On 28 minutes the Hammers took the lead. ( Log Out /  Check out our fantastic hospitality options now! Once again Rensenbrink was West Ham’s torturer, again collecting the ball and driving into the West Ham area. Taylor went close to equalising when he latched on to a Bonds knock down, striking the ball from an angle similar to that from which he had scored his second against Fulham in the Cup Final the previous year. ( Log Out /  Once again the incomparable David Coleman was on commentary duty for the BBC with QPR boss Dave Sexton alongside him, fresh from almost guiding the Hoops to the First Division title, where they had just been pipped by Liverpool. Coleman, as usual summed up the moment perfectly: “Frank Lampard walks away as Anderlecht celebrate a truly gift goal” adding “he looked the lonliest man in the ground.”. However Jan Ruiter was a far different prospect to Peter Mellor and he blocked the shot. West Ham United 3 FC Den Haag – A.D.O 1 A.Taylor 28, Lampard 33, Bonds 38 (pen) Schoenmaker 59Wednesday 17 March 1976, European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final second legWest Ham United: Day, Coleman, Lampard, Bonds, T.Taylor (McGiven), Lock, A.Taylor, Paddon (Curbishley), Jennings, Brooking, Robson It would have been understandable if West Ham had folded, two goals in five minutes either side of the break having turned the game completely on its head, but to their credit, the Hammers dug in and went again. However, in an abrupt downturn in form they collected just eight points and won only one League match after Christmas, leaving them in 18th, only six points away from the relegation places. Two goal hero Alan Taylor had dropped to the bench, Keith Robson coming into the side in his place and Kevin Lock had been replaced by Keith Coleman. That was enough to wake the travelling fans, and within minutes loud choruses of the club anthem, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles reverberated around the Heysel Stadium. West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stratford, Newham, East London.In 1965, they won the European Cup Winners Cup, and in 1999 the Intertoto Cup.They have also competed in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League.Outside of major competitions, the club took part in the Anglo-Italian League Cup in 1975–76, and the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1992–93 I could not have asked more from them. 11 years later the boot was firmly on the other foot as the Hammers travelled to the Heysel Stadium in Brussels to take on Anderlecht. Despite failing to win any of their away fixtures, they reached the final of the Cup Winners' Cup, losing 4–2 to Anderlecht. Despite the best efforts of Billy Bonds who had got back and forced the Dutchman back towards a crowd of West Ham players, Rensenbrink kept his composure to smash the ball into the net. In 1965 West Ham used home town advantage to win the European Cup Winners Cup at Wembley Stadium with a win over 1860 Munich. 11 years later the boot was firmly on the other foot as the Hammers travelled to the Heysel Stadium in Brussels to take on Anderlecht. West Ham boss John Lyall shuffled his pack at the break with the unfortunate Lampard replaced by Alan Taylor,  the man whose goals had earned the Hammers entry to the competition. Their FA Cup defence ended in the third round, when they lost at home to Liverpool. ( Log Out /  Two minutes later the final whistle blew and Anderlecht had won the Cup Winners Cup, their first European trophy, and started a run of three consecutive finals. He confirmed this from the ensuing corner, denying Taylor again, this time superbly turning away a shot by Taylor which was heading for the top corner. The 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match between West Ham United of England and 1860 Munich of West Germany. Trevor Brooking was the architect, drilling in a cross from the left hand side which was cleverly glanced in by Keith Robson with a clever stooping header which went in off the far post. The club have reached two major European finals, winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 and finishing runners-up in the same competition in 1976. However, in an abrupt downturn in form they collected just eight points and won only one League match after Christmas, leaving them in 18th, only six points away from the relegation places. It was the final match of the 1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup and the fifth European Cup Winners' Cup final since the competition's inception. John Lyall’s side had reached their second European final by seeing off Lahden Reipas of Finland, Ararat Yerevan of the Soviet Union, FC Den Haag of Holland and Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals. A 4-2 win would mean extra-time, while any one-goal victory or draw would mean elimination. It was the Belgians who had the first opportunity, Rensenbrink galloping down the left to attack Frank Lampard before firing a low ball across the face of the goal which Mervyn Day and his defenders managed to scramble away. West Ham though were rewarded for their sustained pressure midway through the second half. Day denied Van Der Elst, standing up to palm away an effort following another sweeping move, but with just six minutes remaining the future Hammer sealed victory for the Belgians. West Ham also won the Intertoto Cup in 1999. West Ham United were unbeaten in their first nine League games of the 1975–76 season and occupied second place in the autumn of 1975. © 1895 - 