After the ugly scenes off the pitch before kick-off, West Ham's farewell to Upton Park got the farewell it deserved as Winston Reid secured a comeback 3-2 win over Manchester United.
Not many people would have guessed that a New Zealand defender would score the final goal at the famous old ground, but given England once lost an international friendly to Australia there, perhaps we should have expected an Antipodean intervention.
Okay, maybe not. It's Winston Reid, he doesn't score goals.
Who else but Winston Reid?! Anyone. It would literally be anyone #WHUFCvMUFC
-- Louie Chandler (@ChandlerLouie) May 10, 2016
HAHAHAHA WINSTON REID IS GOING TO BE THE LAST PLAYER TO SCORE AT UPTON PARK. SCENEEEEES
-- Pride of East London (@prideofeastldn) May 10, 2016
It was a glorious moment for the 27-year-old who only moments earlier had been turned inside out by Anthony Martial as the Frenchman scored his second goal to put United 2-1 up after 71 minutes and have the home fans fearing the worst.
Winston Reid looks a shadow of his former self right now. Hasn't been at his best for weeks. Still no answer to why Collins remains benched.
-- Iron Views (@ironviews) May 10, 2016
Reid's redemption was not far away as Dimitri Payet first provided the assist for Michail Antonio's equaliser before then putting it on a plate for the Kiwi to win the game in the 80th minute and send an already-throbbing home support into a frenzy of emotion.
-- Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) May 10, 2016
-- Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) May 10, 2016
3-2! Winston Reid with a header from Payet's free-kick that De Gea can't keep out. Scenes at the Boleyn Ground/Upton Park.
-- Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) May 10, 2016
The pulsating end only served to make the events before the match - when windows on the United team bus were broken after being pelted with object - even more regrettable.
Any tension was at least pricked early on in the match, which was delayed by 45 minutes due to the trouble, when Diafra Sakho put the Hammers ahead early on.
But Martial's equaliser brought yet more controversy.
-- James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 10, 2016
A water bottle was thrown at De Gea for celebrating Martial's goal, completing ruining the night West Ham fans.
-- Jordan (@FourFourJordan) May 10, 2016
When the France international scored again the shift in mood was palpable, but Payet's wizardry and Reid's unlikely goal ensured everyone in east London would go home happy.
Just like this guy predicted would happen.
Winston Reid to score the last ever goal at Upton Park
-- taco (@tacosakho) May 10, 2016