On this day - 27 April

Classic match

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

In days of old when Manchester City had neither the multi million pound investment nor a fantastic state of the art stadium, they were dwellers at Maine Road, where the Hammers earned an important win back in 2003.

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

1929 Sunderland 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1935 Bolton Wanderers 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1957 Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1963 West Ham United 1-2 Everton (Division One)
1968 Sheffield United 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 Southampton 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1974 West Ham United 2-2 Liverpool (Division One)
1985 West Ham United 0-0 Luton Town (Division One)
1991 Blackburn Rovers 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1994 West Ham United 1-2 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
1996 Queens Park Rangers 3-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2002 Newcastle United 3-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2003 Manchester City 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2013 Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 9, Scored 14, Conceded 27