above their opponents from that day

Complete record - 19 September

2009 West Ham United 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
2000 Walsall 0-1 West Ham United (League Cup)
1999 Everton 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1998 Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1990 West Ham United 3-1 Ipswich Town (Division Two)
1989 Birmingham City 1-2 West Ham United (League Cup)
1987 West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1981 West Bromwich Albion 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 0-2 Newcastle United (Division One)
1964 Burnley 3-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1959 Chelsea 2-4 West Ham United (Division One)
1953 Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1938 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1936 Bury 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1931 West Ham United 2-1 Newcastle United (Division One)
1925 Leeda United 5-2 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 16, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Scored 22, Conceded 25