Classic match

West Ham United 3-2 Watford
Championship
27 November 2004

The Hammers bounced back from the hurt of defeat to Millwall in their previous game by defeating Watford in a real thriller at the Boleyn Ground on this day ten years ago.

Alan Pardew's men were in the middle of an ultimately successful season in the Championship and had to show their mettle to come from two goals down against the Hornets.

Brynjar Gunnarsson struck with just five minutes on the clock to give Watford the lead, and Bruce Dyer's second, 16 minutes later, had the away fans in raptures.

But, crucially, West Ham fought back to bring the game level by the break, first Nigel Reo-Coker scoring on 28 minutes, then Darren Powell adding an almost instantaneous equaliser.

West Ham had the momentum and they ensured they would make full use of it when Sergei Rebrov struck the winner with 58 minutes on the clock.

The Hammers went on to win promotion back to the top flight via the Play-Offs, while Watford ended in 18th.

Complete record - 27 November

1920 West Ham United 5-0 Stockport County (Division Two)
1926 West Ham United 2-1 Burnley (Division One)
1937 West Ham United 1-0 Burnley (Division Two)
1954 Rotherham United 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1965 West Ham United 3-0 Everton (Division One)
1971 Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1976 Manchester United 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1982 West Ham United 2-0 Everton (Division One)
1983 West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United (Division One)
1996 West Ham United 1-1 Stockport County (League Cup fourth round)
1999 West Ham United 1-0 Liverpool (Premier League)
2004 West Ham United 3-2 Watford (Championship)
2005 West Ham United 1-2 Manchester United (Premier League)
2010 West Ham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 9, Drawn 3, Lost 2, Scored 27, Conceded 11