On This Day: Brooking, Green and Holland score in feisty Chelsea win


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

West Ham United scored a much-needed 3-1 First Division win over Chelsea in a feisty London derby on this day in 1978.

Trevor Brooking, Bill Green and Pat Holland were on target in front of a 24,987-strong crowd at the Boleyn Ground. Newcastle-upon-Tyne born defender Green's goal was his sole strike in 40 appearances in Claret and Blue.

But the major talking point came after Bill Garner had put Chelsea in front, when West Ham centre-back Tommy Taylor collided with Blues goalkeeper John Phillips, causing tempers to fray before the Wales international was stretchered off.

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