On This Day: The nine-goal Bradford thriller that had everything


Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with Basset & Gold..

Nine goals, stunning comebacks, stupendous strikes, dramatic injuries, Academy starlets and, at the end of the 90 minutes, three points; West Ham United's 5-4 victory over Bradford City on this day in 2000, simply put, had it all.

One of the most remarkable games in Premier League and Boleyn Ground history saw Harry Redknapp's Hammers trail 1-0, lead 2-1, slip to a 4-2 deficit, level the scores with 20 minutes to go and ultimately emerge 5-4 winners - settled by Frank Lampard's goal seven minutes from time - at various stages of a rollercoaster afternoon.

Teenage goalkeeper Stephen Bywater experienced a remarkable debut after Shaka Hislop suffered a broken leg five minutes in, while the game also saw Paolo Di Canio's dispute with Lampard over who should take a crucial penalty in the second half - the Italian winning out and then scoring.

“They come to be entertained and they certainly got their money's worth today. It was a magnificent game," Redknapp smiled afterwards.

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