On this day in 1980, West Ham United progressed to the final of the FA Cup with an enthralling 2-1 extra-time victory against Everton.
After the club’s could not be separated at the first time of asking, it set up a semi-final replay against the Toffees at Elland Road, which turned out to be one of the most dramatic FA Cup wins in West Ham’s history.
Alan Devonshire gave the Hammers the lead with a spectacular individual goal four minutes into extra-time before Bob Latchford replied for Everton and the tie was heading for a second replay.
The Irons were the only second-tier side left in the competition, but that would not stop them from progressing through to the final in astonishing fashion.
Frank Lampard Senior would be the hero with his late diving header which sparked incredible scenes and set up a clash at Wembley against Arsenal.
And with the club’s social media post about the occasion, it made for plentiful reaction from the Claret and Blue faithful…
Hiya! x pic.twitter.com/58fjVnpOJa
— Canning Town Len (@CanningTownLen) April 16, 2020
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) April 16, 2020
"I’m dreaming of a Frank Lampard WINNER, just like the one at Elland Road"
— Andy (@ClsrThnMst) April 16, 2020
‘I remember watching this on BBC Sportsnight. Brilliant’ – @johnabowie
‘Great memory’ – @beardedhammerboy