Classic match

West Ham United 5-0 Sheffield United
Division Two
21 March 1990

Little more than a month after Lou Macari's departure, Billy Bonds' Hammers smashed five without reply past fellow promotion chasers Sheffield United at the Boleyn Ground.

Well-travelled frontman Jimmy Quinn was the architect in chief, as he bagged a hat-trick, his only triple in claret and blue. Martin Allen (pictured) and Trevor Morley were the other men to get on the scoresheet, with the latter netting for a fourth start in succession.

It was the Hammers' second 5-0 triumph of the campaign, having earlier seen off Sunderland by the same margin. What's more, the comprehensive victory completed an unlikely double over the high-flying Blades, after West Ham had won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in October.

Ironically, it was Sheffield United who would go on to secure promotion, as they finished second to Leeds United on goal difference. The Hammers meanwhile would have to settle for seventh, as they ended the season a place and two points outside of the play-off picture.

Complete record - 21 March

2009 Blackburn Rovers 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2004 Millwall 4-1 West Ham United (Championship)
1992 West Ham United 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Division One)
1990 West Ham United 5-0 Sheffield United (Division Two)
1987 Chelsea 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1981 West Ham United 1-1 Oldham Athletic (Division One)
1972 Coventry City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1970 Manchester City 1-5 West Ham United (Division One)
1969 West Ham United 1-3 Ipswich Town (Division One)
1964 West Ham United 1-1 Arsenal (Division One)
1959 West Ham United 4-3 Bolton Wanderers (Division One)
1953 Brentford 4-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1936 West Ham United 4-1 Newcastle United (Division Two)
1931 Leeds United 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1925 West Ham United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Division One)

Played 15, Won 6, Drawn 5, Lost 4, Scored 32, Conceded 24

West Bromwich Albion