Classic match

West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United
Division One
8 September 1958

The Hammers were still carrying the momentum from winning the Division Two title the previous season when they welcomed Manchester United to the Boleyn Ground on this day in 1958.

West Ham were seventh in the Division Two table after five matches, but climbed to the summit with this thrilling 3-2 win over the Red Devils. However, with hindsight, the headline was not the result but the player who made his debut in West Ham's No6 shirt.

Bobby Moore was just 17 years and four months old when he was handed his debut in place of Bill Lansdowne, who himself had been drafted in for the ill Malcolm Allison.

This was West Ham's fourth win from six starts at the beginning of the season and was achieved thanks to goals from John Smith, John Dick and Malcolm Musgrove. Those goals, and the debut of the young Moore, meant the majority of the 35,672 crowd went home very happy indeed.

The Hammers' form remained good throughout the season, especially at home, where they won 15 of 21 league games, ending up sixth in the table.

Complete record - 8 September

2001 Derby County 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 Sunderland 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1990 Leicester City 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1984 West Ham United 2-0 Watford (Division One)
1979 Preston North End 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1973 West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1962 Manchester City 1-6 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 1-1 Rotherham United (Divison Two)
1952 Leicester City 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-1 Barnsley (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division Two)
1934 Brentford 4-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1930 West Ham United 0-3 Middlesbrough (Division One)
1928 West Ham United 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1924 West Ham United 0-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 0-0 Cardiff City (Division One)
1919 West Ham United 0-2 Barnsley (Division Two)

Played 18, Won 6, Drawn 8, Lost 4, Scored 23, Conceded 19