Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Division One
24 February 1971

Bobby Moore may have been best known for his calm, assured defending, but his set-piece taking was another part of his game that was well above average. In the 1966 FIFA World Cup final, his quick free-kick had led to England's opening goal at Wembley, scored by West Ham United team-mate Geoff Hurst.

The pair were at it again in this Division One fixture at the Boleyn Ground, with Moore's free-kick being headed past Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jim Barron to open the scoring in a comfortable 2-0 victory for Ron Greenwood's Hammers.

The match, played on this date in 1971, also marked the debut of Bryan 'Pop' Robson, who celebrated his £120,000 transfer from Newcastle United by adding a second goal on 56 minutes by converting Harry Redknapp's chip to the near post. Victory over Forest would prove crucial as West Ham finished just one place above the relegation zone in 20th position.

Complete record - 24 February

1923 West Ham United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle (FA Cup)
1934 West Ham United 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)
1951 Queens Park Rangers 3-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1955 West Ham United 0-1 Doncaster Rovers (Division Two)
1962 West Ham United 2-2 Ipswich Town (Division One)
1971 West Ham United 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1973 Stoke City 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 3-0 Oldham Athletic (Division Two)
1990 West Ham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Division Two)
1991 West Ham United 3-1 Millwall (Division Two)
1996 West Ham United 0-1 Arsenal (Premier League)
1997 West Ham United 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
2001 Bradford City 1-2 West Ham United (Premier League)
2004 West Ham United 0-3 Fulham (FA Cup)
2007 Charlton Athletic 4-0 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 15, Won 7, Drawn 3, Lost 5, Scored 24, Conceded 23