On this day - 9 December

Classic match

Blackburn Rovers 0-1 West Ham United
Premier League
9 December 2007

This particular date in the calendar has not proven to be especially fruitful for the Hammers, although they did claim a 9 December victory six years ago when they travelled to Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham had made a solid start to the campaign and were tenth in the table ahead of this match, and the three points kept them in the top half.

It was a tight affair settled by Dean Ashton's 52nd minute goal, the striker tapping home from a George McCartney cross.

Ashton scored ten league goals in 31 appearances that term as the Hammers secured a tenth place finish.

Complete record - 9 December

1922 South Shields 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 1-2 Bradford City (Division Two)
1950 Birmingham City 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1961 West Ham United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers (Division One)
1972 Leeds United 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1978 Wrexham 4-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1989 Bradford City 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
2000 West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 0-1 Stoke City (Division One)
2006 Bolton Wanderers 4-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2007 Blackburn Rovers 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2012 West Ham United 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)

Played 12, Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 8, Scored 11, Conceded 21