Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Liverpool
Premier League
27 September 1997

Four defeats from four games in September had left Hammers fans desperate for a win by the time Liverpool arrived at the Boleyn Ground.

Former Hammer Paul Ince bore the brunt of an unforgiving crowd as he saw his side slip to defeat in east London.

John Hartson put the Hammers ahead in the first half before Robbie Fowler scored a spectacular equaliser.

Eyal Berkovic restored the home side's lead with 25 minutes left and they were able to hold on for a valuable three points en route to an eighth place finish.

Complete record

1919 Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1924 West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal (Division One)
1930 West Ham United 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Division One)
1947 West Ham United 1-0 Coventry City (Division Two)
1952 Plymouth Argyle 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1958 Blackpool 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1969 Manchester United 5-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1980 Cambridge United 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1986 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1988 Sunderland 0-3 West Ham United (League Cup)
1992 Portsmouth 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1997 West Ham United 2-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
2000 West Ham United 1-1 Walsall (League Cup)
2008 West Ham United 2-1 Fulham (Premier League)
2011 West Ham United 0-1 Ipswich Town (Championship)

Played 16, Won 8, Drawn 4, Lost 4, Scored 23, Conceded 20