On this day - 27 April

Classic match

Manchester City 0-1 West Ham United
Premier League
27 April 2003

As the Hammers prepare for a trip to Manchester City this afternoon, they can look back on a victory at their former Maine Road home on this day a decade ago.

The Londoners were in grave relegation danger when they made this trek north, with City better off in mid-table.

A win over Middlesbrough the previous week had given West Ham hope, and they were to keep their prospects of retaining their top flight status alive with this three-point haul.

Frederic Kanoute came off the bench to notch the only goal of the game with nine minutes remaining.

Though the Hammers - under the temporary charge of Trevor Brooking - would go on to win at home to Chelsea a week later, then record a final-day 2-2 draw at Birmingham City, they would be relegated on goal difference with the unusually-high total of 42 points.

Complete record - 27 April

2003 Manchester City 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2002 Newcastle United 3-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 Queens Park Rangers 3-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1994 West Ham United 1-2 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
1991 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1985 West Ham United 0-0 Luton Town (Division One)
1974 West Ham United 2-2 Liverpool (Division One)
1971 Southampton 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1968 Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1963 West Ham United 1-2 Everton (Division One)
1957 Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1935 Bolton Wanderers 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1929 Sunderland 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 13, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 8, Scored 13, Conceded 25

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