On this day - 30 September

Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City
Division One
30 September 1972

West Ham United's last victory on this date in the calendar came 43 years ago when Birmingham City were seen off at the Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers were hoping to bounce back from a narrow 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur the previous week and Peter Grotier's clean sheet paved the way for them to do just that.

Billy Bonds and Clyde Best were on target as the Hammers netted two unanswered goals in front of a 26,482 crowd.

The result left West Ham eleventh in the table, and their form would improve over the campaign en route to a sixth-place finish.

Complete record

1922 Stockport County 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1933 Bradford Park Avenue 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1950 West Ham United 3-5 Sheffield United (Division Two)
1961 West Ham United 4-1 Leicester City (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 0-0 Leeds United (Division One)
1972 West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City (Division One)
1978 Sunderland 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1989 West Ham United 2-3 West Bromwich Albion (Division Two)
2000 West Ham United 1-1 Bradford City (Premier League)

Played 9, Won 2, Drawn 3, Lost 4, Scored 14, Conceded 14