Classic match

West Ham United 4-1 Stoke City
Division One
27 March 1964

West Ham United's first FA Cup winning campaign brought mixed fortunes in the league on the way to a 14th place finish, but this visit of Stoke City was one to savour for the Boleyn Ground crowd.

Having been defeated by Leicester City in the League Cup semi-final just four days previously, the Hammers needed to bounce back swiftly and did so in style.

The hosts' four goals came from four different sources, with Bobby Moore, Peter Brabrook, Ronnie Boyce (pictured) and Johnny Byrne all getting on the scoresheet.

Byrne's goal was one of 33 that season, while Boyce would go on to net the 90th minute winner in the FA Cup final win over Preston in May.

Ironically, the Hammers' 4-1 win over Stoke was quickly avenged by the Potters, as they triumphed 3-0 in the return fixture on 31 March.

West Ham did, however, claim a superior league position to Stoke by the season's end, finishing 14th, two points clear of 17th-placed Stoke.

Complete record - 27 March

2012 Peterborough United 0-2 West Ham United (Championship)
2010 West Ham United 0-1 Stoke City (Premier League)
2004 West Ham United 2-1 Gillingham (Division One)
1989 West Ham United 0-2 Norwich City (Division One)
1982 West Ham United 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1976 West Ham United 0-1 Norwich City (Division One)
1965 West Ham United 2-1 Arsenal (Division One)
1964 West Ham United 4-1 Stoke City (Division One)
1959 West Ham United 3-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1954 Everton 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1948 West Ham United 1-1 Plymouth Argyle (Division Two)
1939 Millwall 0-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 4-0 Southampton (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 0-0 Lincoln City (Division Two)
1926 Blackburn Rovers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1924 West Ham United 2-3 Huddersfield Town (Division One)
1920 West Ham United 1-0 South Shields (Division Two)

Played 17, Won 9, Drawn 2, Lost 6, Scored 25, Conceded 14

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