Match programme cover
|Event||1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup|
|Date||5 May 1976|
|Venue||Heysel Stadium, Brussels|
|Referee||Robert Wurtz (France)|
The 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match between West Ham United of England and Anderlecht of Belgium. The final was held at Heysel Stadium in Brussels on 5 May 1976. It was the final match of the 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup tournament and the 16th European Cup Winners' Cup final.
|West Ham United||Anderlecht|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Reipas Lahti||5–2||2–2 (A)||3–0 (H)||First round||Rapid București||2–1||0–1 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|Ararat Yerevan||4–2||1–1 (A)||3–1 (H)||Second round||Borac Banja Luka||3–1||3–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Den Haag||5–5 (a)||2–4 (A)||3–1 (H)||Quarter-finals||Wrexham||2–1||1–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||4–3||1–2 (A)||3–1 (H)||Semi-finals||Sachsenring Zwickau||5–0||3–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
Pat Holland put West Ham into the lead in the 28th minute. Just before half-time, Frank Lampard misjudged a back pass, allowing Peter Ressel to collect the ball and pass it to Rob Rensenbrink to score the equaliser. In attempting the backpass, Lampard tore a stomach muscle that ruled him out of much of the remainder of the game. Three minutes into the second-half, François van der Elst scored, assisted by Rensenbrink. Keith Robson later equalised for West Ham from a cross by Trevor Brooking. Anderlecht were awarded a clear penalty in the 73rd minute, after Holland rashly challenged and fouled Rensenbrink who then scored from the penalty. Holland obviously misjudged the tackle and was duly penalised. With two minutes left, as West Ham fell apart, van der Elst ran through to score Anderlecht's fourth goal for a deserved victory.[ citation needed ]
|West Ham United||2–4||Anderlecht|
| Holland 28'|
|Report|| Rensenbrink 42', 73' (pen.)|
Van der Elst 48', 88'
West Ham United
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