Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Millwall
npower Championship
4 February 2012

The Hammers battled to a victory over local rivals Millwall on this day in 2012, despite playing almost the entire game with ten men.

Captain Kevin Nolan saw red for a lunge on Jack Smith after just nine minutes of the encounter which saw West Ham move to the top of the league.

Despite their numerical disadvantage the home side went in ahead at the break as Carlton Cole nodded the ball past David Forde from a couple of yards out.

Liam Trotter equalised for the Lions with 66 minutes on the clock but the Hammers were not to be denied and had three points to savour when Winston Reid volleyed the ball home from the edge of the box.

Complete record - 4 February

1911 West Ham United 3-0 Preston North End (FA Cup)
1922 Hull City 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1928 Liverpool 1-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1933 West Ham United 3-1 Southampton (Division Two)
1937 Leicester City 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1939 West Ham United 1-1 Chesterfield (Division Two)
1950 West Ham United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (Division Two)
1961 Blackpool 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1963 West Ham United 0-0 Fulham (FA Cup)
1967 Southampton 6-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1984 West Ham United 3-0 Stoke City (Division One)
1985 West Ham United 2-1 Norwich City (FA Cup)
1986 Ipswich Town 1-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1989 Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1992 Wrexham 0-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1995 Leicester City 1-2 West Ham United (Premier League)
2006 West Ham United 2-0 Sunderland (Premier League)
2012 West Ham United 2-1 Millwall (Championship)

Played 18, Won 10, Drawn 5, Lost 3, Scored 29, Conceded 20