On this day - 26 August

Classic match

West Ham United 3-2 Plymouth Argyle
Division Two
26 August 1989

West Ham United's unbeaten start to the 1989/90 campaign continued with a 3-2 win over Plymouth Argyle at the Boleyn Ground on this day 26 years ago.

Martin Allen, who would go on to score 34 goals in 234 games for the Hammers, was making his debut in claret and blue, and could not have got off to a better start, notching in his first game for the Club.

Kevin Keen and David Kelly also hit the back of the net in front of a 20,231 Boleyn Ground crowd.

Argyle scored two goals themselves, but the Hammers just held the edge to move to the head of the table with seven points from their first three games.

They would have to wait another year for promotion however, as this campaign ended in a seventh place finish.

Complete record - 26 August

1922 West Ham United 1-2 Bradford City (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 4-2 Bolton Wanderers (Division Two)
1950 Doncaster Rovers 3-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1957 Blackburn Rovers 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1961 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1963 West Ham United 3-1 Burnley (Division One)
1967 Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1968 West Ham United 5-0 Burnley (Division One)
1970 Leeds United 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1972 Liverpool 3-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1978 Crystal Palace 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1980 Burnley 0-2 West Ham United (League Cup Second Round First Leg)
1985 Manchester United 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1989 West Ham United 3-2 Plymouth Argyle (Division Two)
1995 Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2000 West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 1-0 Bradford City (Division One)
2006 Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2014 West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United (League Cup Second Round)

Played 19, Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 9, Scored 31, Conceded 35