2020 West Ham United Football Club. Jan Ruiter in the Anderlecht goal watched the ball carefully before tipping the ball over the bar. Whilst they were bedecked in a brand new Admiral strip, the Belgians strip looked like it had been thrown together at the last minute, with shirts that were too tight and shorts that looked too short. [1], West Ham saved their best form for their third foray into European competition. For the second season running, an exhibitionist French referee, this time Robert Wurtz was on duty in a European final, and Coleman was quick to remind the viewers of the “one or two controversial decisions by the French referee in the 1975 European Cup Final” a remark Leeds fans will have been quick to agree with. Anderlecht winning the Final 4-2 with goals from Rob Rensenbrink (2) and Francois Van der Elst (2) … Rensenbrink himself stepped up to take the spot kick and smashed the ball home to make it 3-2 with 17 minutes remaining. The equaliser seemed to spark Anderlecht back to life, and they immediately stepped up a gear. Future Hammers star, Francois Van Der Elst was in the Belgian sides midfield. Whilst still adjusting to the change in personnel, Anderlecht took the lead. Season summary. Rensenbrink causes chaos in the West Ham defence. Staples have been removed Anderlecht v West Ham United 5/5/ 1976 Original European Cup Winners Cup Final. All the info you need on our London Stadium Store. That noise raised the spirits of the West Ham players and they began to take a grip of the game. In 1965 West Ham used home town advantage to win the European Cup Winners Cup at Wembley Stadium with a win over 1860 Munich. It was 25 minutes before West Ham threatened the Anderlecht goal, moving the ball down the right, the attack ending with Pat Holland blazing wildly over the bar. ( Log Out /  The final was held at Wembley Stadium in London on 19 May 1965. “It’s there, beautiful goal by Robson” exclaimed Coleman as the Hammers levelled things up. West Ham United were unbeaten in their first nine League games of the 1975–76 season and occupied second place in the autumn of 1975. Graham Paddon drove the ball into the area and it was flicked goalwards by Billy Jennings. “West Ham’s all out attempts to attack were caught out there” said Coleman. However Day was helpless moments later when Anderlecht regained the lead from the penalty spot. Evenly matched in the opening stages in terms of football, sartorially the Hammers were streets ahead. West Ham enjoying the bulk of possession but no real opportunities. The Hammers desperately threw themselves into attack, but left themselves vulnerable to the counter attack. It was gobbled up by Rensenbrink who drove into the West Ham area. The equation was as follows – West Ham needed to win by two clear goals to go through on away goals, so long as the second leg finished 2-0 or 3-1 in their favour. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. With most players wearing the shirts outside the “mauve” shorts, they looked vaguely ridiculous. For West Ham, it remains their last European final (not withstanding the Intertoto Cup!). Anderlecht featured two of the splendid Dutch side of 1974 in their line up, with Rob Rensenbrink and Arie Haan providing the attacking firepower. The fashion stakes were only noticable because the football was so poor in the first quarter of the match. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class Large Letter. Aaron Cresswell: Our fighting spirit shone through, All-angles: Manuel Lanzini's stunner at Tottenham, Jeton announced as new e-Wallet partner of West Ham United, Hammers launch pioneering Advantage programme to help young people, Watch the action from our most recent game here, Everything you need to know about our No28. Two years later they would be relegated to the second division. Van Der Elst, having beaten the offside trap kept his cool to sidestep the backtracking McDowell before sitting Day on the floor to roll the ball into the net. Tommy Taylor slid in desperately to try to stop the Dutch master, but only succeeded in taking his legs away and giving Monsieur Wurtz a simple decision. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Lot 2355 of 0: A wooden UEFA plaque inscribed "European Cup Winners Cup 1975/76 - Final Tie, RCS Anderlechtois v West Ham United, Brussels May 5th 1976 presented to West Ham by UEFA to commemorate the European Cup Winners Cup Final, Stade du Heysel, Brussels, May 5th 1976". The Hammers lost some of their fluency after the half-time break when Paddon and Tommy Taylor had to be replaced following shin and groin injuries respectively, and Den Haag sensed a chance to produce a comeback of their own. The Belgian international strode purposefully into the box before lifting the ball over Day with the outside of his boot to make it 2-1. Their Belgian opponents passage had been much tougher, scraping past Rapid Bucharest and FK Borac Banja of Yugoslavia before a quarter-final against Wrexham, a tie they won 2-1 over two legs. [2], "In praise of the Cup Winners' Cup, the competition that was never retained", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1975–76_West_Ham_United_F.C._season&oldid=929803999, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 December 2019, at 09:47. Once again it was Paddon who provided the opportunity, his driven cross from the left hand side of the box was headed down by Billy Bonds into the path of Holland who had ghosted into the area to slide the ball home.

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