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Friday 14 February Updated Wednesday 18 February

On this day - 14 February

Classic match

West Ham United 4-0 Chelsea
Division Two
14 February 1981

Fresh from reaching the League Cup final four days earlier, West Ham kept the feel good factor going with a comprehensive win against London rivals Chelsea.

A 2-0 win on the same ground against Coventry City earned the Hammers their final place with a 4-2 aggregate win and there were more goals for the taking against the Blues.

Mercurial playmaker and crowd favourite Trevor Brooking scored twice, while there was a goal each for David Cross and Alan Devonshire.

Whilst the home side went onto lose the League Cup final to Liverpool, they were crowned champions of Division Two by 13 points.

Complete record - 14 February

1920 Port Vale 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1925 Bury 4-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1927 Blackburn Rovers 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1931 Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1948 Coventry City 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1972 West Ham United 3-1 Hereford United (FA Cup)
1976 Coventry City 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1981 West Ham United 4-0 Chelsea (Division Two)
1987 Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1990 Oldham Athletic 6-0 West Ham United (League Cup)
1996 Grimsby Town 3-0 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1998 West Ham United 2-2 Blackburn Rovers (FA Cup)
2004 Fulham 0-0 West Ham United (FA Cup)
2009 West Ham United 1-1 Middlesbrough (FA Cup)
2012 West Ham United 1-1 Southampton (Championship)

Played 15, Won 3, Drawn 5, Lost 7, Scored 16, Conceded 27

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