West Ham United end a five-week wait for a home match this Saturday when West Bromwich Albion visit the Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers have faced Albion 92 times in their history, with plenty of memorable matches to look back on.

We've taken a trip down memory lane to pick out six outstanding home wins against the Baggies, with a 3-1 win from the 1990/91 promotion season and a seven-goal show from the 1960s amongst those featured.

West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
Division Two
1 December 1990

The Hammers were already well on the way to securing promotion back to the top flight when they welcomed West Bromwich Albion to east London at the start of December.

Billy Bonds' side were still to lose a league match when this fixture came around and a commanding performance ensured that proud run would extend to a 19th game.

West Ham hit the top of the table after the previous week's 1-0 win at Plymouth Argyle and maintained their position thanks to goals from George Parris, Frank McAvennie and Trevor Morley.

Bonds' team ended the season second behind Oldham Athletic - good enough to take them back into Division One.

West Ham United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion
Division Two
30 November 1985

West Ham's Boys of '86 were on a charge up the top flight table by the time they took on the Baggies for the first time that season.

Following a relatively slow start to the campaign, which had them 17th after seven games, West Brom were to become the 15th team in a row to take on the Hammers and fail to beat them, in the middle of an 18-game unbeaten run.

The visitors had no answer to West Ham's power on this occasion, as Alan Devonshire, George Parris, Tony Cottee and Neil Orr did the damage with four unanswered goals.

The Hammers' good form was to last throughout the season as they recorded a third-place finish, their best top flight campaign so far in their history.

West Ham United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion
Division One
31 August 1968

West Ham enjoyed a fine start to the 1968/69 campaign and topped the table with nine points from their first six games when they went into this meeting with the Baggies.

The previous game brought a 5-0 victory over Burnley and the Hammers were nearly as goal-happy in this game as they struck four more.

Martin Peters' hat trick was the main cataylst for this success, with Harry Redknapp notching the other goal for a Hammers side that would go on to finish eighth in the Division One standings.

West Ham United 6-1 West Bromwich Albion
Division One
16 April 1965

The Hammers' biggest win over West Bromwich Albion came back in the 1964/65 season - a campaign that was to end in glory as the Hammers secured the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Despite having only four league games left to play, the Hammers had not yet faced the Baggies by mid-April and the Midlanders probably wished that had remained the case after this demolition.

Brian Dear notched five goals in a remarkable 20 minutes, while Martin Peters was also on the scoresheet to ensure the majority of the 27,706 present went home happy.


West Ham United 4-1 West Bromwich Albion
Division One
26 September 1959

The Hammers produced their second four-goal blast in succession to maintain their promising start to the 1959/60 campaign.

After defeating Chelsea 4-2 in their previous game, the Hammers were deadly again as Malcolm Musgrove followed his goal against the Blues with a double here.

Mick Grice and Phil Woosnam were also amongst the goals as West Brom left east London with nothing to show for their efforts.  The Hammers would go on to sit at the top of the table in the autumn, but couldn't keep their form going and ended up finishing 14th

West Ham United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
Division Two
29 March 1924

West Ham United's first league meeting with West Brom also brought about their first league victory over the Baggies.

The Hammers, under Syd King's management, were enjoying top flight football for the first time and this win over the Baggies ended a run of two consecutive defeats.

Jimmy Ruffell scored the only goal of the game in front of an 18,000-strong Boleyn Ground crowd. The return fixture took place just a week later and the Hammers again kept a clean sheet as they secured a 0-0 draw.

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