Classic match

Walsall 2-3 West Ham United
FA Cup third round
6 January 2001

The Hammers survived a scare at Division Two side Walsall to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup on this day 14 years ago.

Having already met - and prevailed by a 2-1 aggregate scoreline - in the League Cup that season, the Hammers again edged through against the Saddlers.

9,402 packed into the Bescot Stadium, and all appeared to be going to plan when Frank Lampard scored after six minutes.

But Walsall drew level through Darren Wrack on 33 minutes, leaving the score at 1-1 at the break.

Freddie Kanoute's double, on 57 and 81 minutes, gave West Ham breathing space, and although Brett Angell pulled one back late on, West Ham had enough to progress.

Harry Redknapp's side would go on to reach the quarter-finals that season, bowing out to Tottenham Hotspur.

Complete record - 6 January

1923 West Ham United 1-0 Coventry City (Division Two)
1934 West Ham United 3-2 Brentford (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-1 Cardiff City (FA Cup third round)
1962 Plymouth Argyle 3-0 West Ham United (FA Cup third round)
1968 Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1973 West Ham United 0-1 Liverpool (Division One)
1981 Wrexham 0-0 West Ham United (FA Cup third round replay)
1990 Torquay United 1-0 West Ham United (FA Cup third round)
1996 West Ham United 2-0 Southend United (FA Cup third round)
1998 West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal (League Cup fifth round)
2001 Walsall 2-3 West Ham United (FA Cup third round)
2002 Macclesfield Town 0-3 West Ham United (FA Cup third round)
2007 West Ham United 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (FA Cup third round)

Played 13, Won 7, Drawn 1, Lost 5, Scored 19, Conceded 15