On this day - 21 December

Classic match

West Ham United 3-1 Cambridge United
Division Two
21 December 1979

The Hammers have won five of their eleven matches on this date in the calendar, with their last success coming in 1979.

Cambridge United were the opponents who were went packing from the Boleyn Ground with nothing to show for their efforts as West Ham recovered from a defeat by Shrewsbury in the previous game.

Ray Stewart, Jimmy Neighbour and Stuart Pearson were the men on target in front of an 11,721 crowd.

The Hammers and Cambridge ended the campaign seventh and eighth respectively, although John Lyall's men did secure the honour of winning the FA Cup.

Complete record - 21 December

2002 West Ham United 1-1 Bolton Wanderers (Premier League)
1996 Chelsea 3-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1991 West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United (Division One)
1985 Luton Town 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1979 West Ham United 3-1 Cambridge United (Division Two)
1974 Chelsea 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1968 Sunderland 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1957 Lincoln City 1-6 West Ham United (Division Two)
1946 Barnsley 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1936 West Ham United 4-0 Port Vale (Division Two)
1929 West Ham United 5-2 Aston Villa (Division One)

Played 11, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 2, Scored 25, Conceded 13