On This Day: Brooking, Dear and Sissons complete West Ham United comeback at Leicester City

Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, presented by Heineken...

A star-studded West Ham United produced a sensational performance to beat Leicester City on this day in 1967.

Martin Peters set a 19-year-old Trevor Brooking up to open the scoring before the Foxes came from behind to lead 2-1 at a muddy Filbert Street.

Peters’ fellow FIFA World Cup winner Geoff Hurst then crossed for Brian Dear to head in an equaliser before John Sissons somehow scored direct from a corner, beating Peter Shilton at the near post with a curling effort with the outside of his right foot.

Dear completed a memorable comeback with an unstoppable left-foot shot, with his two goals adding to the hat-trick he had scored in a 4-2 win over the same opposition at the Boleyn Ground on Boxing Day!

West Ham’s starting XI also included captain Bobby Moore, a young Billy Bonds, signed that summer from Charlton Athletic and 1964 FA Cup final matchwinner Ronnie Boyce.

Amazingly, both teams were struggling near the bottom of the First Division table at the time, with West Ham’s win lifting them three places to 14th.

Ron Greenwood’s side would end the season in 12th, one place ahead of Leicester on goal average.

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