On this day - 3 April

Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester United
Division One
3 April 1971

The 1970/71 season did not provide too many high points for Hammers fans - although a run of three consecutive wins at the start of Spring did give them something to cheer.

Everton had already been dispatched 1-0 before Manchester United came to visit E13, and they too were to leave the pitch defeated by Ron Greenwood's West Ham side.

Geoff Hurst and Bryan Robson were the goalscorers, Hurst's strike being one of 16 in his penultimate season in claret and blue.

38,507 were in attendance at the Boleyn Ground to witness the Hammers record this 2-1 success, a scoreline that was to be repeated the next week when West Bromwich Albion were the visitors.

The run of three wins helped West Ham maintain a comfortable gap over the bottom two relegation places, and although the Hammers finished 20th out of 22, they survived by a seven-point margin over Burnley

Complete record - 3 April

1920 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1926 West Ham United 3-2 Sunderland (Division One)
1931 West Ham United 1-4 Bolton Wanderers (Division One)
1937 Swansea Town 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1948 Luton Town 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1953 West Ham United 1-2 Fulham (Division Two)
1954 West Ham United 1-0 Hull City (Division Two)
1961 Leicester City 5-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1965 Leeds United 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 West Ham United 2-1 Manchester United (Division One)
1976 West Ham United 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1982 Manchester City 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1993 Birmingham City 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
2004 Reading 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 14, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 14, Conceded 20