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End of an era: West Ham beats Manchester United at Upton Park

By Gary Morley, CNN

Published 2155 GMT (0555 HKT) May 10, 2016
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West Ham's final match at Upton Park was marred by trouble outside the ground before the match started. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Objects were thrown at the bus carrying the visiting Manchester United team, and the kickoff time was subsequently delayed by 45 minutes. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A woman and a child are helped to safety after bottles were thrown at police. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho celebrates with Mark Noble after putting West Ham ahead in the 10th minute of Tuesday's match. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
However, Anthony Martial leveled six minutes after halftime and then put Manchester United in front in the 72nd minute after punishing West Ham on the counter attack. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Hammers hit back with two late goals, as goalkeeper David de Gea was beaten by headers from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid -- both set up by Dimitri Payet. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
West Ham has been based at Upton Park -- also known as the Boleyn Ground -- since 1904. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
However, next season the English Premier League club will move to the nearby Olympic Stadium in Stratford. West Ham chairman David Gold is pictured outside the venue in March 2015. Ian Walton/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
Fans gathered before the Manchester United game to pay their respects to the club's longtime ground. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
This view of the stadium shows the council estate blocks which get a view of the action on match day. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
West Ham fans display a flag honoring three of the club's greatest names: former captain Bobby Moore and ex-managers Ron Greenwood and John Lyall. Paul Gilham/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Hammers supporters queue outside a cafe serving traditional East End fare: Pie and eels. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Such establishments play an important part in the local community. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Boleyn Pub is another popular meeting ground for fans. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Boleyn Ground will be developed into 800 new homes. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The development will continue the gentrification of east London, which was spurred by the London 2012 Olympics. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Fans have been recalling their greatest memories -- such as this volleyed goal by Paolo Di Canio against Wimbledon in 2000 which was voted the best ever scored at Upton Park. Stu Forster/Allsport/file
West Ham's best league finish is third, in the 1985-86 season of the old Division One, when strikers Frank McAvennie (left) and Tony Cottee (right) scored 46 goals between them. Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Three of the West Ham players pictured in 1964 with talent scout Wally St. Pier went on to win the World Cup with England just two years later: Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Bobby Moore. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Moore leads the West Ham reserves onto the pitch before his final match at the Boleyn Ground on March 9, 1974 before his transfer to London rival Fulham. David Ashdown/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
In May 1967, Manchester United beat West Ham 6-1 at Upton Park to become English champion for the seventh time. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Manchester United also visited Upton Park on October 25, 1975, losing the match 2-1. Roger Jackson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Warren Mitchell, who played a bigoted cockney West Ham supporter in the TV series "Till Death Us Do Part," is pictured at Upton Park in February 1968. Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
An injured spectator is removed from the crowd during a sixth-round FA Cup clash between West Ham United and Birmingham City at Upton Park in March 1933. Davis/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Also in 1933, a combined Peru-Chile amateur team visited Upton Park. J. A. Hampton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
Three years later, St John's Ambulancemen hand out oatmeal drinks in the heat at the match between West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur at Upton Park. E. Dean/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file
West Ham won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965, but 15 years later this match against Real Madrid's reserve team Castilla in the now defunct competition was played behind closed doors due to crowd trouble during the first leg in Spain. Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/file