On This Day: Scintillating Sinclair strikes against Chelsea


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

West Ham United shook off the effects of four games in just 12 days to stun Chelsea on this day in 1998, with Trevor Sinclair in sensational form at Boleyn Ground.

In front of a vociferous 25,289-strong crowd at Boleyn Ground, Harry Redknapp's Irons fell behind to the Blues early in the second half when Laurent Charvet scored his first goal for Gianluca Vialli's side.

But the final word was had by new signing Sinclair who, just two months after signing from Queens Park Rangers, netted his fifth goal in six games just 15 minutes later with a beautiful chip.

David Unsworth, shortly after, was on hand to plunder a 73rd-minute winner, three points which cemented the Hammers' position in eighth - just four points away from the Premier League top four. They went on to finish five shy of the Blues. 

Watch the brilliant turnaround again here!

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