Remembering the 1975 FA Cup Quarter Final

West Ham played Arsenal at Highbury in the 1975 FA Cup Quarter Final in front of a 54,672 crowd on a muddy pitch. Alan Taylor came into the team to replace Bobby Gould and it was Taylor who scored both goals to make the Hammers the two nil winners on the day to disappoint the Gooners.

West Ham went on to play Ipswich in the semi-finals with Taylor again scoring two goals to win a place at Wembley in the FA Cup final.

Unsurprisingly, it was Alan Taylor yet again who scored two more goals in the Wembley final against Fulham to lift the cup against a disappointed Bobby Moore who had joined Fulham in 1974 after 16 years at West Ham.

West Ham team: Mervyn Day, John McDowell, Kevin Lock, Tommy Taylor, Billy Bonds, Frank Lampard (Snr), Trevor Brooking, Graham Paddon, Billy Jennings, Keith Robson, Alan Taylor

We will bring you more FA Cup sixth round memories from yesteryear in the run up to Sunday’s quarter final against Manchester United.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Remembering the 1975 FA Cup Quarter Final

  1. Loving the look of the new website….

  2. Perhaps our current record is a better guide for tomorrow. Reading one article today, the league table caught my eye and I noticed only the top two clubs have lost less games than we have so far this season

  3. Happy Days…Great memories! Nice post C+H

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