Classic match

Arsenal 2-3 West Ham United
Premier League
1 February 2006

West Ham United famously became the final club to defeat Arsenal at Highbury when they held off the Gunners to triumph by the odd goal in five on this day eight years ago.

The Hammers got off to a lightning-fast start and found themselves 2-0 up just past the half-hour.

With 25 minutes gone Hayden Mullins played a ball through to Nigel Reo-Coker, who pounced as Sol Campbell failed to clear and the West Ham man slotted home.

Seven minutes later it was two as Paul Konchesky played a diagonal pass to Bobby Zamora, who beat Campbell and fired into the net.

Although Thierry Henry pulled one back on the stroke of half-time, it was too much for Campbell, who was withdrawn at the break.

West Ham continued to impress in the second half and restored their two-goal advantage when Matthew Etherington's shot deflected off Mathieu Flamini and in.

It all meant that Robert Pires' goal at the death counted for little as the West Ham fans made the short journey home thrilled at their side's display.

Complete record - 1 February

2006 Arsenal 2-3 West Ham United (Premier League)
1997 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1992 West Ham United 1-0 Oldham Athletic (Division One)
1989 West Ham United 1-0 Swindon Town (FA Cup fourth round replay)
1975 West Ham United 2-0 Carlisle United (Division One)
1969 Leicester City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1964 Aston Villa 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 Fulham 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 1-1 Bradford Park Avenue (Division Two)
1936 West Ham United 6-0 Bury (Division Two)
1932 West Ham United 1-1 Huddersfield Town (Division One)
1930 Manchester United 4-2 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 12, Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 2, Scored 23, Conceded 15