Manchester U 5 West Ham 3
Manchester United 5 West Ham United 3, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, April 18, 1960. After suffering a 2-1 loss to West Ham in London on the 15th of April 1960, The Reds beat The Irons 5-3 in the return match in Manchester three days later through a double each from Alex Dawson and Bobby Charlton plus a single by Albert Quixall.
Manchester United came from being 3-2 down at the half-time break to emerge 5-3 winners over West Ham United during a thrilling First Division fixture at Old Trafford. The match had barely started before newly signed striker Dave Dunmore found the target for West Ham in the fifth minute of the clash to give the visitors the upper hand. Former England Schoolboy player Alex Dawson equalised for the Manchester club after 25 minutes of intense action, but West Ham regained their advantage as Noel Cantwell beat United goalkeeper Harry Gregg from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark. As the first half wore on, Manchester United hit back again when Three Lions international Bobby Charlton levelled the score for the hosts in the 34th minute, only for Tony Scott to net for The Hammers three minutes later. In the second period, Charlton drew United level once more in the 49th minute of proceedings, while Dawson handed the home side the lead for the first time in the game two minutes past the hour mark. Then, with just six minutes remaining of the Monday encounter, Albert Quixall registered the last goal of the day to make the final scoreline 5-3 in Manchester United´s favour. Manchester United Team: Harry Gregg, Shay Brennan, Bill Foulkes, Joe Carolan, Ron Cope, Johnny Giles, Maurice Setters, Bobby Charlton, Alex Dawson, Dennis Viollet, Albert Quixall. Substitutes: None. West Ham United Team: Brian Rhodes, Bobby Moore, Joe Kirkup, Noel Cantwell, Eddie Bovington, Malcolm Musgrove, Ron Brett, Dave Dunmore, Tony Scott, Johnny Cartwright, Andrew Smillie. Substitutes: None.