On this day - 3 May


West Ham United 2-0 Fulham 
FA Cup Final
Wembley Stadium  

One of the great days in Hammers history as the Hammers won their second ever FA Cup trophy, their third in total. 

The F.A. Cup Final, in a sold out Wembley Stadium hosted the final as London rivals Fulham with ex-Hammers' skipper Bobby Moore in the Cottagers' line-up, took on their east London counterparts.

In a tense but exciting affair, Alan Taylor was the hero of the hour, his 61st and 65th minute goals settling the issue, sending the West Ham fans into ecstasy. In a fantastic era for the club, it would only be five years before the Club retained the illustrious, and much coveted trophy. 

Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United
npower Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg
Cardiff City Stadium

West Ham United took a giant stride back towards the top table of English Football with this Jack Collison-inspired 2-0 win at Cardiff City. 

Unbeaten in six before the first leg, they were in front inside nine minutes courtesy of the Welsh international. Ricardo Vaz Te chased a seemingly lost cause and was rewarded as his cross picked out Collison, who headed home after his volley had been kept out by David Marshall.

Collison soon doubled the Hammers' advantage four minutes before the interval. Ben Turner was only able to clear a corner as far as the midfielder, who controlled on his chest before blasting goal-ward. With Marshall already committed to his right, Collison's strike took a wicked deflection off Liam Lawrence before nestling in the opposite corner.

Though Cardiff rallied after the break, Kenny Miller was unable to convert a series of half chances, as the Hammers took a commanding lead back to the Boleyn Ground. In the end it proved plenty, with a 3-0 win in the second leg propelling Sam Allardyce's men to an ultimately triumphant Wembley date.

Complete Record

1924    Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1930    Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1941    West Ham United 3-2 Brentford (War Time – Regional League South)
1947    West Ham United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Division Two)
1975    West Ham United 2-0 Fulham (FA Cup Final – Played at Wembley)
1980    Bristol Rovers 0-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1983    Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1986    West Bromwich Albion 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1989    Newcastle United 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1994    Queens Park Rangers 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1995    Queens Park Rangers 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1997    West Ham United 5-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Premier League)
2003    West Ham United 1-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
2008    Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2012    Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United (npower Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg)
2014    West Ham United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

Played 16, Won 11, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 28, Conceded 15