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On this day - 12 December

Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Southend United
Division One
12 December 1992

The Hammers were climbing towards the automatic promotion places in Division One when they welcomed Southend United to the Boleyn Ground 23 years ago today.

Billy Bonds' side were attempting to bounce back from relegation the previous year, and they were making a good fist of the task having sat in the top ten since November.

Goals from Trevor Morley and Clive Allen saw off the Shrimpers on this occasion and gave West Ham one of 16 home victories for the season.

The east Londoners would go on to be promoted as runners-up behind Newcastle United, pipping Portsmouth to second place on goal difference.

Complete record - 12 December

1925 West Ham United 2-2 Birmingham (Division One)
1931 Birmingham 4-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1953 Lincoln City 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1959 Blackburn Rovers 6-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1964 West Ham United 2-0 Fulham (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 1-2 Liverpool (Division One)
1979 Nottingham Forest 3-0 West Ham United (League Cup fifth round replay)
1987 Chelsea 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1992 West Ham United 2-0 Southend United (Division One)
1998 Middlesbrough 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
2007 West Ham United 1-2 Everton (League Cup fifth round)
2009 Birmingham City 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 12, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 7, Scored 14, Conceded 23