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Video: The night Frank Lampard went crazy

When we booked our place in the 1980 FA Cup final…

That dance around the corner flag! ❤️3️⃣9️⃣ years ago today Frank Lampard senior scored an 118th-minute winner to send us to Wembley and the 1980 FA Cup final 🏆

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CandH’s top blogger Allen Cummings remembers

As modern-day goal celebrations go, Frank Lampard’s effort at Elland Road in 1980 wasn’t the most elaborate or inventive you’re likely to see.

It didn’t have the planning or the choreography of a Michial Antonio celebration. Frank’s was simply a spontaneous reaction in a night of high drama that not only inspired a song, but went down in West Ham folklore.

It is almost 40 years – 16th April 1980, that Lampard scored the winning goal in our FA Cup Semi-Final replay against Everton – coming two minutes from the end of extra time, in a tie that was looking deadlocked at goal apiece.

The first game, held at Goodison Park, had ended 1-1. In this second encounter the magnificent Alan Devonshire had given us the lead at the end of a typically dazzling run, only for Bob Latchford to level the scores with a glancing header.

With the tie looking to be heading for a second replay, Lampard – half diving, half falling – got his head to a David Cross knock down from a Trevor Brooking cross, sending the ball wide of the despairing Everton ‘keeper and into the net.

Frank picked himself up, recovered his barings then headed straight for the nearest corner flag to celebrate with the most memorable of jigs!

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4 comments on “Video: The night Frank Lampard went crazy

  1. What a night 😁 at Elland Road. If I remember right tickets were 1st come 1st served as it was only 4 days after the 1st game at Villa Park. Queued for 3 hours and paid £2.50p for the ticket.

  2. Proper team, never knew when they were beaten, scored goals, defended and done what only a few other West Ham teams have done., Won us a trophy !
    Just loved watching this team play.
    That night at Eland Road was one of my best away days, bunked off school to go!

    I believe young Frank followed in his old mans footsteps some years later in the same corner. That goal didn’t mean anything like his old mans.

  3. Not a lot to smile about lately, but that does the business

  4. I was at the match but the police pushed me and my mate onto the wrong train and we ended up on the non stop Liverpool express with disgruntled Everton fans!

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