Classic match

Coventry City 1-3 West Ham United
Division One
24 January 1987

A Tony Cottee hat-trick on this day in 1987 inspired West Ham to victory against Coventry City at Highfield Road.

The Sky Blues were enjoying a good season as they looked to finish in the top ten, but were dealt a blow by the efforts of Cottee.

The striker's treble contributed to an overall goal tally which reached 29 by the end of the 1986/87 season.

The Hammers went onto finish the season in 15th position whilst Coventry finished tenth.

Complete record - 24 January

1920 West Ham United 1-0 Bury (Division Two)
1925 West Ham United 2-0 Aston Villa (Division One)
1948 West Ham United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers (Division Two)
1953 West Ham United 0-1 Luton Town (Division Two)
1966 West Ham United 2-1 Oldham Athletic (FA Cup)
1976 West Ham United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (Division One)
1987 Coventry City 1-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1990 Derby County 0-0 West Ham United (League Cup)
1993 Barnsley 4-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1994 West Ham United 3-3 Norwich City (Premier League)
2009 Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham United (FA Cup)

Played 11, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 2, Scored 17, Conceded 11