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Saturday 2 May Updated Saturday 2 May 10:33
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On this day - 2 May

Classic match

Swindon Town 1-3 West Ham United
Division One
2 May 1993

West Ham United took themselves to the brink of promotion to the top flight with a 3-1 victory over Swindon Town on this date in the calendar 22 years ago.

The Hammers had dropped out of the division's top two when they lost to Luton Town three games previously, but all three points against the Robins hauled them back above Portsmouth and into the driving seat.

Trevor Morley scored one of his 22 goals that season, while Clive Allen and Kenny Brown stepped off the bench to get on the scoresheet and help the Hammers towards a crucial win.

Swindon were also in the promotion hunt, and they would go on to earn a place in the Premier League alongside the Hammers after defeating Leicester City in a dramatic Play-Off final at Wembley.

West Ham's success was sealed with a 2-0 win over Cambridge United the following week, which meant Portsmouth finished third, level on points with 88, but six goals worse off.

Newcastle United went up as champions with 96 points to their name.

Complete record - 2 May

1921 West Ham United 2-1 South Shields (Division Two)
1931 Liverpool 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1936 Sheffield United 4-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1955 Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1964 West Ham United 3-2 Preston North End (FA Cup Final)
1981 West Ham United 1-0 Wrexham (Division Two)
1987 West Ham United 1-1 Newcastle United (Division One)
1988 West Ham United 4-1 Chelsea (Division One)
1990 West Ham United 3-1 Leicester City (Division Two)
1992 West Ham United 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1993 Swindon Town 1-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1998 Liverpool 5-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2000 Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2009 Stoke City 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2010 Fulham 3-2 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 15, Won 8, Drawn 2, Lost 5, Scored 27, Conceded 24

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