On this day - 18 December

Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool
Division One
18 December 1976

West Ham were bottom of Division One when they welcomed reigning champions Liverpool to the Boleyn Ground on this day 37 years ago.

Despite the odds being firmly stacked in the visitors favour, goals from Trevor Brooking and Billy Jennings sent the home fans happy with a well-deserved victory to toast.

Later in the season a 0-0 draw at Anfield would help the Hammers avoid relegation and finish 17th in the league whilst Liverpool once again won the title.

Complete record - 18 December

1926 Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1948 Lincoln City 4-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1954 West Ham United 3-3 Swansea Town (Division Two)
1961 West Ham United 4-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1965 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 West Ham United 0-1 Newcastle United (Division One)
1976 West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool (Division One)
1982 Notts County 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1993 Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 West Ham United 1-2 Stockport County (League Cup)
1999 West Ham United 2-4 Manchester United (Premier League)
2004 Preston North End 2-1 West Ham United (Championship)
2010 Blackburn Rovers 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 13, Won 3, Drawn 4, Lost 6, Scored 19, Conceded 25