Classic match

West Bromwich Albion 0-1 West Ham United
28 March 1964
Division One

Ron Greenwood's Hammers (pictured) met this weekend's opponents West Bromwich Albion 49 years ago to the day, as Roger Hugo popped up with the winner in a 1-0 success at The Hawthorns.

With the prospect of an FA Cup final against Preston North End looming large on the horizon, West Ham would win just once more before the season's end, losing four of their final five league outings. No damage done, however, as they ended the campaign 14th in the top flight.

Match-winner Hugo had made his senior bow for the club just ten days earlier, marking his debut with a goal in a 2-2 draw at Filbert Street.

Despite his excellent start in front of goal, Hugo's third and final run out in claret and blue was only three days away, as West Ham fell to a 3-0 defeat at Stoke City. Hugo went on to sign for Watford the following year, for whom he made 26 appearances, scoring six times.  

The Hammers, meanwhile, were to finish the season in glorious fashion, as they edged past Preston 3-2 at Wembley to see the club lift the FA Cup for the very first time.

Complete record - 28 March

1994 Sheffield United 3-2 West Ham United (Premier League)
1993 West Ham United 2-2 Millwall (Division One)
1992 Leeds United 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1987 West Ham United 1-0 Watford (Division One)
1981 Bolton Wanderers 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1978 Birmingham City 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1975 West Ham United 2-2 Stoke City (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 1-0 Liverpool (Division One)
1967 Aston Villa 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1964 West Bromwich Albion 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1962 Blackburn Rovers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1959 Arsenal 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1953 West Ham United 1-3 Doncaster Rovers (Division Two)
1936 Hull City 2-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1932 Sheffield Wednesday 6-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1931 West Ham United 0-1 Derby County (Division One)
1925 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1921 Notts County 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 18, Won 6, Drawn 6, Lost 6, Scored 21, Conceded 27

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