On This Day: Bobby Zamora silences Gunners as West Ham's Great Escape gathers pace


West Ham United traveled to Arsenal desperately in need of three points to boost their hopes of securing Premier League safety on this day in 2007.

The Hammers had won their previous two matches against Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough, but remained five points adrift of 17th place.

The Gunners, meanwhile, were unbeaten all season at their new Emirates Stadium home, meaning the odds were stacked against Alan Curbishley's battlers.

Arsenal dominated throughout, but found Irons goalkeeper Robert Green in unbeatable form, enabling Bobby Zamora to race onto Lucas Neill's through ball and lob Jens Lehmann from 25 yards.

West Ham famously went on to stay up on the final day, having won seven of their final nine Premier League matches.


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